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27 August 2005, 12:00 am
The Final Results Are In
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Laser II World Championship 2005
Ontario, Canada

The final results saw no change in the leaderboard. Trevor McEWEN and his brother took the title without a problem. The battle for second and third positions was much closer with the British Alex TAYLOR just holding the position over Jason KOBRICK from Canada in third.
Trevor from Stirling, Ontario who learned to sail at Bay of Quinte Yacht Club and his brother from and Beaumaris Yacht Club, sailed a brilliant series of races in a variety of winds, from of 5 to 8 knots at the beginning of the week, including weather which produced waterspouts, to 12 knots in the final race of the day on Thursday.

This was the third time MCEWEN has been to the worlds, and the first time he and his brother finished in first place, in the 10 race series, MCEWEN managed to sail his vessel to 5 firsts, 2 seconds, one third and one fourth place finish for 12 points after two drops, to capture the title just five points ahead of his nearest rival Alex TAYLOR of the Macclesfield Yacht Club in Cheshire, England who finished with a score of 17 points after two drops.

TAYLOR sailed the series with two firsts, two seconds, three thirds, one fifth, and one twelfth place finish to finish just 5 points back of MCEWEN for a total of 17 points.

TAYLOR, managed to take the second place finish just two points ahead of Canadians, Jason KOBRICK and Andrew MCEWEN who scored 18 points after the two drops, while fourth place was taken by the team from Great Britain, skippered by Nigel SKUDDER. Fifth place was taken by the team for Ireland Marty O'LEARY and Yvette DEACON. The team from the United States skippered by Hunter RATIFF finished no higher than 14th place while Pablo Rabago DORBECKER of Mexico crossed the line in 15 place and Italian Raffaella CAGLIANO managed a 19th place with 146.00 points.

The fleet saw 56 boats compete for the title from seven countries, Canada had 38 sailors, Great Britain 3, Ireland 1, Germany 1, Italy 1, Mexico 1, and the United States 9.

Final Results - Top Ten

Pos Name Nation Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10 Pts
1 Trevor MCEWEN and Ian MCEWEN CAN 3 1 1 4 2 1 2 1 1 5 12
2 Alex TAYLOR and Bryan MOBBS GBR 2 5 2 1 1 3 3 12 2 3 17
3 Jason KOBRICK and Andrew MCEWEN CAN 1 2 3 3 3 11 1 6 3 2 18
4 Nigel SKUDDER and Keith HILLS GBR 4 3 4 6 4 4 5 ZPG 12 1 31
5 Marty O'LEARY and Yvette DEACON IRL 5 4 18 5 13 2 8 5 38 17 59
6 Ben WHAN and Dale MCKEE CAN 7 13 10 23 6 9 10 7 40 11 73
7 Cameron PALLISER and Stuart PALLISER CAN 6 15 8 15 7 ZPG 11 18 7 8 77
8 Jeff GIBSON and Scott MCLEAN CAN 10 12 13 8 10 5 9 16 14 16 81
9 Andrew VICKERSON and Jessica MA CAN 21 35 6 16 9 29 6 9 13 4 84
10 David WILKES and Trevor WALLACE CAN 17 14 7 10 19 14 45 3 5 22 89
Geoff Webster (As Amended By ISAF)
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