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

Groupe Beneteau today announced its sponsorship of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. Groupe Beneteau is the world's leading yacht builder, and will now become a significant presence in high-performance sailing with its support of both the US national sailing team and North America's premier Olympic and Paralympic classes regatta. ... [more]  

The 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds kicked off on October 20th in Clearwater, USA, and it was hard work from the start: in 5-6 kt of breeze, offshore to start the day and side-on to close it, pumping was in order for the 54 boys and 28 girls gathered here for the 2014 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 9 plus Videos *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video. ... [more]  

Dynamic Stability Systems welcomes last week’s decision by IMOCA to place no further restrictions on its class rule. This permits both the six new IMOCA 60s currently under construction, as well as the existing fleet, to be fitted with the lateral lifting foils which DSS has spent the last decade pioneering. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. It’s the place where the northern and southern winds meet, where a sailing race can be won or lost in an instant. And with its complex and confusing conditions, lack of breeze, and stifling heat – it’s also a place that most sailors can’t wait to see the back of. But there is one good thing about the Doldrums. ... [more]  

The Atlantic has proved to be a test for the VO65s in the Volvo Ocean Race and their teams as a battle of gybing down the west coast of Africa broke out, keeping all boats in a relatively tight-knit pack for much longer than expected. Having passed Morocco and the Canaries, we were drawn to the tricky-to-handle magnet of Cape Verde. ... [more]  

It’s the dawn of a complicated day in the Volvo Ocean Race. Let’s face it: we’re not having a very good time on Dongfeng. We lost distance last night, and our leading position. The day got dull afterwards. Sailing straight ahead, with the spinnaker up, in light winds. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 10 onboard Team SCA. Two days, eight hours, thirty-four minutes, and ten seconds, nine seconds, eight, seven, six, five… over the last few days the clock has gotten louder and louder as it counts down to October 23rd at noon—the time when we cross the equator and the time when myself and six other sailors join the rest of our crew in King Neptune’s court. ... [more]  

For Pablo Arrarte Elorza, the Volvo Ocean Race is a tough challenge. Not as far as physical effort is concerned because this likeable Spaniard is a very strong guy. For Pablo, the race is mostly a culinary war of attrition because the food that the team has bought with it on the race does little to please his gourmet palate. ... [more]  

The team at The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta are very happy to announce that entries are now open for the 2015 Regatta, taking place March 5 - 8. The team hopes to see lots of return entries as well as new ones this year, all coming to celebrate the event's 35th year. In order to celebrate this milestone year, there will be some new features this coming season. ... [more]  

After three complete days at sea only three boats competing in the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race have passed the northwest tip of Sicily, roughly the halfway point of the race. The prevailing wind remains weak, but is expected to strengthen this afternoon coinciding with the arrival of bulk of the fleet t the Egadi Islands. ... [more]  

Last week the Volvo Ocean Race was all about VMG downwind sailing, with Dongfeng being the star performer. After DFRT took the lead, they shortly lost it again 36 hours later after hitting something in the water and losing their rudder. Two hours later they were up and running again with the spare in. Impressive stuff. ... [more]  

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Fight to the finish by Media Royal Malta Yacht Club
Igor Simicic's maxi, Esimit Europa 2 is expected to finish the Rolex Middle Sea Race in the early hours of tomorrow morning. However the 100ft carbon fibre canting keel Maxi is under serious pressure to secure their fourth Line Honours victory in the race. ... [more]  

Italy won two races (windward-leeward race (ninth race) and coastal race (11th race), Switzerland won the second race of the day (10th race) and Ireland the last one (12th race). A lot of tactics was required to make best use of the little wind. The first race (windward-leeward race, 0,8nm) started at four knots. A second start under black flag happened. ... [more]  

PredictWind have made significant improvements to the swell forecasting models and added new locations. Integrating the new 50km global wind forecast with ocean current data has created the most advanced swell modelling available online. By combining PredictWind forecast data with ocean current data, the effect of the wind on swells can be accounted for ... [more]  

The battle continues for the lead in the Volvo Ocean Race, with the front running being taken up by different competitors on a regular basis. With the first boats about to enter the Doldrums, anything can happen - with the outcome being decided by navigational skill and experience, rather than being resolved on a computer. ... [more]  

The Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup, now in its 12th year, is known around the world as an international championship of junior champions. It runs parallel to the penultimate event on the World Match Racing Tour, the Argo Group Gold Cup. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet charges the door of the Doldrums Casino *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The Volvo Ocean Race has lifted intensity again on Day 9 with the fleet spread across 100nm of ocean and charging in a line for the turning point of Fernando de Noronha, 220nm off the Brazilian coast. ... [more]  

As expected the third day of the 2014 La Torche PWA Grand Slam proved to be a quiet affair with very light winds throughout the day. After a chilly and overcast start, the sun eventually broke through to produce another beautiful afternoon in La Torche. ... [more]  

The first eight days of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race have been filled with more excitement and tighter racing than anyone could have anticipated. Up until Saturday morning, Leg One has left the fleet with few tactical options and therefore has kept everyone tightly packed as one unit of seven boats. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. The sun’s out. It’s warm – not too hot, but warm enough for just a tee shirt. Ian Walker is stood at the helm of his Emirati boat, generous Atlantic trade winds whistling past his ears. 'We’re going straight through,' he claims, confidently. 'What Doldrums? - they’re going to say. Azzam isn’t even going to slow down.' ... [more]  

At 1700 CET in the Rolex Middle Sea Race, 113 yachts had rounded Stromboli, the active volcano that marks the most northerly point of the course. Race leader on the water, Esimit Europa 2, was less than 20 miles from Favignana and preparing to turn south with 289 miles to go and is expected to finish the race in the early hours of Wednesday 22 October, which would be well outside the course record ... [more]  

It is with great pleasure that the Star Sailors League announces that two more top Brazilian sailors will be joining the fleet of 20 super-champions taking part in the Star Sailors League Finals 2014 being held for the second consecutive year at Nassau Yacht Club in the Bahamas between December 1st and 7th. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Nine onboard Team Alvimedica. It’s hard to explain the complexity of the weather in this part of the world. No computer model or forecaster can accurately predict the winds because the air here is dry and warm, 23c now, and the typical barometric pressure gradients that generate them become very weak. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Nine onboard Team SCA. We’re a boat on a mission: catch the fleet. And they’re getting closer by the mile. The first time I sailed past Cape Verde islands was in 2010 when I was helping deliver a catamaran from Gibraltar to Antigua, W.I. ... [more]  

Thailand bids for 2016 IODA ‘Optimist’ World Championships by Jordan Rumsby, Royal Varuna Yacht Club
Pattaya's Royal Varuna Yacht Club has submitted a bid to host the 2016 International Optimist Dinghy Association World Championships, offering the world's most talented junior sailing teams a chance to experience the steady wind, sunshine, smiles, great food, and family-friendly attractions of Thailand's top dinghy sailing destination ... [more]  

Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this second gallery of images from the Final Day - Day 4 Prizegiving ... [more]  

Bill Green - builder and sailor passes on by Malcolm McKeag, Scuttlebutt Europe, Lymington, England:
Bill Green, San Francisco-born sailor, Navy jet jockey (not a lot of people know that); US Coastguard; shrimp-boat hand (not a lot of people know that either); One Ton Cup winner and most latterly proprietor of Green Marine slipped quietly away from this life ... [more]  

Tom Burton (AUS) retained World #1 in the Laser after a tremendous fight back at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao where he picked up bronze. The Australia had a tough opening day, finishing down the pack in both races but as the week progressed he worked his way up and sealed bronze on the final day to keep hold of World #1. ... [more]  

Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this gallery of images from the Final Day - Day 4 ... [more]  

Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 ... [more]  

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - A hard day's night by Media Royal Malta Yacht Club
Rolex Middle Sea Race - As high pressure moved in from the north, the area around Stromboli had virtually no gradient wind and for those yachts yet to reach Stromboli, a south flowing current has slowed proceedings even further. For the competitive offshore yacht racer, performing well in light wind is more difficult than blasting through a storm at top speed. ... [more]  

34th Student Yachting World Cup - France knew today its best day since the beginning of the competition. They spent the two races at the very first positions, even rivaling with the ultra-dominant English team. They showed today an astounding panache, and can now hope to improve their ranking before the end of the SYWoC. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng loses lead, anyone's race ahead of Doldrums *Feature
Flying Dreams 'An Ocean Story': The Movie
New super maxis gear up for Rolex Sydney Hobart
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 8 plus Videos *Feature
Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One Design Challenge - Youngerman wins
2014 Off Valparaíso Race - Santander team victorious
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Waves continue to pound on day 2
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng consolidates lead on Day 8 *Feature
RS:X Youth World Championships - All set for Clearwater action
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Slow road north
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Dongfeng Race Team - A risky call
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Escaping the shroud of Mount Etna
Farr 40 Worlds: Day 4 Image and Video gallery *Feature
Australian 18 Footers League’s Major A. Frizelle Trophy
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leader gambles on Island windshadow
2014 Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Final day video highlights
2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Plenty of time
Coast Guard rescues two near Wachapreague
2014 Off Valparaíso Race - Day 2
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Massive swell on day 1
Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Al's Ocean Cafe   
Argo Group Gold Cup survives Hurricane Gonzalo   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng regains lead after incident packed Day 7 *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dramatic video of Dongfeng rudder replacement   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica bounces back   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA expecting the expected + Video   
Rolex Middle Sea Race - New record for Mediterranean classic   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Medallists decided across six fleets   
Volvo Ocean Race - Impressive turnaround for Dongfeng Race Team +Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Race closer than leaderboard suggests - Leg 1, Day 6   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng Race Team break rudder after collision   
2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Famous breeze frustrates   
2014 Off Valparaíso Race - Day 1   
Sunfish World Championship - Victory for Argentina's Francisco Renna   
Volvo Ocean Race - Feeling the pressure six days in   
Volvo Ocean Race - Alvimedica cautiously cruising down coast of Africa   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel still within striking distance   
Volvo Ocean Race - Testing times for Team SCA + Video   
Beijing 2008 Olympic legacy lives on in Qingdao + Video   
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - A return nearly 20 years in the making   


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