Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Polarised and non-polarised readers for sailors

Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship -Harry Price wins

by Jennifer Crooks, CYCA Media on 3 Aug 2014
Harry Price and crew win the Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship. Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship 2014 Andrea Francolini http://www.afrancolini.com/
Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship 2014 - The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia team of Harry Price and his crew of Angus Williams, Finn Gilbert and Owen Long have won the Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship in a sudden death grand final this afternoon.


'It’s a great result and our first major regatta win for this crew,' Price said this afternoon after defeating Milly Bennett and her Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club crew of Travis Thorn, Sam Stewart, Alice Tarnawski and Oscar Stranack in the grand final which was shortened to one match winner takes all due to time constraints.


'The final match was all over the place. We got a penalty at the bottom mark (for allowing too much room at the mark) and were able to wipe it off at the top mark,' Price said.

'We trailed the whole downwind leg until the last 30 seconds where we caught a gust at the pin end of the line and snuck away with the win by millimetres,' he added.

Early in the day however Milly Bennett had defeated Price in similar circumstances in their round robin match.

Price reflected further on his day: 'We won our first match and got off to a really good start in the westerly winds but then lost our second to Milly due to a few boat handling issues.

'In our semi-final against Malcolm (Parker) we got away to a decent lead in the first race and were never headed but the second race was much tighter.

'I’d like to thank Club Marine for their ongoing sponsorship of this regatta and look forward to competing in the Nationals later in the year,' Price added. By winning this Championship, Price has gained automatic entry into the Australian Youth Match Racing Championship that will be hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron later this year.

'It was tactically very challenging in the shifty conditions,' said Milly Bennett. 'We had a much better day today – we changed some crew positions around and Alice really stepped up.

'My best match of the day was definitely the last match of the semi-final defeating Sam (Ellis) to make our way into the grand final. It was very tight racing and could have gone either way.'

Rounding out the podium places was Malcolm Parker and his crew of Annie Wilmot, Dieter Knerim, Pia Doyle and Josh Dawson, representing the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.

'I’m really happy with our third place. It’s a fresh team - we worked together well and had a really good vibe on the boat,' Parker said.

'The last race was when it all counted and we sailed our best. We had a good start, headed out to the left and got a lead on Sam (Ellis). From there we just had to protect our lead. Great race against a good competitor,' he added.

Race Officer Robyn Tames had another tough day battling shifty conditions and trying to push through the required matches. Conditions were in stark contrast to yesterday – light and shifty westerlies which swung 180 degrees to the east as opposed to gusty westerlies.

'We started in a six knot westerly and got two flights away before it swung to almost due east. By the end of the afternoon there were two different sets of breeze – one out of Rushcutters Bay and another out of Double Bay that were coming together in the course area and having a party,' Tames said

'The competitors handled themselves and the boats well in the tricky conditions – they just had to pick the shifts. They were prompt to enter the starting sequence and displayed good sportsmanship when penalties were awarded.

'Winds averaged 12-16 knots with a top gust of 24 knots. The sailors performed well in these conditions which are at the upper limits for match racing,' she added.

Club Marine has been the naming rights sponsor of the NSW Match Racing Championship since 2004 and has recently renewed its naming rights sponsorship of this regatta up to and including the 2016 edition. Club Marine also sponsors one of the Elliott 7 boats and the CYCA’s Club Marine Wednesday Twilight series.

Corey Yeung, Club Marine’s State Manager for NSW and Queensland presented prizes at this evening’s prizegiving and complemented the sailors on their performance.

'Congratulations to Harry Price and his team and to all competitors in this Championship. Club Marine is a proud sponsor of this regatta and as a company we see this as a perfect partnership to ensure the future development of youth sailing,' Yeung said.

Final Standings
1st – Harry Price (CYCA)
2nd – Milly Bennett (RPAYC)
3rd – Malcolm Parker (RPAYC)
4th – Sam Ellis (CYCA)
5th - Will Dargaville (RPAYC)
6th - Clare Costanzo (RPAYC)
7th – Dylan Gore (RYCT)
8th – Emma May (CYCA)
9th – Eddie Moult (RSYS)
10th - Claudia Thackray (RSYS)



Day Two Complete Results - Sunday 3 August, 2014.

Stage 2: Round Robins 1-6 and 7-10

Flight One:
Match One: #10 Dargaville dft #8 Costanzo
Match Two: #7 Price dft #1 Parker
Match Three: #5 Bennett dft #4 Ellis

Flight Two:
Match One: #1 Parker dft #8 Costanzo
Match Two: #4 Ellis dft #10 Dargaville

Match Three: #5 Bennett dft #7 Price
Match Four: #9 May dft #3 Moult
Match Five: #2 Gore dft #6 Thackray

Flight Three:
Match One: #4 Ellis dft #1 Parker
Match Two: #5 Bennett dft #10 Dargaville
Match Three: #7 Price dft #8 Costanzo
Match Four: #9 May dft #6 Thackray
Match Five: #3 Moult dft #2 Gore

Flight Four:
Match One: #1 Parker dft #5 Bennett
Match Two: #8 Costanzo dft #4 Ellis
Match Three: #7 Price dft #10 Dargaville
Match Four: #2 Gore dft #9 May
Match Five: #3 Moult dft #6 Thackray

Flight Five:
Match One: # Bennett dft #6 Costanzo
Match Two: #7 Price dft #4 Ellis
Match Three: #10 Dargaville dft #1 Parker

Positions after Round Robin 2:

Positions 1-4 will progress to Semi Finals.

