Day 1 of the Laser Master Worlds in Hyères, France but the racing struggled to get going due to the very light breeze, with the Radial events failing to manage any successful starts. The Laser standard fleets were more successful, although only one race was completed for each.
The Standard Master fleet of 116 was split into two flights with Brett Beyer of Australia and Scott Ferguson of the USA wining their flights. They lead overall from Allen Clark of Canada and Arnoud Hummel of the Netherlands. Best placed Brits are Alan Davis who took a third in his flight and Simon Bennett who had a fifth.
The Standard Grand Masters were also split into two flights. The results only show one winner! Phil Paxton of Canada is followed by Tracy Usher of the USA and Micael Lundgren of Sweden. Britain's Nick Harrison took a third in his flight and Pete Sherwin a sixth.
Top three places by group:Standard Apprentice (Age 35 - 44)
1. Maciej Grabowski, POL, 2 points
2. Adonis Bougiouris, GRE, 4
3. Matt Blakey, NZL, 8
Standard Master (Age 45 - 54)
1. Allan Clark, CAN, 5
2. Andreas John, GER, 6
3. Niklas Pernvik, SWE, 7
Standard Grand Master (Age 55 and over)
1. Robert Britten, CAN, 3
2. Roberto Bini, ITA, 6
3. Michael Nissen, GER, 7
Radial Grand Master (Age 55 and over)
1. Ian Escritt, GBR, 1
2. Michael Keeton, NZL, 2
3. Brett Wright, BER, 3
4.7 Great Grand Master (Age 65 and over)
1. Stephen Walsh, AUS, 1
2. Nagaoka Akemi, JPN, 2
3. Waltraud Schmitt, FRA, 3
Full results: lasermasters.coych.org/results/