Australians ready for 4.7 World Championships in Kiel

by Kate Lathouras

The 2016 Laser 4.7 World Championships begin racing today Tuesday 2 July in Kiel, Germany with 16 representatives from Australia competing.

Split into boys and girls divisions, 389 competitors from over 38 countries will compete in all youth pathway boats for the regatta title.

Fourteen Australians will be taking part in the boys division and two Australians in the girls division.

Australian sailor, Bronagh Allison, is looking forward to the intense competition that the female division is set to provide.

"This is my first World Championships in the 4.7 and I'm eager to start racing,” Bronagh said.

“Training with coaches Luke Elliot and Tristan Brown has been great with a large focus of it on our starts, speed and the psychology of racing.

“As this is my first Worlds I would like to take away the experience of sailing in a large, high quality fleet and aim to qualify for Gold fleet”, added Bronagh.


Overall, 262 entries from 38 countries including 14 Australians

Name State Sail Number
Nathan Bryant NSW AUS196435
Hayden Coote WA AUS206001
Logan Cortis NSW AUS190354
Boston Cortis NSW AUS208818
Henry Davison NSW AUS202972
Rome Featherstone WA AUS202854
Max Gluskie TAS AUS184671
Antony Hawke NSW AUS185799
Jack Littlechild NSW AUS208807
Mark Louis ACT/NSW AUS207865
George Morton QLD AUS192264
Thomas Needham QLD AUS208356
Finn O’Dea WA AUS207845
William Sargent TAS/NSW AUS197555


127 entries from 32 countries including two Australians

Name State Sail Number
Bronagh Allison WA AUS186641
Hailey Johnson WA AUS207452


Racing starts today with two races scheduled each day for the Qualifying series until Saturday when the Final series begins with the final day of racing scheduled for Sunday 7 July.

The program is listed as below.

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