Please select your home edition
Edition
Safety at Sea - Baltic - 3

Australian Youth Match Racing Championship - Close racing on Day 2

by Peter Campbell on 24 Sep 2012
Australian Youth Match Racing Championship 2012 Rob Cruse
Australian Youth Match Racing Championship, hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, is being sailed on Hobart’s River Derwent.

Hobart sailor Christopher ('George') Jones and his Sydney rival Byron White are still equal after three round-robins.

In their one encounter today, Jones, one of Tasmania’s leading Laser dinghy sailors, defeated White, give him two wins ove the New South Wales champion youth team.

However, as the strong northerly breeze died away in the early afternoon, Jones and his crew of Jonny Cooper, Dylan Gore and Hugh Jones, lost their round-robin match to the lightweight NSW crew of Milly Bennet, Alice Tarnawski and Jack Nairn.

This left Jones, who is representing the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, and White, with his crew of Ashlen Rooklyn and Jack Breislin from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, on 10 wins each.

Bennet, from the Royal Prince Aflred Yacht, and her crew of Alice Tarnawski and Jack Nairn, have had just four wins.

A fourth round-robin is scheduled for tomorrow morning, with Jones and White certain to head the rankings going into the finals in the afternoon.

'Again we saw close racing, with the morning racing also calling for good boat handling as the breeze gusted to 22 knots with choppy waters,' said international race officer Nick Hutton.

'But at the same time, further down Sandy Bay some 30 young sailors were sailing their tiny Optimist dinghies in the same wind strength but ever bigger waves,' Hutton Event website
PredictWind.com 2014Jeanneau Sunfast 660x82Sail Port Stephens 2017 660x82

Related Articles

Young and young at heart enjoy the Festival of Sails 2017
From third generation sailors to first timers, the fun and camaraderie on and off the water is attracting the young From third generation sailors to first timers, the fun and camaraderie on and off the water is attracting the young and the young at heart to Geelong’s Festival of Sails presented by Rex Gorell Land Rover.
Posted today at 5:12 am
18ft Skiffs - Images from Race 2 of the Australian Nationals + Video
Full video replay coverage of Sunday's race shot by Bob Killick and the team on the Camera cat. Photographer Michael Chittenden was on the water again for the second race of the Australian National Championships for the 18ft skiffs as the countdown is underway to the JJ Giltinan trophy getting underway in just over a month on February 4, 2017. Full video replay coverage of Sunday's race shot by Bob Killick and the team on the Camera cat.
Posted today at 4:04 am
World Sailing News - February 2017 and December 2016
Catch the latest World Sailing month video magazine - February 2017 edition Catch the latest World Sailing month video magazine - February 2017 edition is just out featuring a wrap-up of the main sailing events of the December-January period including Thomas Coville’s new world record; the 2016 AON Youth Worlds; Rolex Sydney Hobart, Vendee Globe updates and a spectacular 49er crash while training in 27kts plus and big seas.
Posted today at 3:07 am
World Sailing News - February 2017 and December 2016
Catch the latest World Sailing month video magazine - February 2017 edition Catch the latest World Sailing month video magazine - February 2017 edition is just out featuring a wrap-up of the main sailing events of the December-January period including Thomas Coville’s new world record; the 2016 AON Youth Worlds; Rolex Sydney Hobart, Vendee Globe updates and a spectacular 49er crash while training in 27kts plus and big seas.
Posted today at 3:07 am
You spin me right round
Vinyl records went the way of the dodo with first CDs, and then now with the likes of MP3 and streaming. Vinyl records went the way of the dodo with first CDs, and then now with the likes of MP3 and streaming. Recently, we have had unbelievable records set by Thomas Coville and then Armel Le Cléac’h. Soon (with over 1200nm in the bank as it were), it would seem to be the turn of the crew on board IDEC Sport for a record after their spin right round, as well. This is quite simply, terrific stuff.
Posted today at 12:56 am
Jules Verne Trophy – IDEC Sport expected in Brest on Thursday
The last few hours in the trade winds acted as a reminder that IDEC Sport needs to be tamed at times. The last few hours in the trade winds acted as a reminder that IDEC Sport needs to be tamed at times to avoid taking risks and suffering damage.
Posted on 22 Jan
Vendée Globe – Slow home run for Beyou
The quiet, still weather and pleasant winter sunshine has brought out huge Sunday crowds to the race village. The quiet, still weather and pleasant winter sunshine has brought out huge Sunday crowds to the race village pontoons at Port Olona, Les Sables d’Olonne.
Posted on 22 Jan
Date set for Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta 2017
The Sunshine Coast Yacht Club has announced the dates for this year's Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta - SCOR 2017. The Sunshine Coast Yacht Club has announced the dates for this year's Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta - SCOR 2017. This year's Regatta will be held from July 15th to July 19th.
Posted on 22 Jan
Jules Verne Trophy – Back in the trade winds and they're off again
This morning after 37 days at sea since leaving Brest, the crew on IDEC Sport is back up to steady speeds of 26-28 knots This morning after 37 days at sea since leaving Brest, the crew on IDEC Sport is back up to steady speeds of 26-28 knots.
Posted on 22 Jan
The closest three way battle in the history of Vendee Globe
Off the Cape Verde Islands, Louis Burton has finally got out of the Doldrums after three long days on a very slow course Jean-Pierre Dick, Yann Eliès and Jean Le Cam are engaged in the closest three way battle in the history of the solo round the world race as they pass the Azores archipelago between Graciosa and Florès on the heels of a vigorous depression giving them 30kts southerly winds.
Posted on 22 Jan