Light winds at Buffalo Canoe Club, Ontario, Canada made for taxing racing at the first day of the Laser Radial Youth Worlds yesterday

High temperatures and low wind speeds gave a perfect start to the Laser Radial Youth World Championship on Lake Erie yesterday. The 174 competitor fleet from 20 countries and five continents was split into three fleets for the first two races. All fleets started first time in both races in the 7-8 knot south-westerly wind. In the stable winds it was no surprise to see the top seven sailors scoring similar results across their two races. With six first places available for the taking on the first day Jeffery Cruise from USA was the only sailor to post a perfect score although the British sailor, Ben Paton, came close with two seconds.

The fleet race two races a day in a qualifier series for four days, being split into gold, silver and bronze fleets for the final two days.

Overall Results (after 2 races)

1st USA 170338-Jeffrey Cruise, Male-1, 1, 2.0

2nd GBR 170615-Ben Paton, Male-2, 2, -4.0

3rd CAN 168471-Jeremy Owen, Male-3, 2, 5.0

4th USA 171194-Todd Hawkins, Male-4, 4, 8.0

5th CRO 167973-Tonko Kuzmanic, Male-4, 5, 9.0

6th IRL 170238-Ross McDonald, Male-5, 6, 11.0

7th CAN 169514-Ethan Holtzer, Male-9, 3, 12.0

8th ITA 164468-Marco Lo Bue, Male-5, 7, 12.0

9th USA 159947-Royce Weber, Male-2, 11, 13.0

10th GBR 173491-Giles Scott, Male-7, 6, 13.0

14th GBR 173534-Charlotte Dobson, 1st Female-14, 2, 16.0