sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Kiwis dominate, semi finalists decided, Day 2 of Harken Int'l Youth
Kiwis dominate, semi finalists decided, Day 2 of Harken Int'l Youth

Damian Devine    Click Here to view large photo

Racing forged ahead today in the 20th Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship, hosted by the RPAYC with the completion of the round robin stage of the regatta.

Dave Hazard from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron led the way with a perfect scorecard of nine from nine to be the leader going into tomorrow’s semi finals.

He will be partnered in the top four by fellow RNZYS sailor Chris Steele who finished with eight from nine whilst Sam Gilmour from WA’s Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club secured third position on a count back from the other RNZYS all female crew skippered by Claudia Pierce in fourth with both finishing on 5 points. Three crews from the one club in the semis gives the Kiwis a likely stranglehold on the Rockin’ Robin Trophy for the fourth year in a row.

Claudia Pierce RNZYS female crew goes into the semi finals in fourth - 20th Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships -  Damian Devine   Click Here to view large photo
The AP signaled a delay to racing as the race committee led by RO Ted Anderson waited for the breeze to fill in early on day two. The AP finally came down at 1115hrs as competitors made their way to the start line with racing anticipated to get underway at 1230hrs in a building 10 knot South Easterly. Unfortunately, it took a bit longer to set a course as the breeze danced around Pittwater

Finally, a little after 1300hrs flight 12 got underway with three races. With only four flights to complete the single round robin stage, the aim for the day was to complete these and then commence the fifth-10th placed round robin. But Pittwater was at its flukiest best making it a challenging day for the race committee and the competitors as they just managed to just get the final flight in with the breeze fading.

The AP once again was hoisted after flight 12 was completed as the breeze died then shifted 90 degrees to be coming out of the East. The race committee upped anchor and to set a new course to accommodate the shift. There was another delay of almost an hour before racing got back underway at 1415hrs with the breeze settling into a good 10-12 knots.

Hazard picked up from where he left off yesterday and was completely dominant again today, winning two of his three races comfortably.

The most anticipated match of the day was the race between defending champion and overnight leader Dave Hazard and his Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron compatriot Chris Steele who was placed second going into day two. The pair, both undefeated going into the race, the last of the day, had an exciting pre start in a game of cat and mouse with Steele coming out just on top to lead by a nose at the start.

Dave Hazard, dominated day two with a perfect scorecard - 20th Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships -  Damian Devine   Click Here to view large photo
Hazard sailed the boat better on the beat upwind, leading at the top mark on both laps. Steele had the better downhill speed in the runs cutting back any lead Hazard had forged at the top mark to minimise the lead to a boat length at the bottom mark.

On the final downwind, Hazard had the advantage but in a spectacular gybe a third of the way down the run Steele tried to steal the advantage, asking the question of the umpires on countless occasions attempting to inflict a penalty on Hazard.

Hazard held his nerve and tried pushing Steele off to the right hand side of the course with the boats still neck and neck. In a nail biting finish, the boats gybed back towards the finish line and Steele was given a penalty within 10 metres of the line as he tried to push Hazard up. Hazard crossed the line first with nothing in it, with a dejected Steele having to complete a penalty turn.

Hazard commented on the day’s racing 'We had a good day today winning all of our races. We had a good race with Chris and managed to get a penalty on him at the end and just held on to take the win. That was pretty intense. Not sure who we are against in the semis but we’re looking forward to tomorrow and Sunday. If the pressure is the same as forecast, that’s perfect for us.'

The fifth to 10th placed round robin will be the race Committees priority tomorrow with competitors carrying their points from the first round robin into the next stage as they sail off against each other once.

The forecast for tomorrow is for a typical North East sea breeze at 12 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.

Conditions that will be welcomed favourably by RO Ted Anderson who commented, 'A good day’s racing but challenging conditions. It was great to get the round robin complete as we now head towards the pointy end of the competition. As usual, the cream rises to the top. The forecast tomorrow and Sunday looks excellent with typical Pittwater weather, so it’s going to be an exciting two days ahead!.'

The nail biting finish between Hazard and Steele - 20th Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships -  Damian Devine   Click Here to view large photo

Standings after Day Two – Round robin complete:

1. Dave Hazard (RNZYS) – 9/9
2. Chris Steele (RNZYS) – 8/9
3. Sam Gilmour (RFBYC) – 5/9
4. Claudia Pierce (RNZYS) -5/9
5. Sam Mackenzie (RPNYC)– 4/9
6. Stephanie Doyle (RPAYC - 4/9
7. Milly Bennett (RPAYC) – 3/9
8. Sam Ellis (GSC) – 3/9
9. Jaidan Stevens (RSYS) – 2/9
10. Liam Bennett (RPAYC – 2/9

Follow all the action on the water with live results at: www.rpayc.com.au/ regatta/2012-harken-international-youth-match-racing-championship/


One of the premier events for youth on the match racing circuit, the 2012 HARKEN International Youth Match Racing Championship marks the 15th consecutive year with HARKEN Australia as naming rights sponsor.

Their ongoing commitment to the development of youth match racing is a credit to the Northern Beaches leading manufacturer and marketer of quality sailboat hardware and accessories.


The gybing duel as Steele steals the lead momentarily - 20th Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships -  Damian Devine   Click Here to view large photo


by Damian Devine

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=104034

8:14 AM Fri 23 Nov 2012GMT


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


Related News Stories:

22 Nov 2012  Defending champion Dave Hazard leader after Day 1 of Harken Youth
10 Oct 2012  Stack Winter Champs hit the spot
26 Sep 2012  New Elliott 35 SuperSport is launched and places well in maiden race
14 Apr 2012  Big breeze a false promise for opening day of Young 88 Nationals
12 Apr 2012  Harken Young 88 National Championships this weekend
03 Apr 2012  Perfect scoreline wins 2012 Mistral Class Championships
12 Mar 2012  Harken Schools Regatta 2012 Champions St.Kentigern College
11 Mar 2012  Harken Schools Regatta - 14 teams, 10 races completed on Day 1
21 Feb 2012  2012 Harken Youth International Match Racing Championships
12 Feb 2012  Harken Youth International: Steele takes the lead into Round Robin 2
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas and Dave O’Connor won one of the most amazing NSW 18ft Skiff Championships in the 120-year history of the sport following a brilliant finish in today’s last race of the series on Sydney Harbour. Story includes full video of the race. ... [more]  

In a disturbing report published by Associated Press, a newly appointed Environmental Secretary has said Brazil will not be able to achieve its stated goals of water quality in the venue for the 2016 Sailing Olympics. 'Removing 80 percent of the pollutants? It's not going to happen, it's not going to happen,' said Andrea Correa, who took office earlier this month. ... [more]  

Arranging to fly his family home to Queensland, Australia, was not how Alf Meads was supposed to spend his Thursday. He was supposed to be in the Bahamas with his wife Kelly and adult sons Cody and Zach, to give their 53-foot catamaran sailboat to Alf’s mother-in-law. The boat was going to be her retirement home. ... [more]  

Hugely disappointing news for the sport of disabled sailing worldwide, for Sailing team athletes who are already working hard towards Tokyo, and is a loss to the Paralympic Games itself as sailing provides a unique element to the sporting programme. ... [more]  

The remaining six medals for the Olympic events were decided on Day 6 of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, during the Medal racing phase of the regatta, which counts for double points. Despite that points premium, four of the events, 49erFX, Finn, Nacra 17 and RS:X Women were decided yesterday, Day 5. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Medal Races photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

At the VX One Midwinter Championship, hosted by Sarasota Sailing Squadron in Florida, a handful of teams juggled among the top three finishing positions today, as four races were completed. Marty Kullman’s Blue Flame secured three firsts, however it is Christopher Alexander’s Isabelita Con Queso on top of the leaderboard heading into the final day of racing on Sunday with 19 points. ... [more]  

At the VX One Midwinter Championship, hosted by Sarasota Sailing Squadron in Florida, a handful of teams juggled among the top three finishing positions today, as four races were completed. Marty Kullman’s Blue Flame secured three firsts, however it is Christopher Alexander’s Isabelita Con Queso on top of the leaderboard heading into the final day of racing on Sunday with 19 points. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) has convincingly and unflinchingly shown that he is still the man to beat in the Finn Class as the 2015 season gets underway. Finishing a close second in the medal race at the end of the Sailing World Cup Miami, Scott wrapped up his eighth consecutive major win in the class and defends the title he won this time last year. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Unseasonal sunshine by Barcelona World Race Media
In the Barcelona World Race Cheminées Poujoulat has passed the Kerguelen Islands as Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam continue to lead the Southern Ocean charge. The duo were just over 300 miles north of the largest island of Kerguelen at 1400hrs this afternoon. ... [more]  

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature 22 sports, with badminton and taekwondo included for the first time but the shock news is that sailing will not be a 2020 Paralympic sport. ... [more]  

The Gold medals have been decided in four events on Day 5 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami. Finn sailor Giles Scott (GBR), is not the only one guaranteed to finish in a gold medal position tomorrow. Nacra 17 team Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri (ITA), Women’s RS:X dominator Bryony Shaw (GBR) and the breakaway 49erFX Kiwis, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) join him with gold in the bag. ... [more]  

VX One Midwinter Championship Day 1 by Christopher E. Howell
In the VX One Midwinter Championship, hosted by Sarasota Sailing Squadron, three races were completed today for 28 teams competing in Florida. ... [more]  

Day five of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, saw the stage set for the Saturday’s medal races in the Olympic classes, while on the Paralympic side US Sailing Team Sperry athletes Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) secured a silver medal in the three-person Sonar. ... [more]  

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - After a month of racing, the Barcelona World Race fleet is through into the Southern Ocean. As is often the case, the distances between the boats have widened as they’ve entered the Roaring Forties. The leading crews, who were first to hit the strong winds of the southern latitudes, had a great opportunity to make good their escape. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) has assured himself his first victory of the year after two more races were sailed Friday in the lightest winds of the week at the Sailing World Cup Miami. He now sits 23 points ahead of Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO), who had the best day to rise from fourth to second. Ioannis Mitakis (GRE) is third, just one point further back. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - The gaps widen by Barcelona World Race
Barcelona World Race - Another landmark will be ticked off tomorrow for Barcelona World Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat when they sail north of the lonely Kerguelen Islands. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 5 photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

GC32 Racing Tour - The future of sailing is, quite literally, flying. The catamarans that soared above the waves in the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francsco have taken the sailing world by storm. The boats have revolutionised sailing technology and competition, giving rise to the creation of new classes. ... [more]  

The Royal Ocean Racing Club is pleased to announce its partnership with Gill North America as official crew merchandise provider for the seventh edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, starting in Antigua on Monday 23 February. ... [more]  

American Windsurfing Tour - The Goya Pro Cabo Verde is shaping up to be the latest AWT edition of the ‘Clash of the Titans.’ The mega stars of windsurfing are currently tuning up their gear, and making final adjustments before the long journey to the remote island of Sal, Cabo Verde. ... [more]  

The second Annual Antigua Dragon Yacht Club Challenge will be hosted by Harmony Hall Yacht Club, with the support of the Antigua Yacht Club Marina and the Inn at English Harbour, with nine races scheduled to take place over five days in fantastic Caribbean conditions on identical Petticrow Dragons. ... [more]  

Roger Hickman skipper of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race IRC winner Wild Rose sat down with Geoff Waller of www.boatson.tv and described just what went into his boat winning the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. His was a 'full-on' race (with dramatic 'on-board' video) which included a knock-down, broken steering, a wild 'Chinese gybe', storms and only a small amount of blood spilt. ... [more]  

The world’s elite sailors are preparing to meet in Singapore for the opening Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, which is set to bring the world famous Marina Bay alive with its pioneering Stadium Racing concept. With the transfer window now closed, some new players will enter the arena as the Series launches into its ninth season, with continued support of Series Main Partner Land Rover. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - No scape south because of South Indian Ocean Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful wait for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos. ... [more]  

The expansion of sailing into so-called developing countries, continues at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, with newly embraced Cuba joining the 64 nation line-up encompassing 600 boats. The 2015 fleet on Biscayne Bay is a record turnout, for this second event on the 2015 Sailing World Cup Circuit ... [more]  

Day 4 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2015, Presented by Sunbrella, saw the US Sailing Team Sperry make steady gains in the Laser and Laser Radial classes as gold fleet racing approaches its conclusion. In the Sonar, Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) will go for gold tomorrow in the final day of Paralympic racing. ... [more]  

At exactly 00:01 on the 29th January 2015, TeamVestas?' VO65 left VTE - Voltri Terminal Europa en route to Persico Marine in the foothills of the Italian Alps. The boat is now safely secured in a purpose-built facility near Bergamo, awaiting full assessment and the beginning of the repair process. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day 3 - There's a world of difference between skiing a long, smooth run and skiing on moguls. Today, forget the waves, it was the breeze on Biscayne Bay that was 'moguls.' Shift upon shift upon shift upon shift. ... [more]  

Ioannis Mitakis (GRE), the 2012 Finn European Champion, ruled the roost in Miami today with two emphatic race wins and moves up to third overall. Giles Scott (GBR) sailed his worst day so far, but still leads with a five point gap on Jake Lilley, and 12 points over Mitakis as the event reaches its half way stage. ... [more]  

The International DN Ice Yacht World and North American Championships are being held in Kingston, Ontario (right in front of our office). For the Kingston Yacht Club, we skated out to the middle of the lake, and put together a little highlight piece for them to remember the event by. ... [more]  

Doyle Sails had more success last weekend in the Auckland Optimist Championships, taking first and second overall in the 110 strong Open fleet. Six countries were represented in the event, and young sailors came the length of New Zealand to compete in the regatta that is a ranking event for World and International team selection. ... [more]  

EFG's Star Winter Series rules in Biscayne Bay
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Day 3 images by Ocean Images
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Day 3 - US Sailing have eight in Top 10
ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami: Day 3 - Three back to back winners
Dates announced for Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series 2016
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing is first to Team to fly in Bermuda
North U 2015 U.S. Youth Match Racing Clinics Underway
Quantum Key West 2015 - Images by Tim Wilkes
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Perfect conditions on Day 2 + Video
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - US Sailing team on Day 2
Announcing the second Annual Antigua Dragon Yacht Club Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng - History, Joy and Tears
18ft Skiffs NSW Championship: Images from Race 4
Barcelona World Race: Conrad and Nandor’s 'No Good Very Bad Day!'
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami- Photos by Ocean Images
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami images by Ingrid Abery
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Aussie Finn sailors charge on day 2
Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race - In for a blast
2015 VX One Midwinters action is heating up
America's Cup: Oracle crew mate lodges ISAF complaint against Tienpont
Volvo Ocean Race: A warm and colorful welcome for Team SCA into Sanya   
Touch2Play at Key West Race Week   
Barcelona World Race leaders split paths   
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Final line-up to be announced   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day 1 - Brits off to a flying start   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Tough Day 1 + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Tough Day 1 + Video   
RC44 World Championship Leg 1 - RC44 Valletta Cup preview   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - US Sailing Team Day 1   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami -Finn class -testing conditions on Day 1   
ISAF Olympic classes regatta Miami 2015 images by Ingrid Abery   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica wins first podium place in Sanya   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng scores historic victory for China   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng release first DroneCam video from Leg 3   
Volvo Ocean Race: Chinese team set historic first with home port win   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives on time in Genoa + Video   
America's Cup - Virgin considers backing Ben Ainslie, BAR   
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Changes   
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview   
Barcelona World Race - A game of chase   


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