Suffolk sailor grabs silver medal in the Laser worlds in the heat of Oman

Sailor Terry Scutcher is pictured at his home in Shotley.

Sailor Terry Scutcher is pictured at his home in Shotley. - Credit: Archant

Shotley sailor Terry Scutcher finished runner-up in the World Laser Championships in Oman.

Shotley sailor Terry Scutcher finished runner-up in the World Laser Championships in Oman.

It was a fine effort from the 55-year-old, who won four of the 10 races on offer but just lacked the consistency of winner Greg Adam from Australia.

Wolfgang Gertz of Germany was third.

Having finished third in the the same competition 13 years ago, Scutcher was hoping to finish top of the pile this time round, but it wasn’t to be, although he was pleased with his efforts.


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“I lost a bit of weight before I went to Oman because the forecast was for it to be light breezes,” he said.

“I won the lighter breeze races but the wind got up a bit in the rest of them and it cost me. I gambled on it staying light which it didn’t.

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“Not that I’m unhappy about it. I went to win it but I’m pleased with how I sailed.”

“It was a great experience. I was close but my poor races were a lot poorer than Greg Adam’s.

“He was consistent, I couldn’t get near him, but it was a great championship.”

Scutcher is already planning ahead for 2014 and is hoping to race in the Laser 505s in August.

One date definitely in the calendar however is the next World Masters, which he has already qualified for.

That takes place in October in the south of France.

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