Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED wins 2015 Laser Europeans and a spot for Netherlands at Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
2015 Laser Europeans final results
After 12 races scheduled, 6 Qualifyers and 6 Final series, Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED could win the 2015 Laser Europeans with 37 points, winning 3 of races and discarding worsts 9th and 16th places.
Second place was for German Philipp Buhl GER with 42 pt. Third was Tonci Stipanovic CRO with 54.
Nicholas Heiner NED, last ISAF Sailing World Champion and Van Schaardenburg’s rival in their way for Rio 2016, finished 5th and congratulated his compatriot on Facebook; “We planned and put so much work into today and next year august thats this feels unreal. Not being able to achieve what we set out to do.. Congrats to Rutger van Schaardenburg for winning the Dutch Olympic Trials and the new European Champion. Massive thanks to Steven le Fevre for all the dedication he put into this campaign as a coach and person! And off course my sponsors Delta Lloyd Magic Marine Team Heiner Giant Benelux and On Deck”.
British Elliot Hanson GBR stayed with 4th place and expressed all his happiness on Twitter; “Finished the Senior Euors in 4th, just 2 points off a medal after the best weeks sailing of my life…thanks for all the support!”.