sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Torvar Mirsky wins Warren Jones Youth Regatta.

Torvar Mirsky wins Warren Jones Youth Regatta.

'Torvar Mirsky wins Warren Jones Youth Regatta.'    John Roberson ©    Click Here to view large photo

West Australian skipper Torvar Mirsky became the first Australian to put his name on the Warren Jones Youth Regatta trophy for a second time, when he beat New Zealand’s Adam Minoprio in the final on the Swan River.

This was the battle of the two immediate previous winners, with Mirsky defending the trophy, while Minoprio had won in 2006.

The young skipper who was in fifth place at the end of the first day, admitted to being surprised he’d been able to come back and win, because of the high standard of the competition.

“At the start of the event we lost a few races, we were still finding our feet, but towards the end we stepped it up and really put everything we had into it, and we weren’t making so many mistakes,” he explained.

In the best of three race final series the local skipper stamped his authority on the game in the first confrontation, decisively winning the start, and controlling the race throughout.

The Kiwis took the second race after Mirsky misjudged the start, and despite several strong challenges could not break through to grab the lead.

In the decider the two boats came off the starting line evenly, but Mirsky and his team seemed able to squeeze a fraction more speed out of their boat, and quickly established a small advantage, which they managed to defend to the finish.
Kiwi Adam Minoprio from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, a past winner of the Warren Jones Youth Regatta and runner up this time -  John Roberson ©   Click Here to view large photo


Adam Minoprio had dominated the regatta through the early stages, while Torvar Mirsky only claimed his place in the final at the end of the qualifying series, but carried the momentum of his improving form through into the final.

In the petit final, another New Zealander, Laurie Jury, beat Perth skipper Robert Gibbs 2 – 0 to take third place.

The last day of the regatta produced yet more testing conditions for the young crews, with strong and shifty easterly winds, and at times torrential rain.

Mirsky, from Fremantle, is the top ranked youth skipper in the world, having had a successful season last year in Europe.

The regatta is organised by the Western Australian Yachting Foundation, and was hosted this year by the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.

RESULTS:

1 Torvar Mirsky AUS
2 Adam Minoprio NZL
3 Laurie Jury NZL
4 Robert Gibbs AUS
5 Phil Robertson NZL
6 Evan Walker AUS
7 Keith Swinton AUS
8 Stuart Pollard AUS
9 Tom Spithill AUS
10 John Back SWE
11 Richard McPharlin AUS
12 Dylan Clark AUS




by John Roberson

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=41608

2:13 AM Fri 8 Feb 2008 GMT






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


News - USA and the World













































Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,


ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day
AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race   
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target   
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage   
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years   
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified   
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt   
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander   
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow   
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT