Worlds Day 4

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  1. Bradley

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    Laser World Championship
    Hyannis Yacht Club, Cape Cod, USA
    Day 4
    The last day of the qualifier series at the Laser World Championship belonged to Brazilian Robert Scheidt. The five times world champion won both his heats easily in 18 to 23 knot winds that eased by five knots for the second race. He said I had a perfect day. In the first race I started in the middle and went five minutes to the left until I could cross the guys on the starboard side. I rounded the top mark in second place behind Mark Howard who I passed on the downwind. After that I just protected my lead. Howard from Great Britain said with a smile on his face I was pleased to round first but when I saw Robert behind it was a case of after you sir because he was so fast. Scheidt continued In the second race I started again in the middle but the breeze moved a little bit more to the right. When I tacked I crossed behind two boats but because they overstood I was able to round first and then again I just protected my lead. Second place in the second heat went to another British sailor, Paul Goodison. Goodison said It was vary fair racing but Roberts speed was awesome. Scheidt now moves 9 points ahead of his nearest rival Brendan Casey from Australia. Summing up the day he said It was hard physically but I feel good just like back to the old days!
    Frederick Westman from Finland had nearly as good a day as Scheidt finishing a close second to Karl Suneson SWE in the first race of his fleet and having an easier first place ahead of Luis Martinez from Spain in the second race. In the same fleet overnight leader, Ed Wright from Great Britain, lost his edge. Capsizing on the downwind leg when lying fifth he could only manage a ninth and a tenth which on any other day is good result but in this very competitive fleet it was sufficient to drop him 6 places on the overall leader board.
    The fleet now carry their results forward to the final series of six races in gold and silver fleets for the next 3 days when a further six races are scheduled.
    Full results, reports and photos at http://www.laserworlds2002.com/senior/
    Overall results after 7 races with one discard;
    Seq Name Scores 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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    1 BRA Robert Scheidt 11.0 15 1 2 5 1 1 1
    2 AUS Brendan Casey 20.0 3 4 1 2 5 5 23
    3 SWE Karl Suneson 22.0 8 2 10 1 1 1 9
    4 RSA Gareth Blanckenberg 24.0 1 5 4 5 2 8 7
    5 GBR Paul Goodison 24.0 8 3 19 4 3 4 2
    6 GBR Edward Wright 26.0 2 1 1 18 3 9 10
    7 FIN Fredrik Westman 26.0 12 2 2 41 7 2 1
    8 FIN Roope Suomalainen 28.0 39 6 9 3 4 3 3
    9 SLO Vasilij Zbogar 37.0 5 8 10 4 5 10 5
    10 GBR Mark Howard 43.0 12 3 8 34 4 2 14
    11 SWE Peter Santen 44.0 6 8 5 7 8 18 10
    12 ITA Diego Negri 46.0 19 5 7 16 12 3 3
    13 SWE Daniel Birgmark 54.0 23 13 6 10 7 4 14
    14 AUT Andreas Geritzer 56.0 11 13 13 23 2 6 11
    15 CRO Mate Arapov 59.0 17 12 3 13 10 bfd 4
    16 POR Gustavo Lima 62.0 7 12 17 8 21 9 9
    17 ESP Luis Martinez 63.0 9 6 ocs 14 18 14 2
    18 BEL Philippe Bergmans 63.0 14 10 8 15 19 5 11
    19 NED Pieter-Jan Postma 64.0 45 4 18 8 9 13 12
    20 SWE Rasmus Myrgren 65.0 7 16 17 24 9 11 5
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