Fort Lauderdale teen wins Laser Radial title


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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