Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad

Warren Jones International Youth Regatta - Gilmour on top

by John Roberson on 2 Feb 2011
Warren Jones International Youth Regatta 2011 John Roberson ©
Warren Jones International Youth Regatta 2011.

Australian skipper David Gilmour has reclaimed sole ownership of the top rung of the ladder at the end of the third day of the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta, putting in a good performance to win five of the six matches he sailed.


Commenting on the day’s performance he said, 'we felt really comfortable with our speed in the heavy stuff, but also when it was light we were much happier with our starting.'

Gilmour is two points clear of the joint second place holders, David Chapman of Sydney, and New Zealander Will Tiller, who won this event last year.

The fourth place in the semi-finals goes to another Sydneysider, Evan Walker who won last week’s qualifying event, the Colin Mullins Regatta.

Gilmour also came out on top at the end of the round robins in last week’s event, but suffered badly in the light wind final, something he is hoping to avoid on Thursday, 'hopefully we won’t choke like last week, our goal now is to make it through the semis to the finals,' he said.

'We’ll be happy in the light winds, we’ve improved a lot over the week, we’ve really gelled as a team,' he added.
Gilmour’s crew are Garth Ellingham on mainsheet and tactics, trimmers Jasper Warren and Adam Negri, while Luke Payne is on the bow.

The day started with a long delay because of the light and unstable easterly breeze, but at lunch time the fabled Fremantle Doctor sea breeze came in solidly, building to over 25 knots as the afternoon progressed.

The Warren Jones International Youth Regatta is being hosted by the Royal Perth Yacht Club, and organised by Swan River Sailing.

Results:

 
Skipper
Country
Points
1
David Gilmour
AUS
18pts
2=
David Chapman
AUS
16pts
2=
Will Tiller
NZL
16pts
4
Evan Walker
AUS
13pts
5
Seve Jarvin
AUS
12pts
6=
Tristan Brown
AUS
9pts
6=
Matthew Steven
NZL
9pts
8
Peter Nicholas
AUS
8pts
9
Kosaku Yoshida
JPN
3pts


Warren Jones International Youth Regatta website
Swan River Sailing website
Barz Optics - Kids rangeT Clewring - GenericWildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

Edgartown Race Week - Overall report
Four races were held today, in nine - twelve knots from the southwest for the IRC fleet. This is the third leg of the east coast IRC summer series. Four races were held today, in nine - twelve knots from the southwest for the IRC fleet. The three TP52’s had hard fought battles as usual.
Posted today at 6:35 am
Conch Republic Cup - More than just a race to Cuba
When relations between U.S. and Cuba were restored in 2015, Conch Republic Cup was resurrected after a 13-year hiatus. When diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba were restored in 2015, the Conch Republic Cup was resurrected after a forced 13-year hiatus.
Posted today at 6:02 am
World Match Racing Tour - Young Swede leads the charge in Sopot
Young Swede Nicklas Dackhammar and his Essiq Racing came out all guns blazing to post a two – one - one on opening day. 2016 World Match Racing Tour - Young Swede Nicklas Dackhammar and his Essiq Racing came out all guns blazing to post a two – one - one on the opening day of Energa Sopot Match Race, the first event in the new World Match Racing Tour season.
Posted today at 2:52 am
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Lone bullets for the Brits
Despite three more inshore races being held on day five France Blue leads with a similar 11.5 point margin to yesterday 2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Despite three more inshore races being held on day five of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for three boat teams with Corinthian crews, France Blue leads with a similar 11.5 point margin to yesterday, but Flanders North Sea is now the team that has relieved France White of second place overall.
Posted today at 2:10 am
Supermaxi Scallywag has her first outing on Sydney Harbour
Scallywag is a 100' Super Maxi Yacht (ex Ragamuffin 100) owned by a HongKong Business man. Scallywag is a 100' Super Maxi Yacht (ex Ragamuffin 100) owned by a HongKong Business man. Yesterday the boat took it first sail on Sydney Harbour in preparation for this weekend's start of the CYCA Land Rover Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race
Posted on 28 Jul
Extreme Sailing Series– Oman Air sneak early lead despite bump on nose
Hamburg’s River Elbe in the HafenCity area was transformed into the ultimate test in Stadium Racing today Hamburg’s River Elbe in the HafenCity area was transformed into the ultimate test in Stadium Racing today, with the narrow river, passing traffic, high walls, shifty light winds and strong currents challenging the fleet on the opening day
Posted on 28 Jul
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Week – Quantum Racing top of the pops
Quantum Racing stand on the threshold of their third regatta win of the season after sailing to their fourth win today. The Bay of Palma lived up to its one way traffic reputation for most of the time. The risk-reward equation for those pressing for the pin end launch was high. But significantly both of today’s race winners – Quantum Racing and Bronenosec– favoured the lower risk mid line starts where they had a better chance of coming away from the gun at maximum speed by staying clear of the jousting and jostling
Posted on 28 Jul
Debriefing the 2015-16 Clipper Round The World Race with Huw Fernie
Sail-World talked with Huw Fernie of Visit Seattle to learn more about a Clipper Round The World Race skipper’s life. Skipper Huw Fernie and his Visit Seattle crew took top honors in the Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge, marking their second podium finish during the 2015/16 Clipper Round The World Race. I recently caught up with Fernie to learn more about Visit Seattle’s success in the Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge, and to learn more about the life of a Clipper Round The World Race skipper.
Posted on 28 Jul
Oman Air quick to master light airs on Day 1 of Extreme Sailing Series
Last year’s wild and gusty winds gave way to light simmering airs but the Oman Sail was quick to master the conditions. The compact River Elbe race course, bordered on all sides by cargo containers and all the handling equipment associated with one of the busiest ports in the world, was expected to be tricky for the GC32 fleet even though the race area had been expanded.
Posted on 28 Jul
Finale of Clipper Race global series starts in The Netherlands
The 198nm race to London is going to be one of the most nail-biting yet with just six points separating the top teams After a Departure Ceremony from Willemsoord Marina and a Parade of Sail in the presence of Dutch Royal Navy ship ZrMs Luymes, the fleet started the final short sprint to London off the Dutch coast.
Posted on 28 Jul