Maloney leading Kiwi at Laser world champs

Last updated 05:00 25/11/2013

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Andy Maloney was the leading Kiwi at the Laser class world sailing championship in Oman, finishing 11th.

The 2012 bronze medallist finished the 12th and final race in 17th, enough for him to climb three places in the overall standings and edge past compatriot Sam Meech, whose 45th yesterday saw him slip to 13th overall.

Brazil's Robert Scheidt sealed the title with a win in the final race; the 40-year-old great has now won the title nine times and he declared this victory the most special after returning to the single-handed Laser from a stint in the two-person Star class.

The regatta was the final Olympic class world championship of the year. In 2014, all Olympic class world championships will be contested at the same venue and time - in Santander, Spain in September - when national qualification for the 2016 Olympics will be on offer.

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- Fairfax Media

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