Maxim Nikolaev — world champion in the Laser Radial class

4th of July in Brisbane (Australia) finished the World Junior Championships in sailing in the Laser class — Radial. 70 boys and 35 girls competed for the title of top athletes. Among them — the leaders of the youth national team of Russia Maxim Nikolaev and Dmitry Tretyakov.

Unusually for Australia, all the races were held with the weak unstable winds up to 12 knots. Every day, the organizers did their best to hold the maximum number of races, but they will not succeed.

The division into "gold" and "silver" fleet Championship was held at the end of the five qualifying races. Both Russian athlete on the basis of qualifications hit the "gold" fleet.

Everyone was waiting for the finals, but the wind did not come. It was only on the last day at 10 am championship organizers managed to spend the final two races.

Stable good parishes in each race allowed Maxim Nikolaev throughout the race to fight for the top places in the overall standings. As a result, sixteen-athlete from Moscow won the title of world champion among youth in the age group under 17 years of age and took 4th place in the overall standings. 

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