Two of the RYA Team GBR sailors are in top five places at the Laser Europeans

With one more day of qualifying races before the finals start on Friday, two of the RYA Team GBR sailors are in top five places at the Laser Europeans.

Paul Goodison improved his game by securing his first win of the regatta and following it up with a fourth place finish, pushing him up one place in the overall standings into fifth position. Fellow Team GBR sailor, Ed Wright, is currently lying in fourth position overall, after securing a seventh and a 10th position in Wednesday’s race. As six races have been sailed one discard comes into play, and Wright has been able to discard his disappointing 35th position from the previous day, to push him into fourth place.

In more consistent breeze, Norwegian sailor Peer Moberg showed he is well adapted to these conditions and is leading the event overall after six races, he carried on his dominance over the fleet, with a second and a first position. Diego Negri from Italy has scored a consistent string of second and third positions and is two points behind Moberg. Maciej Grabowski (POL) is in third position overall, being pushed up two places, due to a first place in the last race of the day.

The sailors will compete in one more day of qualifiers, then the first 50 per cent of boats (rounded down) will sail a Gold final series of a maximum of four races. The remaining boats will sail a Silver final series, also with a maximum of four races.


Overall (after 6 races, 1 discard)

1st Peer Moberg NOR 10 points

2nd Diego Negri ITA 12 points

3rd Maciej Grabowski POL 14 points

4th Ed Wright GBR 22 points

5th Paul Goodison GBR 22 points

6th Fredrik Lassenius SWE 25 points

7th Gustavo Lima POR 25 points

8th Luis Martinez ESP 26 points

9th Vasilij Zbogar SLO 28 points

10th Sebastian Schmidt-Klugmann GER 31 points

Other British Placings

27th James Green 73 points

32nd Dan Holman 81 points

44th Peter Walker 102 points

54th Andrew Smith 118 points

56th Mark Howard 125 points

62nd Jim Taylor 142 points

79th Andrew Walsh 167 points