Aussie Sailors Triumph At Laser Standard Masters World Championship
Published: Monday, 30 May 2016
Mark Bethwaite, Brett Beyer and Gavin Dagley from Australia claimed victory in the Great Grand Masters Division, the Masters Division and the Grand Masters Division of Laser World Championship 2016 respectively. The Champion of the Apprentice Masters Division is Pablo Rabago from Mexico. The race was held in Mexico May 20-28.
(Photos: Laser World Championships)
Mathematically, Bethwaite did not even need to rig his boat today in order to win his division, but as a true sportsman, he took to the water and enjoyed one of the best racing days yet. American Doug Peckover and New Zealander James Temple rounded out the top-three overall.
In perhaps the most tightly contested fleet, Australian Gavin Dagley sealed his win with a first and fourth place today to top the Grand Masters Division in front of Cristian Herman of Chile and Canadian Allan Clark.
In the Masters Division, defending champion Brett Beyer dominated the fleet May 29 by going hard right on the upwind legs to take two horizon-job wins. Beyer’s speed advantage was clear as he keeps a second place finish as his worst score for the event. Also showing similar consistency, American Ernesto Rodriguez cruised to a comfortable second place overall finish followed by Andrew Dellabarca from New Zealand in third.
After another stellar event, the sailors will enjoy the closing ceremony and banquet tonight where they will likely start making plans for next year’s rematch at the Laser Masters World Championship in Split, Croatia.
Top-Three Standings by Division:
Apprentice Masters Division:
1) Pablo Rabago (MEX) 10pts
2) Guilherme Roth (BRA) 18pts
3) Alejandro Rabago (MEX) 29pts
1) Brett Beyer (AUS) 11pts
2) Ernesto Rodriguez (USA) 26pts
3) Andrew Dellabarca (NZL) 43pts
Grand Masters Division:
1) Gavin Dagley (AUS) 25pts
2) Cristian Herman (CHI) 33pts
3) Allan Clark (CAN) 42pts
Great Grand Masters Division:
1) Mark Bethwaite (AUS) 10pts
2) Doug Peckover (USA) 22pts
3) James Temple (AUS) 29pts
Check out the final day of Laser Standard Masters World Championship 2016: