sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : ISAF Youth Worlds - Brits gear up to defend the Nations Trophy
ISAF Youth Worlds - Brits gear up to defend the Nations Trophy


'Annabel Cattermole and Bryony Bennett Lloyd 420'    © Marc Turner /RYA    Click Here to view large photo

At the 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, Britain’s sailing stars of the future are all geared up to defend the prestigious Nations Trophy as they fly out to Limassol, Cyprus to represent RYA Volvo Team GBR at the pinnacle event of the Youth sailing calendar –

The British Team clinched the trophy in Dublin Bay, Ireland, in 2012 after winning two world titles in the girls RS:X windsurfing and Open Multihull SL16 class along with a bronze medal in the female 420 class. The last time the GBR team won the Trophy in consecutive years was in 1995 and 1996, which is when Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor of all time, Ben Ainslie, won Laser Radial gold in Hamilton, Bermuda in 1995.


The event takes place between the 13-20 July and is the 43rd edition of the Championship. It is seen by many as the ‘Youth Olympics’ for sailing and will welcome in excess of 340 of the world’s top Olympic hopefuls from across 61 Nations, with the first race of the regatta on Monday 15 July.

The British sailors were selected for Cyprus following their performances at the 2013 RYA Youth National Championships at Largs, Scotland, in April with 2012 ISAF Youth Worlds golden girl, Saskia Sills, leading the charge for the British team out in Cyprus.

The RS:X windsurfer said: 'It’s such a great feeling to be a part of RYA Volvo Team GBR for a second year running. It’s such a unique event and to be able to attend the Youth Worlds at such a young age is just amazing. At last year’s event in Dublin Bay I entered the regatta with very little expectations as it was my ISAF Youth Worlds debut and to walk away with the gold medal was an incredible feeling and fantastic achievement - and to make things even better we also won the Nations Trophy which was the icing on the cake!'

Tim Riley and Luke Burywood -  © Marc Turner -RYA   Click Here to view large photo

Sills, who was nominated for the 2012 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year and BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award after last summer’s dominance in the girls RS:X Windsurfing class, admits that this year’s event comes with a lot more pressure but is something which she will thrive off when she lines up against the 21 other RS:X girl competitors.

'This year is going to be completely different to last year as I’m entering as reigning champion. Everyone alwayslooks out for last year’s winner at events and of course the pressure is going to be on me to perform, but I think it’s something which I’m definitely looking forward to as I like to race when the pressure is on - I just can’t wait to get out to Cyprus and start racing!'

Mimi El-Khazindar and Ben Batten -  © Marc Turner -RYA   Click Here to view large photo

Ahead of the event, the Cornish windsurfer has been working tirelessly to prepare herself for the 13 race series as part of RYA Volvo Team GBR.

'Since being selected at the 2013 RYA Youth National Championships I have been working hard on a few key areas for Cyprus, in particular my starting which I’m now a lot more happy about. I have spent long hours in the gym whilst also juggling my exam revision which has been difficult at times. Competing at the Hyeres Sailing World Cup and Sail for Gold regatta earlier this year alongside Bryony [Shaw] and Izzy [Hamilton] was a great experience, and also training alongside them as part of the British Sailing Team has been invaluable.'

Fellow RS:X windsurfer Kieran Martin, Laser Radial sailor Ellie Meopham and 29er sailor Ben Batten will be joining Sills in the event veterans line up having competed in last year’s championships in Dublin.

James Henson and Olivier Greber -  © Marc Turner -RYA   Click Here to view large photo

The remaining eight sailors will be making their event debuts in Limassol, which will include SL16 sailors James Henson and Olivier Greber who are keen to emulate the success of 2012 RYA Volvo Team GBR representatives Rupert White and Tom Britz who won gold in Open Multihull event with a race to spare at last year’s regatta.

Henson, helm of the multihull, said: 'This will be the most high profile event and therefore will be the most pressurised event we have competed in. We are aiming to secure a medal at the Youth Worlds and after Rupert and Tom’s success in 2012 we want to try and fill their shoes. After training alongside them last year we feel we have the ability to achieve similar success to them this time around.'

Henson, who clinched the silver medal and U19 World title at the SL16 class World Championships last week (Friday 5th July) with his crew Greber, continued: 'As we are the sole British boat we will be aware that we’ll be being monitored by many so will want to win more than ever! We know that Cyprus is going to be very hot compared to our winter training in the UK and believe it could be quite a light breeze venue with the opportunity for some sea breeze effects to come in. It is also said to be quite flat which will fit in well with our strengths.

Ellie Meopham Laser Radial -  © Marc Turner -RYA   Click Here to view large photo

'In terms of competition it will certainly be very tough, with countries like France having trained in SL16's all winter and having many more numbers to train with,' concluded Henson.

Duncan Truswell, RYA Youth Racing Manager, commented: 'The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships are a great event, always different, always challenging but above all a great experience for our aspirant young sailors and windsurfers. For coaches Steve [Irish], Oli [Woodcock] and I it’s a great opportunity to spend more focussed time with some of our top sailors and we hope we’ll be able to provide an environment for them to learn a lot and have a great time. We hope that they return from the event inspired and with a clear set of priorities of where and how they can improve, it’s an opportunity to put experienced heads on young shoulders and if we do that we will have won from my perspective.'


'Once again we’re very grateful to have the support of our title sponsor, Volvo Car UK and our official clothing supplier, Henri Lloyd, it’s great to have such enthusiastic and committed partners sharing our passion for developing the next generation of the British Sailing Team. In terms of kit and support the sailors want for little, it’s clichéd but they just need to get out to the event, learn as much as they can about the venue as quickly as they can and then focus on effective processes and strong routines - from then on we’ll see what happens but the outcome will take care of itself.'

There will be between 11 and 13 races for each of the eight classes competing in Cyprus with the opening race of the regatta on Monday 15 July and the medals to be decided in the final race on Friday 19 July. All the British sailors are aged between 15 and 18.

Tom Williams Laser Radial -  © Marc Turner -RYA   Click Here to view large photo

Tim Riley and Luke Burywood -  © Marc Turner -RYA   Click Here to view large photo


Mimi El-Khazindar and Ben Batten -  © Marc Turner -RYA   Click Here to view large photo


Tom Williams Laser Radial -  © Marc Turner -RYA   Click Here to view large photo


by Matt Carter

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=111825

11:11 AM Thu 11 Jul 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds

Related News Stories:

11 Jul 2013  2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds Championship - No RS:X Certainties
11 Jul 2013  ISAF Youth Worlds Championships - Australian team arrives in Cyprus
10 Jul 2013  ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 crews ready to race + Video
09 Jul 2013  ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - Aussies and Italians to do 420 battle
08 Jul 2013  ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - The return of Mark Spearman
02 Jul 2013  ISAF Youth Worlds championship - Doors open for Nick Thompson + Video
02 Jul 2013  ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - Kontides anticipates Cyprus action
27 Jun 2013  ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - South African team announced
15 May 2013  ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, Cyprus + Promo video
09 May 2013  Ireland's ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship team revealed
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

88th Bacardi Cup - Day 4 by Icarus Sailing Media
The sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank began today with the addition of the J/70, M32, Viper 640 and VX One classes, while the Stars are racing their fourth day in the 88th Bacardi Cup. The weather was perfect, the wind was great and the race committees did a great job. ... [more]  

At the Farr 40 Midwinter Championship going into the second day of racing, the Italian crew aboard Enfant Terrible faced the near impossible task of maintaining their lead against a class with some serious talent. The impossible must be an Italian special, because not only did they remain the overall scoreboard leaders, but they did so by placing first in two of the races and fourth in the last. ... [more]  

2015 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week day four starts with excellent sailing conditions. The wind was a bit lighter today starting out at 11 knots and dropping to eight by the finish. The fleet was well behaved on the starting line so no Black Flag today and no one was over early. ... [more]  

For the new 52 Super Series 2015 season it could be said that challenge to be fully race ready stepped up a gear when Germany's Harm Müller Spreer launched his new Vrolijk designed Platoon in Dubai. In Auckland, New Zealand sea trials are presently under way for for the new Provezza. ... [more]  

