sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - Max Quirk from Australia in 1st place
Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - Max Quirk from Australia in 1st place


'Hattie Rogers (GBR) questions America’s Cup sailors, Olympic medalists and semifinalists in the 2013 Argo Group Gold Cup Sir Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy as they chatted with young Renaissance RE Jr. Gold Cup skippers after their races Friday'    Laurie Fullerton/RBYC    Click Here to view large photo

Competitors in the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup saw the leveling out of the playing field today with results putting Australian Max Quirk in first place with 44 points after two days of solid racing. Milo Gill Taylor from Great Britain is in second place with 58 points and Hattie Rogers of Great Britain is in third placed with 63 points. She is the top girl.

'When I came here to Bermuda, I really did not expect to be in the lead,' Quirk said. 'But, I will take it.'

Quirk who at age 14 appears to be growing taller every days says that, 'I feel this is probably going to be my last Opti regatta because I am getting really tall now but it has been great racing today. I think I may be almost too tall for the Opti now.' The young Australian hopes to move into the Laser fleet as he grows. He says with all the excitement building in Australia about sailing recently, many youths are starting to think big there.

'It would be my dream to be in the Olympics or as a tactician on an America’s Cup boat someday,' Quirk said.

After a series of protest hearings, two British sailors moved up in the standings. For Hattie Rogers, 'this is the kind of conditions that I like. I feel like I am sailing a lot better than yesterday.'

America’s Cup sailors, Olympic medalists and semifinalists in the 2013 Argo Group Gold Cup Sir Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy chatted with young Renaissance RE Jr. Gold Cup skippers after their races Friday -  Laurie Fullerton/RBYC   Click Here to view large photo

After protest hearings, Emil Jarudd of Sweden lost some status in the ranking after he had sailed very well. 'Everything came together and I really went fast, much faster over the day as the wind built,' said Emil Jarudd of Sweden before learning he was disqualified from one race. For Enrique Saavedra, who also lost out on one race said it was a question of 'understanding the course better today,' he said. 'I had good starts today and I was playing the shifts. That was the key for me. I feel as if the key to sailing well here is that you need good concentration and that will give you good speed and good tacks.'

On the second day of the 11th annual Renaissance Re Jr. Gold Cup – the key to sailing is consistency as all competitors had the choice to throw out their worst race after nine races were completed over two days. As the visiting international sailors began to settle in and get adjusted to the venue, the sailing improved remarkably and these national champions started to pull away from local sailors on the course.

For the other young competitors here at the Junior Gold Cup, reversals of fortune meant it was a bit tougher for Manon Van Dijk of Holland and Campbell Patton of Bermuda who were in the top five yesterday.

Learning and improving seemed to be on all the sailors minds today and although as was the case with Campbell Patton, 12, who said. 'I tried to do things differently but I think that I needed to fight to start at the pin end.' Some of the competitors were discouraged and others lost protests after the racing, but were encouraged by coaches throughout the racing.

Max Australian Max Quirk in first place with 44 points after two days of solid racing in the Renaissance Re Junior gold Cup -  somers cooper   Click Here to view large photo

'There are two things about coaching kids and that is that when they come and they are down and have not been trying that is one thing, but when they have worked hard and things just aren’t going their way that is when we can really coach them,' said sailing coach Paul Doherty. 'In this regatta, no one is truly dominating. People who were way up may not stay in the top. The conditions out on the Great Sound are very challenging so it has been a tough event.'

Racing continues at noon on Saturday on Bermuda’s Great Sound. Sunday racing will be on the Gold Cup Course on Hamilton Harbour.


by Talbot Wilson

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=115670

4:15 AM Sat 12 Oct 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World































A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,


























2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 by William Wagner, San Francisco






2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video   
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up   
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown   
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial   
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video   
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light   
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead   
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins   
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect   


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