Day 3 of the Kingston Laser Masters’ World Championships

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Day 3 of the Kingston Laser Masters’ World Championships. Two races were completed in 10-14 knots of wind from the South. Forecast is looking promising tomorrow, and two races are scheduled.

Adonis Bougiouris representing Greece is dominating the Laser Standard Apprentice flight , having won every race of the regatta. He is followed by Matt Blakey, New Zealand, who has placed 2nd in every race, and Great Britain’s Denzil May in 3rd. The Standard Masters flight is led by Brett Beyers, Australia, who won all the races today. Ari Barshi, Dominican, began the day in 1st , but finishing 7,6,2 in today’s races moved him down to 2nd. USA’s Peter Hurley sits 3rd. Laser Grand Master flight is dominated by the United States in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Peter Shope, remains in 1st, with Peter Vessella in 2nd and Mark bear in 3rd. In the Standard Great Grand Master flight, Australia’s Mark Bethwaite placed 3,1,1, today to move into 1st. Alan Keen, South Africa, finished the day in 2nd, with New Zealand’s Robert Blakey in 3rd.

The Radial Apprentice flight continues to be lead by Scott Leith, New Zealand. Australia’s Zac Skulander and Great Britain’s Steven Smith are tied in points for 2nd, with Skulander winning the tie breaker. Keith Davids, United States, placed first in all races today, to move into first overall in the Radial Masters flight. Great Britain’s Ian Jones moved down to 2nd, and Joao Ramos is 3rd. Canada’s Robert Britten and Australia’s Jeff Loosemore are tied for first in the Radial Grand Master’s flight. Britten wins the tie breaker to sit in 1st, with Loosemore in 2nd. Rob Koci, Canada, moves into 3rd placing 6,6,1 today. In the Radial Great Grand Master flight, Australian Robert Lowndes sits in 1st, with Great Britain’s Michael Kinnear in 2nd and Bill Symes, United Stated in 3rd after dropping his black flag disqualification from day 1. In the 75 and over flight, American Peter Seidenberg remain in first finishing with all bullets today. Canadian Johan Van Rossem placed 2,2,4 today to move into 2nd and Michael Shield, New Zealand sits in 3rd.

Racing continues tomorrow, with the first signal at 1200, and two races scheduled. Come down to Portsmouth Olympic Harbour to see all the on water action!

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For a full set of Results: http://laserworlds2015.cork.org/?page_id=49

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Event Website: http://laserworlds2015.cork.org/
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Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

Day 2 of the Laser Master Worlds

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The day began sunny with light winds from the South West. The wind was too light for world championship racing, and as a result races were cancelled. Three races are scheduled for tomorrow, with the first warning signal at 1100.

Tomorrow night all Competitors, Coaches and Volunteers will go to Fort Henry for dinner and a sunset ceremony. Fort Henry offers beautiful views of Kingston, and displays its amazing history. The original Fort Henry was built during the War of 1812 and restoration began between 1832 and 1837, when a second fort was built on the site of the first. Sailors, Coaches and Volunteers will enjoy the World Famous, award-winning Sunset Ceremonies, which feature the Fort Henry Guard Drums, Drill Squad, and Artillery Detachment presentation, precision drill and big-bang artillery manoeuvres which bring the ceremony to life!

All are hoping for more wind tomorrow, with three races scheduled. The volunteer meeting will begin at 0900, and the first warning signal will be at 1100.

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For Results:http://laserworlds2015.cork.org/?page_id=49

For more information
Event Website: http://laserworlds2015.cork.org/
CORK website: www.cork.org
CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322
Email: media@cork.org
Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

First racing day of the 2015 Laser Masters’ World Championships

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First racing day of the 2015 Laser Masters’ World Championships. Kingston provided ideal conditions today for 260 sailors representing 26 nations. Each flight completed 2 successful races in 8 knots of breeze from the South West.

The Apprentice Standard flight was led by Adonis Bougiouris, Greece, in both races. He sits in 1st after day 1, with Matt Blakey, New Zealand, in 2nd, and Great Britain’s Denzil May in 3rd. In the Standard Master Category, Ari Barshi, Dominican Republic, won both races today, with Australia’s Brett Beyers placing 3,2 today to sit in 2nd, and Marc Jacobi, United States, is in 3rd. In the Standard Grand Master Category, Peter Shope, United States, sits in first place, winning both races today. Canadian Andrew Roy is in 2nd, with two seconds today, and Peter Vessella is 3rd with a 6,3. Great Grand Master Alan Keen, South Africa, placed 1,2 today to finish the day in 1st, with a 5 point lead from Canadian John Dawson-Edwards who sits in 2nd. Robert Blakey, New Zealand sits in 3rd, only one point behind Dawson-Edwards.

Radial Apprentice Sailors Zac Skulander, Australia, and Scott Leith, New Zealand, are tied for 1st place. Skulander won the tie breaker from Leith by finishing 1st in the final race of the day. Leith sits in 2nd, with Great Britain’s Steven Smith in 3rd. Great Britain’s Ian Jones currently sits in 1st in the Radial Masters flight. Keith Davidson, United States, is in 2nd, and is tied with Joao Ramos, Brazil who sits in 3rd, both with 6 points. The Radial Grand Masters flight is led by Canadian’s Rob Koci and Robert Britten in 1st and 2nd respectively. Britten is tied with Australia’s Jeff Loosemore who sits in 3rd, both with 7 points. Radial Great Grand Master Michael Kinnear, Great Britain, placed 1,2 today to finish 1st. He was followed by Daniel Devos, France, in 2nd and GBR team mate Kevin Pearson in 3rd.

In the over 75 age category, there are 12 competitors representing 10 nations. Leader of flight, winning both races today, is Peter Seidenberg, United States. Seidenberg is 77 years old and has been attending the Laser Master Championships since they were launched in 1980. He has won the Laser Masters Worlds ten times. New Zealand’s Michael Shields sits in 2nd, and Johan Van Rossem in 3rd. The Oldest competitor at the event is Japan’s 82 year old Haruyoshi Kimura. Kimura took part in a Laser Masters in Halifax, Canada in 2009 and has been racing in the Masters worlds since 1985. Kimura is also the president of Japan’s Laser Class Association. In the 75 and over flight, he sits in 8th place.

Tomorrow is another day of Laser Masters’ World Championships Racing on Kingston Waters, with two races scheduled. The first warning signal is 1200 daily, with racing running until July 18. One lay-day is scheduled for July 15.

For updates, follow us on facebook and twitter @CORKKingston and #LaserWorlds15

For a full set of results: http://laserworlds2015.cork.org/?page_id=49

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For more information
Event Website: http://laserworlds2015.cork.org/
CORK website: www.cork.org
CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322
Email: media@cork.org
Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario