Fort Lauderdale teen wins Laser Radial title

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US Sailing development team member Erika Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) continued her successful sailing streak last weekend by becoming the 2010 Laser Radial youth world champion.

After winning a bronze medal at the 40th Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF world championship 10 days ago, Reineke firmly stated her aspiration for this event: "My goal is to win and bring home a gold medal," she said.

She achieved that goal with a race to spare and a healthy 27-point cushion, thanks to a string of first and second place finishes in the 44-boat girls fleet.

The world's best youth Laser Radial sailors - 320 sailors from 42 countries - competed July 18-25 in Largs, Scotland.

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