Two last races were sailed today in Medemblik, Netherlands, closing 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships.
After 6 days of competition, we’re proud to announce the new 2017 Laser Radial Youth World champions are Europeans! Hannah Anderssohn GER and Dimitris Papadimitriou GRE were finally the best sailors after 11 races, performing great in both light and strong wind conditions.
Matilda Nicholls GBR (10th overall) was also claimed 2017 World champion in Women’s U17 category, escorted by Ana Moncada ESP (15th overall).
Well done World champions!!!
2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Final results – Women
It was not easy for Hannah Anderssohn GER (3-
11-4-3-2-1-4- 8-1-3-4) to preserve Women’s leadership during the last days, closely chased by Dolores Moreira URU (5- 12-2-4-5-3-1-2- 7-4-1) who was finally 2nd, just 2 points behind her. Third place overall was for Charlotte Rose USA, 12 points behind leader.
Places 4th to 10th were also occupied by European sailors: Emma Savelon NED (56 pt), Laura Schewe GER (57), Valeria Lomatchenko RUS (76), Julia Buesselberg GER (79), Wiktoria Golebiowska POL (80), Daisy Collingridge GBR (83) and mentioned Matilda Nicholls GBR (84) completed World Top 10 rank, in that order.
2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Final results – Men
Greek sailor Dimitris Papadimitriou GRE (2-
70DSQ-6-4-6-4- 22-3-4-2-1) was fifth overnight but a great 2-1 score today and a second discard allowed him to climb to top position, also helped by a bad last race of previous leader Matias Dietrich ARG (1-3-3-6-5-4- 24-28-2-7- 32), who was finally second. Third place overall was for Nicholas Bezy HKG, draw in 59 points with Dietrich.
Fourth place overall was for new Men’s U17 World champion Josh Armit NZL, ending event with 59 points too.
Fifth place for French sailor Alexandre Boite FRA with 70 units.
Jimmy Marchand FRA (88 pt), Guido Gallinaro ITA (100) and Gregoire Peverelli SUI (100) also concluded championship among Top 10, in places 7th to 9th respectively.