Sunday, 13 June 2010

Laser European Cup: Mike Bullot (NZL) finishes 5th

Bullot on the final day of competition in Estonia. Image copyright Aivar Kullamaa.

by Jodie Bakewell-White

NZL Sailing Team Laser sailor Mike Bullot has finished fifth at the 2010 Laser Euroepean Championships.

The regatta, which has just concluded in Tallinn, Estonia, attracted a world class fleet of 148 Olympic class Laser sailors.

Croatia’s Tonci Stipanovic prevailed with the win ahead of GBR’s Paul Goodison who was second. Australia’s Tom Slingsby completes the podium places with the bronze.

Bullot, from the Murrays’ Bay Sailing Club, sailed with consistency throughout the twelve race series staged over five days. In ten of the twelve races sailed the kiwi placed within the top dozen to cross the line and his score card included a couple of second places.

The 26 year old achieved a career best in 2009 when he won silver at the 2009 Laser World Championships. The 2010 Laser World Championships are on in Hayling Island, Great Britain from August 27th to September 5th.

Laser European Championship: European Trophy
Top Five Results

1st Tonci Stipanovic (CRO)
2nd Paul Goodison (GBR)
3rd Tom Slinsgby (AUS)
4th Andreas Geritzer (AUT)
5th Mike Bullot (NZL)

Laser Europeans
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