Radial Worlds open in Rizhao, China

The Women's Laser Radial World Championship in Rizhao, China, today (Tuesday (1 October) with the British challenge headed by London Olympian Alison Young, who will hope to follow up her European bronze with a World Championship podium finish. Main rivals will include Olympic Champion Lijia Xu, 2012 silver medallist Marit Bouwmeester and European Champion Annalise Murphy and Evi Van Acker BEL, Paige Railey USA, Tina Mihelic CRO and Tatjana Droszdowskaja BLR.76 participants from 31 nations are entered with Chloe Martin, Hannah Snellgrove and Georgina Povall also be in action for the British Sailing Team. The official weather report promises good conditions with a 10-15 kn breeze. The Championship concludes on Monday 7 October.