Laser Masters World Championships 2014 ended this Saturday in Hyeres, France.
We would like to start mentioning impressive participation; 499 boats were registered in total, counting all rigs and age categories. Standard Masters were the larger fleet with 116 laserists. Standard Grand Masters were second with 87.
Laser Masters Worlds 2014, final results
So let’s start mentioning Standard Masters results! After 12 races and 9 victories the absolute winner of this competition was Brett Beyer AUS (1-
8-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1- BFD-6) with 15 points. Arnoud Hummel NED and Peter Shope USA were second and third with 20 and 28.60 units respectively. Ari Barshi DOM, founder of the Laser Training Center in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, was ranked 9th with 72 points.
Now going with the Standard Grand Masters we must say the winner of competition was Nick Harrison GBR (3-
5-2-2-1-1-1-2-3-2- 19-9) with 26 points, followed by Andy Roy CAN and Peter Vessella USA in second and third with 27 and 33 units respectively. ILCA’s President Tracy Usher USA was part of this fleet and ranked 7th overall with 64 points.
Completing Laser Standard results, Apprentices were lead by Adonis Bougiouris GRE (
2-2-2-1-2-1-1-1-1-1-1- DNF) with 13 points, followed by Maciej Grabowski POL with 17. Matt Blakey NZL completed podium with 29 units.
Now talking about the Laser Radials we would like to start mentioning Great Grand Masters fleet (77 competitors) finally won by Keith Wilkins GBR (1-2-1-2-3-2-
5-1-1- DNF) with 13 points, followed by Robert Lowndes AUS and Peter Seidenberg USA with 18 and 37 units.
Michael Keeton NZL (2-1-2-2-2-4-1-
6-3- 5) lead Radial Grand Masters fleet (70 laserists) with 17 points, followed by Jeff Loosemore AUS and Terry Scutcher GBR with 19 and 27 units respectively.
Radial Masters were lead by Stefen Cockerill GBR (1-
11-1-1-1-2-4-1-4- 13) and Mark Kennedy AUS (2- 29-2-2-2-1-2-3-1- 11), both with 15 units, finally British achieving first place and second for Australian competitor. Third place here was for Joao Ramos BRA with 25 points.
Radial Apprentices were dominated by Jon Emmet GBR (
8-1-2-2-1-2-1-1-2- 4), Lijia Xu’s coach at London 2012 where she won Gold medal, with 12 points, followed by Scott Leith NZL and Alp Alpagut TUR with 14 and 28 units respectively.
And finally Great Grand Masters with a Laser 4.7 rig were lead by Stephen Walsh AUS (1-1-1-
2-1-2-1-1-1- 10) with 9 units. Mark Bethwaite AUS and Robert Blakey NZL were second and third with 14 and 27 points respectively.
Next Laser Master’s World Championships 2015 will be held in Kingston, Canada, from July 10th to 18th. More information here.