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Written by Tracy Usher   
Wednesday, 29 August 2007 13:22

The 2008 Master's World Championship in Terrigal, Australia, has ended. Complete results, daily writeup, pictures, etc., can be found on the event website.

The two final days of racing see sunshine and nice sailing conditions with 4 good races for all fleets. Peter Seidenberg wins his seventh Master Worlds by dominating the Great Grand Master fleet. Well done Peter! Congratulations are also due to James Liebl for winning, in his first try, the Radial Apprentice Championship. Top North American finishers include: Michelle Davis (5th Women's Radial Apprentice), Andy Roy (4th Standard Master), Al Clark (4th Radial Master), Doug Peckover (12th Standard Grand Master) and Halsey Bullen (19th Radial Grand Master). 

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Canadian Masters Team
Canadian Masters Team in Terrigal

(Report at Thursday) After four days of racing James Liebl and Peter Seidenberg continue to lead their fleets. Andy Roy moves into third overall in the Standard Masters, Chris Raab in fourth in the Radial Masters and Doug Peckover eighth in the Standard Grandmaster.

(Report at Lay Day)The lay day has been reached at the 2008 Master Worlds in Terrigal Australia! While the conditions have not been exactly what has been hoped for it has been quite a series so far with very tight racing in all of the fleets. Racing started Sunday under "showery" conditions with very shifty winds. The Radial fleet was sent afloat and after about 2 hours of waiting was finally able to start racing. They raced one and then turned it over to the Lasers who were able to complete about 3-4 legs of their race before a 90 degree wind shift scrambled the fleet and the racing was abandoned for the day. Monday saw the morning breeze from the "right" direction (east) giving high hopes for the vaunted seabreeze. The Standards sailed first and had two races in a good 8-10 knot breeze (unfortunately, the seabreeze just never kicked in) which featured more 5-10 degree shifts than one might have thought for an onshore breeze. The Radials followed with two more races of their own. Tuesday saw a return of overcast skies and early morning showers with little to no wind. The fleet was postponed on shore for about an hour before a light south easterly breeze filled in. The Radials were up first and were sent out to do one race with the hope of then getting in two for the Standards to even up the score card. In the end all fleets did get in one race but it stayed very light and still with some big shifts to help scramble the fleets up a bit.

US Masters Team
US Masters Team in Terrigal

The North American contingent is right in the thick of it in many of the fleets! Top NA finishers in each fleet (at the lay day) include:

Apprentice Standard: 43 - Warren Miller (USA)
Apprentice Radial: FIRST - James Liebl (USA)
Masters Standard: 5 - Tim Landt (USA)
Masters Radial: 4 - Chris Raab (USA)
Grand Master Standard: 7 - Ken Brown (CAN)
Grand Master Radial: 23 - Halsey Bullen (USA)
Great Grand Master: 1 - Peter Seidenberg

Of note: James Liebl sailing in his first Master Worlds leading the Apprentice Radial fleet and Peter Seidenberg sailing in his 25th Master Worlds crushing the Great Grand Masters! Chris Raab is in fourth but only 1 point out of first in a highly competitive Master Radial Fleet.

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