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

 

Sail-World.com : 470 Junior World Championships–Skandia Team GBR claim podium positions

470 Junior World Championships–Skandia Team GBR claim podium positions

'Anna Burnet and Flora Stewart - 470 Junior World Championships 2011'    Thom Touw ©

470 Junior World Championships started on Wednesday 20th July, in Medemblik, The Netherlands and concluded on Thursday 28th July.

Skandia Team GBR sailors have claimed podium positions in both the men’s and women’s Championships.

Anna Burnet and Flora Stewart, and Phil Sparks and David Kohler took silver and bronze respectively on the final day of the Junior Olympic classes event with both sets of crews indicating their potential for future Olympic success as they posted race wins in the final medal race of the week long regatta.

Phil Sparks and David Kohler 470 - 470 Junior World Championships 2011 -  Thom Touw?nid=86552_©  

Sparks and Kohler had a fantastic start to the regatta, making the most of the strong breeze and ending the qualifiers in first place by a single point difference. However, the British pair dropped out of gold medal contention as the breeze vanished towards the end of the regatta and their chances of making the podium looked slim.

Yet after posting a credible 20th at the 470 European Championships in Helsinki two weeks ago amongst the world’s best senior sailors, the young GBR crew’s experience paid dividends come the medal race as they crossed the finish line unchallenged to climb back up the table to clinch bronze.

Sparks, 2009 ISAF Youth Worlds Gold medallist and Skandia Team GBR Development squad member, commented: 'We did everything we could to win the final race and it was great to cross the finish line in first place.

'Yes I guess we are slightly disappointed not to have won gold as we were leading the majority of the regatta but we are still really happy with the bronze. We have only been sailing together for four weeks so to win a medal this early on in our partnership is a great achievement.'

Kohler added: 'It was good to have a bit of variety with 25-30 knots in the beginning, then to change down a gear to around five knots towards the end of the regatta was a bit of a shock!

'We were given a black and yellow flag in one of the earlier races which was not great. We had to be a lot more careful on the start line, and had to take fewer risks which is always the case when entering the medal race. This is something which we will definitely learn from and take forward into our next event,' concluded Sparks.

Anna Burnet and Flora Stewart 470 - 470 Junior World Championships 2011 -  Thom Touw?nid=86552_©  

The female 470 crew of Anna Burnet and Flora Stewart, both members of Skandia Team GBR’s Transitional squad, also finished in style and mirrored the performance of their British counterparts in the medal race: 'Winning the medal race was amazing. It was a really good way to finish the regatta and we are over the moon to finish with a silver medal,' said Burnet.

Skandia Team GBR medal winners - 470 Junior World Championships 2011 -  Thom Touw?nid=86552_©  

'These are some great results from Skandia Team GBR’s young talents, and it was a fantastic event for our new 470 teams on the female side to cut their teeth. It’s really encouraging to see them challenging for medals,' said RYA Olympic Development Squad Manager Barrie Edgington.

'On the men’s side, Phil and David I’m sure will have been disappointed to have lost their earlier lead in the Championships, but the fought back well and closed out the medal race to take bronze in what was a great early test for this new partnership.'

For the latest news and information from the British Sailing Team, visit Skandia Team GBR website.

470 Junior World Championships website




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=86552

3:27 PM Fri 29 Jul 2011 GMT






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

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

10 Dec 2013  Abersoch Dinghy Week 2014 - Title sponsors announced
09 Dec 2013  OK Dinghy World Rankings for December 2013
16 Jun 2013  PWA Catalunya World Cup - Celebrating 15 years of Costa Brava action
16 Jun 2013  Route des Princes - Edmond de Rothschild victorious in Lisbon
16 Jun 2013  Contender World Championship - 174 entries and still counting
16 Jun 2013  Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge – Day 2 in Porto Santo Stefano
16 Jun 2013  NYYC Annual Regatta – J sailing talent to take part
25 Apr 2013  Jorgen Svendsen retains OK Dinghy World 2013 number one ranking
07 Mar 2013  Finn Class partners Dinghy Academy to train next Olympians
03 Mar 2013  RYA Dinghy Show - Glanfield and Patience launch Rio 2016 campaign
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World









Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part III) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,


Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini
Helping boaters understand weather basics
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2
Match 40s find the surface again + Video
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta   
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay   
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys   
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature   
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos   
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach   
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us   
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   


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