The final day of Laser Worlds 2012 in Boltenhagen, Germany wasn't without challenge for the Canadian Sailing Team with more wind than previous days and consistent shifts and pressure changes over the entire course. On the start Lee Parkhill, Chris Dold and David Wright were hot on the line with good positioning. At the first mark it was Parkhill in 20th, Dold in 24th and Wright in 34th position. Turning downwind Wright over takes ten boats putting him in 14th. On the final run Parkhill loses control and capsizes while in 16th, being overtaken by ten boats and finishing 26th behind Wright who ends up in 16th.
In the final race of the event, Wright has a loose grip on 11th position overall, with four boats ahead and three close behind fighting for his spot. Parkhill has 18th going in, sails a great race and takes a final position of 16th overall. Wright unfortunately gets caught in bad pressure downwind on the final leg and finishes 15th overall leaving Dold to finish 45th over all. Despite the shifts and inconsistent wind pressure, the Canadian Lasers have two very notable top 20 finishes at the 2012 Laser Worlds. Up next, watch for Canada's Olympic sailors at Sail for Gold in June at the Olympic venue in Weymouth, England where they will familiarize themselves with the waters off the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and continue their journey towards London 2012.
Full results HERE.