Great Aussie Results at Radial Worlds in New Zealand

Aussie sailors have taken some of the top places at the Laser Radial World Championships held during March in New Zealand with Gabrielle King being crowned the World Champion in the Women’s Youth event.

Young Ashley Stoddart had a fantastic regatta finishing 10th overall in the Women’s Youth World Championship and was crowned the Under 17 World Champion – not a bad result for a 14 year old!

Beijing bound Olympian Sarah Blanck placed 5th in the Women’s World Championship, missing 4th on a countback. 

Simon Morgan took out the Bronze in the Laser Radial Men’s World Championship with James Burman finishing 5th overall and taking the Silver medal in the Under 21 division.

Tom Burton placed 4th in the Men’s Youth World Championship, only 5 point off the silver medal.

Top 5 Aussies in each event . . .

Laser Radial Women’s World Championship
Sarah Blanck          5th
Gabrielle King        15th silver fleet
Megan deLange     19th silver fleet
Alexandra South    39th silver fleet
Ashley Stoddart     56th silver fleet

Laser Radial Women’s Youth World Championship
Gabrielle King         1st
Ashley Stoddart     10th
Megan Darby          24th
Alexandra South    32nd

Laser Radial Men’s World Championship
Simon Morgan        3rd
James Burman       5th (2nd under 21)
Ryan Palk               12th (6th under 21)
Klade Hauschildt    14th (7th under 21)
Ben Gunther           21st (9th under 21)

Laser Radial Men’s Youth World Championship
Tom Burton             4th
Elliott Noye              27th
Keiran Searle           29th
Christopher Jones   10th silver fleet
Simon Leicester       21st silver fleet

2008 Takapuna Worlds website for full results

Yachting Australia interview with World Champion – Gabrielle King