A record entry of 81 yachts entered the Gill Commodore's Cup, the prelude to the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta. 30 knots of wind with breaking waves, provided testing conditions for the fleet. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race 2014/2015 - Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm were left with a bitter memory of their slog up the South Atlantic in the last Vendée Globe. To make the equator, they had to contend with northerly winds and breaking seas… However, for this third edition of the Barcelona World Race it seems that luck has been on their side. ... [more]  

For years the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has pulled out all the stops when it comes to on the water racing, and on shore parties, which is what has made the event the success that it is ... [more]  

Oman is the most successful nation in the nine-year history of the Extreme Sailing Series™ and with less than a week to go before Act 2 of the 2015 global tour in Muscat 11 – 14 March, the spotlight is inevitably on the home teams The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air. ... [more]  

Superb sailing conditions once again characterized the second day of racing at the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2015. The event, organized by longstanding partners Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Nautor's Swan and Rolex, is underway at the yacht club's Caribbean base in Virgin Gorda through Saturday 7th March and sees 21 Swan yachts participating. ... [more]  

Studio Borlenghi provide some of these stunning shots from Day 2 of 2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean. ... [more]  

After a spell last night and today during which almost all of the Barcelona World Race fleet were in light or moderate winds, in the Atlantic and the Pacific, it looks more like Transition Time is ringing for many. ... [more]  

Stuart Alexander, one of the world's leading yachting correspondents has been in New Zealand for the past few months, and provided the following perspective on Emirates Team New Zealand's latest media flogging, ahead of the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed under 5,000 miles to the Barcelona World Race finish line and also crossed over their own outbound track. ... [more]  

Reflecting on his team’s performance on Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright said the youngest crew in the race had sailed its best leg to date. 'It was our most complete leg so far. But like all these legs it had its ups and downs,' said the 30-year-old Enright. ... [more]  

It’s hot, hot, hot in Miami for the third day of Star racing in the 88th Bacardi Cup and it is the last day the Stars will be alone on the bay, as tomorrow the remaining classes, J/70, M32, Viper 640 and VX One, will begin racing in the sixth BACARDI Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank. ... [more]  

Damian Foxall (IRL), one of the biggest names in offshore sailing, is joining Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) for the forthcoming Leg 5. Caudrelier and Foxall were on the Groupama boat that won the 2011-12 edition. ... [more]  

Marine industry experts from around the world will convene next week in the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Auckland’s Viaduct Basin for the fifth High Performance Yacht Design conference. The three-day technical conference, 9-11 March, is still open for late registrations ... [more]  

If there was any takeaway for competitors in the regatta's first three races, it's that walking away with the title of Farr 40's Midwinters Champion is not going to be an easy feat. ... [more]  

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is buzzing today with race crews arriving to register for the Gill Commodore's Cup. Over 2000 sailors are expected to take part and many of them have sailed their yachts to St.Maarten from neighbouring islands. ... [more]  

US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) today announced Morgan Reeser (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) as the 2014 US Sailing National Coach of the Year, and Todd Fedyszyn (St. Petersburg, Fla.) as the 2014 US Sailing Development Coach of the Year. ... [more]  

The competition for the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta looks promising. Especially the registrations for Laser and Laser Radial are well under way. International top sailors like Marit Bouwmeester (Laser Radial) and Bundock & Curtis (Nacra17) are up to the challenge in Medemblik from 24 - 30 May 2015. Races will start from 26 May onwards. ... [more]  

The 21 Swan yachts competing in the second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean could not have asked for a more perfect start to the event's four scheduled days of racing in Virgin Gorda. After a rip-roaring race around the island accompanied by 20 to 22 knots of breeze and some serious waves, Swan 80 Selene was the victor in Class A (18.29m and above) while Swan 53 Music led yachts in Class B ... [more]  

Studio Borlenghi provide some of these stunning shots from Day 1 of 2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean. ... [more]  

It can be the most frustrating stage of non-stop round the world racing. After completing the difficult, stressful four or five weeks in the big south, there is an almost inbuilt expectation that, by comparison, after rounding Cape Horn and passing the Falklands milestong, racing up the Atlantic life should be a bowl of cherries. ... [more]  

