Valerian Lebrun wins Finn World Masters on Mar Menor


The fourth day of the 2021 Finn World Masters on Mar Menor in Murcia, Spain produced yet more great racing, with Valerian Lebrun, from France, securing the title with a day to spare. He takes an insurmountable 17 point lead into the final day. Filipe Silva, from Portugal remains in second with Spain’s David Terol in third. The race wins on Thursday went to Terol and Lebrun.

Yet another postponement ashore was raised to wait for the wind, which duly arrived around 14.00 and gradually built through the afternoon, topping out at about 8-12 knots by the end of the second race. The sky was blue and the air was hot, but the competition was even hotter.

Under a black flag start, Xavier Penas, from Spain was fastest to the top mark in race 6, but the race turned into a battle between Terol and Lebrun. Terol got the advantage on the second upwind to lead down to the finish to take the win from Lebrun, while Álvaro Ballesteros Martínez De La Cámara, from Spain, crossed third.

Racing concludes Friday with one final race to settle the top 10 and the age categories. The forecast is for more light winds.

Results after Day 4: (top ten, 7 races)

1 FRA 111 Valerian LEBRUN MasterM 12pts
2 POR 21 Filipe SILVA MasterM 29pts
3 ESP 7 David TEROL MasterM 32pts
4 FRA 75 Laurent HAY Grand MasterM 35pts
5 NED 148 Peter PEET Grand MasterM 53pts
6 NED 29 Bas DE WAAL Grand MasterM 67pts
7 SUI 59 Simon BOVAY MasterM 81pts
8 GBR 74 Lawrence CRISPIN Grand MasterM 81pts
9 SUI 7 Christoph BURGER MasterM 86pts
10 NED 41 Karel VAN HELLEMOND MasterM 90pts