2016 World Championships Mexico

Australian sailors featured strongly in recent ILCA World Laser Championships held at Nuevo Vallarta  in Mexico.

Open Women and Men

In the Women’s Championship Ashley Stoddart (Qld) finished 22nd with youth sailor Marlena Berzins (NSW) experiencing her first open World Champs.
The Men’s Championship saw 6 Australian sailors competing, with Matthew Wearn (WA) finishing 4th and Tom Burton (NSW) 6th.


The radial and standard Masters Championships were held separately for logistical reasons, with 27 Australians contesting the radials and 12 the standards. Australian sailors dominated the placings. Recent world champions, Rob Lowndes, Vanessa Dudley, Mark Bethwaite and Brett Beyer repeated their winning performances.

2016 masters cube winners from Australia:

75 plus – Kerry Waraker (Qld) 2nd; Great grand master – Rob Lowndes (NSW) 1st; Grand master – Vanessa Dudley (NSW) 1st, Jeff Loosemore (NSW) 2nd.

Great grand master – Mark Bethwaite 1st; Grand master – Gavin Dagley (Vic) 1st; Master – Brett Beyer 1st.