Please select your home edition
Edition
Mariners Museum 728x90

Yachting New South Wales Youth Championships 2011

by Mainsheet Media on 22 Sep 2011
Harry Price and Nathan Edwards David Price
The October long weekend is fast approaching and sailors across New South Wales and beyond are checking their kit in preparation for the annual Youth Championships.

Sailed this year on Lake Illawarra and hosted by the Illawrra Yacht Club, over 130 competitors have already entered in classes including Optimist, Sabot, Manly Junior, Flying Ant, Flying 11, 29er, 420, Hobie 16, Techno 293, Lasers 4.7 and Laser Radial.


Competitors such as 15 year old Harry Price are looking forward to the regatta, as well as celebrating his birthday on the Saturday. 'I started sailing at the age of 12 or 13 in a Manly Junior and got used to steering.'

Then, after having a go at crewing and skippering a Flying 11, Harry realised he wanted more. 'I realised I wanted to go faster so I jumped into my sister’s 29er and never stopped.'

After taking out first overall in the Queensland Youth Week in July, Harry will be back this weekend in his 29er Crunchie with crew member Nathan Edwards. Over twenty 29er’s will be competing including local talent Ryan Dryden and Jonathon Liddle from Illawarra Yacht Club. Ryan is the current National Flying Ant Champion and is sailing his 29er in this regatta where he is sure to make the best of his local knowledge.

Harry’s sister is Olivia Price. Recently returned from the ISAF Nationscup in the USA, Olivia skippered the Australian team to a bronze medal with crew members Lucinda Whitty and Nina Curtis. Now back in Sydney she is working hard studying and training for the 2011 ISAF world Championships in Perth.

The weekend of 1-3 October is shaping up to be three days of fast and competitive racing from youth sailors across the state, be sure to come down and enjoy the action.

Yachting NSW is a not for profit organisation responsible for the administration, promotion and advancement of the sport of sailing at all levels throughout NSW.

www.ynswyouthchamps.org.au

Naiad/Oracle SupplierZhik AkzoNobelb 660x82Insun - AC Program

Related Articles

Laser Standard Men's Worlds - Day 5 - Another champagne sailing day
Fears of wind coming from all directions on Day 2 of ‘Finals’ at Laser Standard Men’s World Championships were unfounded Fears of wind coming from all directions on the second day of ‘Finals’ at the Laser Standard Men’s World Championships were unfounded when a westerly breeze developed just after noon. All three fleets were sent afloat to another new course area three miles from Split harbor in front of island ?iovo. In the gold fleet, three races were completed.
Posted on 19 Sep
Laser Worlds - Electrical storm and light airs set scene for Day 4
The weather changed again for the first day of Final Series racing in the Laser Standard Men's World Championship The weather changed again for the first day of Final Series racing in the Laser Standard Men's World Championship in Split, Croatia. The start of racing was delayed to wait for an impressive electric storm with golf ball sized hail to pass over the city.
Posted on 18 Sep
Laser Worlds - Big breeze and fast rides on Day 3 in Croatia
The final day of qualifiers in Split, Croatia delivered the promised 20-knot southeasterly wind, gusting up to 27 knots The final day of qualifiers in Split, Croatia delivered the promised 20-knot southeasterly wind, gusting up to 27 knots and giving great surfing conditions downwind with a tough workout upwind. If there were any doubts that Laser sailing is not athletic, they were quelled today watching the world's best battle of skill in three back-to-back races.
Posted on 17 Sep
Nine changes in the top ten on Day 2 of the ILCA Standard Men's Worlds
The single race held at the end of the second day, after a delayed start, was worth waiting for. The single race held at the end of the second day, after a delayed start, was worth waiting for. The race committee expected light wind today and last night postponed the scheduled start by two hours. On arrival at the boat park a further three-hour postponement was needed as the gradient wind was completely neutralized by a feeble sea breeze thermal wind.
Posted on 16 Sep
Laser Standard Men’s World Championship – Day 1
Total entry list is divided daily into three equal fleets, all racing two races a day in a three day qualifying series At the opening press conference, in Split, Croatia, the 2016 Olympic Gold and Silver medal winners predicted a tough championship with any one of 30 sailors capable of scoring a top five place in the 147 strong fleet from 52 countries. Australian Tom Burton and local sailor Tonci Stipanovic of Croatia proved the reasons for their predictions...
Posted on 15 Sep
Max Salminen secures Opel Finn Gold Cup after intense Medal Race
Jonathan Lobert took the silver while Nicholas Heiner took bronze after leading the race from start to finish. With a reasonable wind forecast it was with some dismay that the sailors arrived at Spartacus SC to a windless lake and a postponement. However it wasn’t long before an easterly wind was in place and the top 10 were sent out for the medal race.
Posted on 10 Sep
Despite common approach the World Cup Finals do not fit the Kiel Week
So the hope was to continue this cooperation between World Sailing and the Kiel Week Organisation for the next year The World Sailing President Kim Andersen (Denmark), DSV President Mona Kueppers, President of the German Paralympic Sports Association Friedhelm Julius Beucher, John Petersson (Denmark) from the International Paralympic Committee as well as representatives from the city of Kiel and Schleswig-Holstein did praise the successful integration.
Posted on 4 Sep
Iain Murray appointed Performance Director of Australian Sailing
Highly respected and awarded sailor Iain Murray AM joins Australian Sailing as Performance Director Highly respected and awarded sailor Iain Murray AM joins Australian Sailing as Performance Director, responsible for the Australian Sailing Team and the supporting Performance programs.
Posted on 4 Sep
The Hun invade opening ceremony at 2017 Opel Finn Gold Cup
Horse riding, archery, spear throwing and some dubious racing tactics were key points of a spectacular opening ceremony Horse riding, archery, spear throwing, falconry and some dubious racing tactics were the key points of a spectacular opening ceremony at the 2017 Opel Finn Gold Cup at Balatonföldvár.
Posted on 3 Sep
La Grande-Motte prepares to welcome first foiling Nacra 17 Worlds
From September 2nd to 10th 60 crews representing 25 different nations will battle it out on the Bay of Aigues Mortes. From September 2nd to 10th 60 crews representing 25 different nations will battle it out on the Bay of Aigues Mortes.
Posted on 2 Sep