Shope, Clark master tricky conditions at Midweek Madness Print
Friday, 12 February 2016 23:27

Laser Masters Week continued Wednesday and Thursday at US Sailing Center Martin County, Jensen Beach with 47 Standard Rig and 37 Radial Rig sailors from six countries and eighteen states completing seven trapezoid course races in challenging conditions in an unstable westerly wind ranging from 3 to 15 mph. While warm compared to most of the country, the temperature was not ideal for a Florida outing.  Peter Shope, a World Champion in Kingston last year, was victorious in the Standard Fleet, followed by David Hiebert and Andy Roy.  Al Clark moved to the Radial Fleet after dominating the Standard Fleet this past weekend and showed his World Championship form in his win with Christine Neville second and Martin Willard third.  The sun shown on the competitors and their entourages as they packed up and headed to Palm Beach Sailing Club for the Florida Masters this coming weekend.