Australian Universities Yacht Racing Nationals at RPAYC + Video

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Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is all set to host Australia’s first Universities Yacht Racing Nationals. Teams will not only be battling it out for the 2013 Australian title but also win the right to represent Australia at the Student Yachting World Cup in Pornic, France later this year.

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James Burman, 2012 universities NSW Yacht Racing Champion is eager to get on the water and start racing. 'I am very proud to be representing Macquarie University at this years university fleet racing nationals and look forward to some close racing'.

James Burman - Australian Universities Yacht Racing Championships
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His long list of accomplishments include U16 Radial World Champion in 2005 , 2011 Radial World Men’s Silver and training partner for London 2012 Olympian, Krystal Weir two months before the Games. Burman is currently training with Sean Langman’s trimaran sailing team.

Murray Jones representing University of Newcastle will be hoping to add another national title to his name. He was part of the team that lifted the 2012 Australian Match Racing Championship and is currently campaigning to lead his own team for the 2013 NSW and Australian Match Racing Championships.

Milly Bennet from University Of Sydney will have an edge against her rivals as she has learnt her craft sailing from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. Internationally ranked 34th in the world , Milly usually is part of an all girls match racing team. For this regatta she will be hoping her crew of boys will get her across the line. Milly Bennet is a seasoned women’s match racing pro.

Australian Universities Yacht Racing Championships
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Beren Beowlf also from University of Sydney is hoping to represent Australia at the student yachting world cup for the second time in a row. He was part of the team that came third overall at last years Student yachting world cup – Offshore.


Alexander To from the University of New South Wales also took part in last years student yachting world cup and will use his past experience to hopefully win this years national title and qualify for the 2013 Student Yachting World Cup.

Organisers - University Racing Sydney
Host Club - Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
Supporters - Australian University Sport
- Australian University Sailing Association
Regatta Sponsors - Harken , NSW Maritime



Australian Universities Yacht Racing Championships
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Australian Universities Yacht Racing Championships
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