The 2018 Laser Senior European championships concluded in La Rochelle, France, after 6 wonderful days of races and medium to strong winds. Sun and warm weather dressed up the whole competition, excepting the last day where sky cried cause we were leaving 😉
2018 Laser Senior European championships – Laser Standard – Final results
Pavlos Kontides CYP was finally the best one among the Laser Standard fleet and crowned new 2018 Laser Senior European champion with 46 points, just one step ahead of new Laser Senior European vice champion Michael Beckett GBR with 47. Bronze European medal for Jesper Stalheim SWE with 50 units.
Pavlos was third overall so also won the European Trophy’s Bronze award. Matthew Wearn AUS and Sam Meech NZL were Gold and Silver with 24 and 35 points respectively.
Sergey Komissarov RUS (58), Tonci Stipanovic CRO (63), Hermann Tomasgaard NOR (66), Philipp Buhl GER (71), Kaarle Tapper FIN (88), Jack Wetherell GBR (89) and Joel Rodriguez ESP (112) completed European’s Top 10.
2018 Laser Senior European championships – Radial Women – Final results
Hat trick for Marit Bouwmeester NED (26 pt), rocking again and winning the Laser Senior European championship for third consecutive time. 1-2 for Dutch sailors during whole championship, with Maxime Jonker NED leading the Qualifying series and finally getting the Silver medal with 62 units. Third place and Bronze medal for Emma Plasschaert BEL with 74.
Marit and Maxime also won Gold and Bronze European Trophy’s medals. Paige Railey USA finished 2nd overall and won Silver with 43 points.
Tatiana Drozdovskaya BLR, Maria Erdi HUN, Tuula Tenkanen FIN, Alison Young GBR, Marie Bolou FRA, Daphne Van der Vaart NED and Ecem Guzel TUR completed European’s Top 10.
2018 Laser Senior European championships – Radial Men – Final results
Slovenian sailor Nik Pletikos SLO comfortably headed the Laser Radial Men’s fleet during the event and finally crowned new 2018 Laser Radial Men’s Senior European champion with 29 points. Silver medal for Federico Tocchi ITA with 37, one point ahead of multiple times champion Marcin Rudawski POL with 38.
Greek sailor Pandelis Kyrpoglou GRE is new 2018 Radial Men’s Under 21 champion, finishing 5th overall with 96 points. Yvan Beaufils FRA and Alexandre Kowalski POL completed U21 podium, ranked on 6th and 8th overall places respectively.