Please select your home edition
Edition
Sailing Raceboats 2016/17 RS Feva 728x90

International Cadet National Titles kicks off in style

by Troy Croft on 2 Jan 2014
IMG 8294 Fiona Prestedge
The 52nd International Cadet National Titles, hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in Williamstown, kicked off in style on the 28th of December 2013 with the Melbourne CBD as the backdrop. Racing will continue until the 4th January 2014, so there is still plenty of sailing action to come.

With over 120 kids competing, and countless support crews (parents and siblings), the event is providing a festive, family focused atmosphere, not only around the club, but also around Williamstown.

Unfortunately, not everyone can get out on the water for the day to watch the event on one of the numerous spectator vessels so this year the Organising Authority are trialing a GPS tool known as 'tack tracker' which is providing a real time feed to the clubhouse television. The racing can also be replayed at home, and is proving to be a powerful coaching tool. As long as you have internet access you can follow the race in real time. So you can be enjoying a coffee and still see what’s happening on the water.


Checkmate, sailed by Thomas Alexander and Sophie Alexander, is currently placed at the top of the leaderboard with competition for the top places strongly contested. Like all regattas however there are races within the fleet as boats and crews battle to get a few extra points to take them up the ladder a place or two.

Series scores to date can be found on the event website.

So with two days of racing to go the teams will be back on the water tomorrow focused on gaining those extra points to get them into the national team to compete at the World Titles later this year, or getting a few extra places up the ladder.

Zhik Yachting 660x82Barz Optics - Kids rangeHenri Lloyd 50 Years

Related Articles

Vendee Globe - From Conrad Colman this evening
I might not be going very fast but I'm certainly keeping busy here on Foresight Natural Energy. I might not be going very fast but I'm certainly keeping busy here on Foresight Natural Energy. Indeed, never have I worked so hard to go so slowly! The problem is that I am sailing upwind in light winds which is never a recipe for breathless speed and certainly not now! Going downwind on a slow boat, the wind pushes against the windward side of the sail
Posted today at 4:34 am
Val Hodge Trophy kicks off Day 1 of Port Phillip Women's Champs Series
Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (RYCV) played host to Race Day 1 of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS) The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (RYCV) played host to the Race Day 1 of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS), yesterday, Sunday 19th February, 2016. The Val Hodge Trophy is named after one of RYCV’s earliest female boat owners, Val Hodge, who joined the Club in 1985 with her husband, Arthur.
Posted today at 3:32 am
Banjo’s Shoreline Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - Winners announced
Hobart yachtsman Rob Gough yesterday proved he is one of Tasmania’s most talented and versatile sailors Hobart yachtsman Rob Gough yesterday proved he is one of Tasmania’s most talented and versatile sailors, winning the highly competitive SB20 one-design sports boat class at the Banjo’s Shoreline Crown Series Bellerive Regatta.
Posted today at 3:06 am
The Bay Regatta 2017 wraps with a picture postcard final day
The fourth and final day of The Bay Regatta, Chang Beer Race Day, saw all fleet sail a short loop around islands The fourth and final day of The Bay Regatta, the Chang Beer Race Day, saw all the fleet sail a short loop around islands off Krabi’s Railay Beach before heading out for a straight shot back to the southern end of Koh Yao Yai with the racing boats doing a slightly longer course than the cruisers.
Posted on 19 Feb
Banjos Shoreline Crown Series 2017 – SB20 fleet images by Jane Austin
Jane Austin provided these images of SB20 fleet from Banjo’s Shoreline Crown Series Regatta. Jane Austin provided these images of SB20 fleet – the largest in Australia and internationally. The SBs sail as a OD class within the Crown Series Regatta.
Posted on 19 Feb
RORC Caribbean 600 race kicks off tomorrow
The light air forecast is not good news for the Italian ocean racing trimaran which is designed for much stronger winds. Soldini’s men have been monitoring the weather situation closely after the formation of a low-pressure storm system far to the north of Antigua disrupted the normal strong trade wind conditions.
Posted on 19 Feb
Vendée Globe – Roura to finish Monday morning with Super Superbigou
Eleven skippers have already finished and eleven were forced to abandon their race. Seven solo racers were still at sea this Sunday afternoon. Eleven skippers have already finished and eleven were forced to abandon their race.
Posted on 19 Feb
Spectacular opening for the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600
The highly acclaimed Antigua Band 1761 took to the stage and lit the blue touch paper. Sailors enjoyed a traditional Caribbean welcome with the Panache Steel Orchestra opening the musical entertainment, complimentary drinks and fine Caribbean fayre.
Posted on 19 Feb
Hong Kong Raceweek. Asia's biggest small boat regatta wraps in style
It was an awesome week with very challenging conditions for some of the sailors. It was an awesome week with very challenging conditions for some of the sailors.
Posted on 19 Feb
MC38 Nationals wrap at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
A fast-closing Crichton and his team on Maserati were North Sails 'Boat of the Day' with a third in race eight. A fast-closing Crichton and his team on Maserati were North Sails 'Boat of the Day' with a third in race eight.
Posted on 19 Feb