2015 EFG Winter Cup - Miami is known as the gateway to Latin America. For Viper sailors, it may also be the jumping off point for points east. If you hailed from an island in the Atlantic Ocean, you probably did well at the Winter Cup. ... [more]  

EFG Bank Pan American Championship 2015 - Things are about to get hot in the Viper 640 class, with two Miami regattas in Miami this week, culminating in the EFG Bank Viper 640 Pan-American Championship held during BACARDI Miami Sailing Week, one of the Class’s major championships. ... [more]  

2015 RYC Midwinters overall by Luis Kitchen, San Francisco Bay
For the third year in a row Jonathan Weston aka Hot Donutz wins the RYC Midwinters in a competitive four day series. ... [more]  

2015 Squirrel Bank Regatta - Overall report by Andy Kopetzky, Southern California
Short close chop, hobby-horsing to weather and donning layers of foul weather gear was the order of the day at Del Rey Yacht Club's annual Squirrel Bank Regatta. ... [more]  

Without cutting edge design and engineering, no one wins the America's Cup. In pursuit of their goal, the British team has developed their own sophisticated 3D sailing simulator, modelled on those used by the world of motorsport. ... [more]  

OTUSA AC45 Turbo workout images by pressure-drop.us ... [more]  

Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean – A fleet of 21 Swan yachts, comprising an array of different models from seven different countries and territories will contest an eagerly anticipated week of action in the Virgin Gorda archipelago, the British Virgin Islands tomorrow, Wednesday 4 March. ... [more]  

Heineken Regatta 2015 – Lloyd Thornburg's Phaedo^3 has just finished a swift delivery from Antigua to the island of St Maarten ... [more]  

2015 RORC Caribbean 600 – Hap Fauth's American JV72, Bella Mente has been declared the overall winner. Whilst several yachts are still racing, by the morning of Friday 27th February none of the remaining teams had the ability to better Bella Mente's corrected time under IRC. ... [more]  

2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean preview
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Day 2 + Video
2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Images by Tim Wright
Gill Commodore's Cup - Entries on the increase
Volvo Ocean Race: Kiwi Catch-up - Ryan Houston from Team Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race: Kiwi Catch-up - Dave Swete from Team Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race: Race Director Jack Lloyd reflects on the new VOR
Volvo Ocean Race: Image gallery - Tour of the Boatyard
America's Cup: Artemis Racing burns up the Bay + Video
Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Ready to welcome the Olympic Sailing
RC44 Championship - New faces and seasoned pros ready to lead
2015 US Grand Slam Series - Requests for Invitation being accepted
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Day 1 + Video
Maintain the urgency - Reinstating paralympic sailing in Tokyo 2020
Volvo Ocean Race Village: Have a look around without leaving your seat
2015 WWA Malibu Pro Card Qualifier – Registration open
Doyle Sails and NZ Rigging supply package for new Sydney based Shaw 11
Barcelona World Race - Easier miles at the front
2015 North American Hobie 16 to be held at Pensacola Yacht Club
2015 Hobie Mid-Winter East North America
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel faced big challenges – Recap Leg 4   
2015 RORC Caribbean 600 – 66 best yachts and 600 mile thrilling race   
ACWS Portsmouth ticket launch – Watch top sailors battling it out   
E.E. Manning Regatta – NHYC kids hold it together in restless weather   
2015 California Dreamin’ Series-Long Beach Stop – A close fight   
Delivery of Phaedo3 MOD 70   
Premiere Racing stepping aside after their 21st Key West Race Week   
Sol having Serious Fun at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta   
Barcelona World Race – 60 Days at Sea– Atlantic opens up for the fleet   
Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Auckland - Media Conference and more   
Volvo Ocean Race: Iker Martinez returns to Mapfre as skipper   
Miami Sailing Week – Bacardi Cup preview   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 finishes at night after a tense day *Feature   
Farr 40 International Circuit - Plenty team hungry for more   
Coast Guard continues search for San Diego sailor   
Sonar Class has a new builder for Sonar   
Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters   
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - An island-wide effort   
Volvo Ocean Race: Images ashore after Leg 4   
Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 4   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT