Please select your home edition
Edition
Harken and Fosters - Fosters web

Record entries for Australia’s biggest Youth Championships

by Jaime-Lee Thomasson on 4 Jul 2013
Optimists race into Action - 2013 QLD OAMPS Youth Week Jaime-Lee Thomasson
Yet another beautiful day on the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron rigging lawn as 240 yachts from 15 classes took to the waters of Moreton Bay for the first day of racing in the 2013 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week.

Racing took place within three of the four courses including Alpha, Bravo and Charlie race areas, with the wind proving to be slightly too strong for the green fleet.

The competitors enjoyed a range of wind strengths from eight through to 20 knots testing each sailor’s skills in the varied conditions.

All fleets completed three races with the 29ers quickly scraping through a fourth.

The Alpha course showed promising results as 29er skipper Harry Price and crew Angus Williams sailed away with two firsts and two fourths topping the leader board.

RQ members James Hodgson and Klaus Lorenz are currently leading the 420 fleet with Jack Felsenthal and Tom Floyd hard to catch in their Viper.

The Bravo course which has the most classes for this regatta swung into action with Lily Geck and Xanthe Walker sailing their 125 into the lead.

In the Bic Techno class Lara O’Brien cleaned up with three firsts, as did Tom Grimes and Chelsea Williams in the Flying 11s and Ben Millar and Caleb Holland in the Pacers.

In the Laser classes Hamish Wiltshire leads the 4.7’s while Cullen Le Roy from South Island of New Zealand enjoys both the lead in the Radials and the warm weather.

Three firsts were awarded to George Morton in the O’Pen Bic’s on the Charlie course.

Ezra Prichard demonstrated true talent against strong competition from 26 other participants in the Sabot class.
The biggest fleet in the regatta is the Optimist Open fleet with 69 entries and is led by Hugo Llewelyn from Sorrento in Victoria.

The forecast for day two suggests that the winds may lighten with the weather proving to further brighten up the regatta and ensuring that the Opti Green Fleet will be ready to set sail into the first race of the 2013 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Youth Week Regatta.

For full results and further information head to QLD Youth Week

PredictWind.com 2014Hall Spars - MastMondo Travel - Americas Cup Tour - 5385

Related Articles

Winds of change at the Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR
634 boats, 842 sailors from 53 nations will participate in the different Olympic classes, according to confirmed entries Around 700 boats will participate in this edition of the Majorcan regatta, which kicks off on Friday 24 for ORC, J80 and Dragon (with three racing days until Sunday) and on Monday 27 for Olympic Classes.
Posted on 20 Mar
18ft Skiffs - Club Champs - Race 12 - Tough fight for podium
The Smeg team successfully retained the title of Australian 18 Footers League club champions The Smeg team of Lee Knapton, Ricky Bridge and Mike McKensey successfully retained the title of Australian 18 Footers League club champions when the 12-race series concluded on Sydney Harbour today.
Posted on 19 Mar
50 boats for Forward Sailing Wellington O'pen Cup
The inaugural Forward Sailing Wellington O’pen Cup will be hosted by Evans Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club (EBYMBC) this wee The inaugural Forward Sailing Wellington O’pen Cup will be hosted by Evans Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club (EBYMBC) this weekend (17-19 March). With 50 younger sailors entered this will be the biggest O’pen BIC sailing event ever held in New Zealand and will see EBYMBC bulging at the seams.
Posted on 15 Mar
Paving the Way for Paralympic Sailing
The second Paralympic Development Program wrapped up in Hong Kong this week 'Some day I will retire, but I will have a fleet of sailors behind me who will carry on the work!' Philippines sailor Cherrie Pinpin is a determined woman! As one of nine sailors and five coaches to have just completed World Sailing's first ever Asian Paralympic Development Program (PDP) clinic, Pinpin is even more resolute about spreading the word on sailing both at home and across Asia.
Posted on 15 Mar
Finn Class to test new format at Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR
This is in response to discussions that the winner should be decided on the final race, or even first across the line. The format that will be used in Palma is one of several on the table and will allow the class and World Sailing to better understand the consequences and processes of introducing such a system.
Posted on 13 Mar
McCutcheon & Weston take 420 Class National Title
Robbie McCutcheon and Jono Weston from Wakatere Boating Club (Auckland) have won the 2017 NZ 420 Class Nationals Robbie McCutcheon and Jono Weston from Wakatere Boating Club (Auckland) have won the 2017 New Zealand 420 Class National Championships hosted by Evans Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club in Wellington over the weekend. The regatta saw a strong fleet of 18 boats compete over four days in breezes ranging from 0 to 25kts from the South
Posted on 13 Mar
Queen of Harbour and Alice Burton Memorial Trophy - Overall report
Nicole Johnson became the 2017 Queen of Sydney Harbour when she crewed on Smeg to win the annual Queen of the Harbour Nicole Johnson became the 2017 Queen of Sydney Harbour when she crewed on Smeg to win the annual Queen of the Harbour, sponsored by Hunt, which was sailed in 17-knots North East wind today.
Posted on 12 Mar
North Sails have some big small boat and skiff results
North Sails have enjoyed some excellent in the small boat and ones designs from Optimist through to 18ft skiffs “It’s been a super-busy season and there are still some big regattas to come, from Optimists right up to Young 88s, but we’ve seen some really good results so far,” says Derek Scott, manager of North New Zealand One Design team. In the Optimist fleet, young Murrays Bay sailor Seb Menzies is currently top of the national rankings
Posted on 9 Mar
Entry open for RS Aero World Championship in Carnac
Within the first two days of entry opening, 25 entries from five counties and two continents had jumped onto entry list. Within the first two days of entry opening for the Carnac Worlds, twenty five entries from five counties and two continents had jumped onto entry list. This has since increased to seven countries and three continents. The RS Aero is proving a big hit across America and seven keen owners have already signed up.
Posted on 9 Mar
OKI 24-Hour-Race - NZ’s toughest dinghy race has its 50th this weekend
The North Shore’s toughest dinghy race, the OKI 24-Hour Race, begins this Saturday 11th March at 2pm The North Shore’s toughest dinghy race, the OKI 24-Hour Race, begins this Saturday 11th March at 2pm, for the 50th time at Lake Pupuke. The Murrays Bay Sailing Club has drawn high calibre New Zealand sailors like Rio Bronze Medallist Sam Meech and the Olympians Nathan Handley and Dan Wilcox, as well as young talents and the experienced.
Posted on 8 Mar