2 weeks to go for the next Laser Men’s World Championship in Kingston, Canada. So it’s time to mention some interesting insides about the competition, the way Laserista.com does! 😉
Laser Worlds brief history
Laser Men’s World Championships are being played since 1974. First venue was Hamilton, Bermuda, and won by Peter Commette USA.
Since then there were played 34 championships up to date, so Kingston 2015 will be 35th edition, and third repeated venue: 1980-2015. Other repeated venues were Perth 1979-2011 and Melbourne 1987-1999, both in Australia.
2009 edition was played in Halifax, and won by Paul Goodison GBR, so this will be third Laser World Championship in Canada.
Inside #1, AUS vs BRA
20 of 34 Laser World Championships played up to date had been won by Australian or Brazilian sailors, so they count more than half of them both together. Do you want to know how many of them were achieved by AUS and how many by BRA?
Australian laserists won 17 World medals in total: 10 of them Gold, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze.
Brazilian laserists won 17 World medals in total: 10 of them Gold, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze.
So we have a perfect draw here!
That’s our Laser World Champ Inside #1! Nine AUS-BRA Laser sailors will be fighting in Kingston and trying to solely position their countries on top of list. Six for AUS: Tom Burton, Luke Elliot, Mitchell Kennedy, Jeremy O’Connell, Ryan Palk and Matthew Wearn. Three for BRA: Bruno Fontes, Joao Pedro de Oliveira and Robert Scheidt.
So good winds for all of them and stay tune! Inside #2 coming soon!