Laser Masters Worlds – Keen Ties 1st Overall

Alan Keen - Laser World Masters 2015. pic by Luka Bartulovic/www.sailingshot.com

Alan Keen – Laser World Masters 2015.
pic by Luka Bartulovic/www.sailingshot.com

What a disappointment for Alan Keen as he tied equal first with Mark Bethwaite of Australia after 12 races and was relegated to 2nd overall on the tie-break.

It was a stunning effort by keen who finished all his races in the top 3, with his worst finish a 4th – so he effectively discarded a 3 and a 4.

Bethwaite had two UFD (U-flag Disqualifications) results, both of which he discarded to end equal with Keen, but having more first places he took the title.

Alan Keen has been a very loyal and competitive Laser sailor for man, many years, so it is not surprise to see him doing to so well – but to have won would have simply been the ‘cherry on the top’ of an illustrious Laser sailing career.