1. Price - 12 wins
2. Ellis - 9 wins
3. Parker - 9 wins
4. Bennett - 8 wins

Final positions for 5-10.

5. Dargaville - 8 wins
6. Costanzo - 7 wins
7. Gore - 5 wins
8. May - 4 wins
9. Moult - 3 wins
10. Thackray - 1 win

Semi Finals:

Ellis v Bennett
Match One: #5 Ellis dft #1 Bennett
Match Two: #1 Bennett dft #5 Ellis

Bennett defeats Ellis to take the first Semi Final to a third race.

Match Three: #1 Bennett dft #5 Ellis

Price v Parker
Match One: #2 Price dft #4 Parker
Match Two: #2 Price dft #4 Parker

Petit Final: Ellis v Parker
#2 Parker dft #1 Ellis

Parker defeats Ellis to finish third overall.

Final: Price v Bennett
#4 Price dft #5 Bennett

Harry Price wins a nail biting finale to take out the 2014 Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championships.

Beneteau SAIL Oceanis 35.1 37.1 41.1 660x82 1Harken AUS HL Snatch Block 660x82Sail Port Stephens 2017 660x82

Related Articles

America's Cup - Late Protocol change further stacks deck against Kiwis
Five America's Cup teams have dealt themselves a new hand with a new Protocol Change published three days ago. Five America's Cup teams have dealt themselves a new hand with a new Protocol Change published three days ago. On the face of it, the change - to allow 23 days training against each other repairs an omission by the Commissioner for the America's Cup. But it is the timing of the move that is surprising
Posted on 22 Mar
Vestas 11th Hour Racing launch Volvo Ocean Race campaign
Vestas are returning for a second edition, after launching their 2017-18 campaign in partnership with 11th Hour Racing Vestas 11th Hour Racing will be led by the American duo of Charlie Enright and Mark Towill. The team are the fourth to announce for the upcoming edition, which begins on 22 October, and they will use the race to promote a sustainability message around the world.
Posted on 21 Mar
America's Cup - Ben and Barry on Bermuda docking technique
Another in the series from the Bangin' The Corner, this time offering some pointers on docking technique Another in the series from the Bangin' The Corner, this time offering some pointers on docking technique, after the British America's Cup team had a close encounter with their mobile dock in Bermuda. Here's a few tips on how to dock the easy way.
Posted on 21 Mar
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng has an offshore hit-out - Video
In this video Dongfeng go offshore in a big breeze for the first real work-out of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. After a one million euro re-fiit procedure in Lisbon, the Dongfeng Race Team crew gave their boat its first real test ahead of 2017-18 – and it looks better than ever! In this video Dongfeng go offshore in a big breeze for the first real work-out of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race.
Posted on 20 Mar
America's Cup - Ouch ... AC50 style - Video
Land Rover BAR's re-entry to their marina in the Royal Dockyard in Bermuda does not appear to have gone has planned Land Rover BAR's re-entry to their marina in the Royal Dockyard in Bermuda does not appear to have gone has planned on Friday. In this clip the British America's Cup team appear to cop a gust a the wrong moment from the wrong direction and accelerate as they should be slowing down. Turn your audio to hear the crunch.
Posted on 18 Mar
Volvo Ocean Race - Top female sailors join Dongfeng Race Team
The two women bring a wealth of experience to Charles Caudrelier’s team, including a total of five Olympic Games Dongfeng Race Team have selected Carolijn Brouwer and Marie Riou for their Volvo Ocean Race campaign in 2017-18 – a move that confirms the impact of a rule change introduced by the race to encourage mixed male-female crews. The two women bring a wealth of experience to Charles Caudrelier’s team, including a total of five Olympic Games and a host of world titles.
Posted on 16 Mar
Intrepid skipper and Star World Champion Bill Ficker dies at 89
William P 'Bill' Ficker, best known as the skipper of Intrepid in the controversial 1970 America's Cup has died William P 'Bill' Ficker, best known as the skipper of Intrepid in the controversial 1970 America's Cup has died at the age of 89 years. One of USA's most distinguished sailors, Bill Ficker was a winner of the America's Cup, a Star World Champion and the winner of the Congressional Cup.
Posted on 15 Mar
MAPFRE snap up Greenhalgh for Volvo Ocean Race bid
Spanish team MAPFRE have signed Britain’s Rob Greenhalgh as a watch captain for their 2017-18 campaign. Greenhalgh, who returns for his fifth Volvo Ocean Race and second with MAPFRE, is the campaign's fourth confirmed sailor, following skipper Xabi Fernández, fellow watch captain Pablo Arrarte, and Ñeti Cuervas-Mons, who will be bowman and boat captain.
Posted on 14 Mar
America's Cup - Groupama Team France launch their AC50 in Bermuda
Groupama Team France became the sixth and final team to launch their AC50 from the Royal Dockyard Groupama Team France became the sixth and final team to launch their AC50 from the Royal Dockyard, Bermuda on Monday, local time. Images from the launch plus video are in this story. In an intimate “unofficial” celebration, Elise Bakhoum the only woman on Groupama Team France’s shore team christened the yacht Groupama Team France in traditional French fashion at Dockyard yesterday.
Posted on 14 Mar
Volvo Ocean Race – Fourth team confirmed but to be announced later
The fourth team for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 is now confirmed – and will be revealed later this month. The fourth team for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 is now confirmed – and will be revealed later this month. With over seven months to go before the beginning of the next edition in October, the new campaign joins Team AkzoNobel, Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE in early preparations for the 2017-18 start line in Alicante.
Posted on 9 Mar