Britain's Nick Thompson becomes Laser World Champion

Nick Thompson

Nick Thompson has become Britain's first Laser World Champion in six years after winning the title in Canada.

The 29-year-old won the men's single-handed class with a race to spare on the final day of the seven-day regatta in Kingston.

Thompson had finished second and third in previous championships.

"I've come so close but never quite won one and I finally do it the year before the Olympics when it really matters," he said.

"I'm over the moon. It's been a long time coming."

Silver went to Germany's Philipp Buhl and bronze to Australian Tom Burton.