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
127 entries from 32 countries including two Australians
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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