Friday, December 06, 2013
Congratulations to Vanessa Dudley of Australia who is the new Laser Radial Grandmaster World Champion.
The Laser Masters Worlds are currently being held in Oman, and Vanessa clinched her victory today without even needing to sail in the two races tomorrow. Although I hear from my sources that she does intend to sail on the last day of the regatta anyway. What a sport!
Vanessa is one of only eight women sailing in the Masters Worlds this year and she faced some tough competition in the Radial Grandmaster fleet from 22 men including a couple of former Masters world champions.
Vanessa is only the second woman to achieve the feat of beating all the men to win a Masters world championship. Lyndall Patterson, also from Australia, won the Radial Grandmaster fleet in Hayling Island in 2010.
Let's hope this victory is an inspiration for more women to get involved in Laser Masters sailing.
What about it ladies?
Posted by Tillerman at 1:47 PM