sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : RYA Youth National Championships final day at Largs Sailing Club
RYA Youth National Championships final day at Largs Sailing Club


'Laser Standard, 204539, Micheal BECKETT, Solva
Day 3 RYA Youth National Championships 2013 held at Largs Sailing Club, Scotland from the 31st March - 5th April.
Sailors Launching'    Marc Turner /RYA - copyright    Click Here to view large photo

RYA Youth National Championships 2013 concluded at Largs Sailing Club yesterday, Friday 5th April. It was a day of triumph for four of last year’s RYA Youth National champions as they all reclaimed their titles on the final day of competition.

Laser radial Girls, 204538, Ellie MEOPHAM, Fishguard Bay Yacht Club
Day 5, RYA Youth National Championships 2013 held at Largs Sailing Club, Scotland from the 31st March - 5th April. -  Marc Turner -RYA - copyright   Click Here to view large photo
Ellie Meopham in the Laser Radial stole the show as the Welsh sailor not only finished top girl but dominated from start to finish topping the overall leaderboard by a staggering 30 points.

'It feels amazing to be honest! It has always been a personal aim of mine, I don’t want to just beat a couple of people, I want to beat everyone. I know that sounds really harsh but it’s true. It is a feeling of a job well done,' said Meopham.

'I only realised I had won the overall event when the Welsh Squad coach, Stevie, came up and gave me the results. I just wanted to cry! It made me feel really good and it’s so nice just to have a release from the tension from a week-long event. It just builds up and up even if you know it is likely that you will win there is always that thing in the back of your head, what if a black flag, what if I get disqualified, what if? It’s just so nice to have that lifted off my shoulders now and to have finally won!

The Laser Radial boys fleet was a tight affair with Welsh sailor Thomas Williams claiming the event victory on the final day of the regatta, finishing second overall. Williams stole top spot off of Edward Jones who led most of the regatta and managed to clinch the honours with a second and a discard of 31 in the two races completed today.

Williams said: 'It’s been a pretty horrible week actually and conditions have been a nightmare but in the end it is all good and I’m very happy. Coming into the last day I tried to stay as calm as I could but obviously there is quite a lot of stress and you put a lot of pressure on yourself. The key to my success this week was keeping on my toes. It is so changeable out there that whoever was most switched on was going to get the shift first and that made the difference.'

Georgina Povall finished second girl while Rheanna Pavey finished third girl in the Laser Radial.

In the larger Laser Standard class, Michael Beckett, last year’s champion in the Laser Radial, continued the Welsh dominance of the Lasers as he sailed to an empathic 10 point victory over Henry Wetherell who finished second and Andrew Green rounding off his regatta in third.

Winners of Each Class, RSX Boys, 926, Kieran MARTIN, Carsington
Day 5, RYA Youth National Championships 2013 held at Largs Sailing Club, Scotland from the 31st March - 5th April. -  Marc Turner -RYA - copyright   Click Here to view large photo
In the RS:X Windsurfing fleet Kieran Martin and Saskia Sills were clinical in claiming consecutive RYA Youth National Championship titles.

'It feels amazing to have won the Youth Nationals’ for a second consecutive year,' expressed Martin.

'I now get the opportunity to go to the ISAF Youth Worlds again which is great! It’s been pretty challenging with the wind this week as it’s been all over the place so it has been tough racing.'

Martin was ruthless across the five days of racing picking up an incredible 11 race wins from the 14 races completed, finishing the regatta with a 19 point lead over second placed Joe Bennett.

'The key to my success has been keeping it simple really. It’s been a really tough week with my hands and feet really feeling the cold but it has all been worth it now as I have come out on top!

ISAF Youth Worlds Gold medallist Saskia Sills finished her regatta 23 points ahead of second placed Noelle Finch while her twin sister Imogen finished the week as third girl overall.

Sills said: 'It is really good to win the RYA Youth Nationals again as it gives me a great chance to go back and defend my title at the ISAF Youth Worlds. After Tuesday, it gave me a wake-up call that anything can happen and if you are at the back of the fleet then you can either just sit there and follow everyone else or take the opportunities to bang a corner and get back to the front of the fleet. Tuesday was a massive learning point for me and since then I have just tried to stay consistent and not increase my discards.'

'I have been training since just after the last ISAF Youth Worlds really to make sure I qualify again so I’m really happy and looking forward to heading away to the sun instead of the 10 degrees and freezing weather we have had this week,' said Sills.

Winners of Each Class, 420 Girls,54853, Annabel CATTERMOLE, Bryony BENNETT-LLOYD, Welwyn Garden City SC
Day 5, RYA Youth National Championships 2013 held at Largs Sailing Club, Scotland from the 31st March - 5th April. -  Marc Turner -RYA - copyright   Click Here to view large photo

The 420 fleet provided the most excitement across the five days of racing with continual movement at the top of leaderboard. Tim Riley and Luke Burywood’s consistent set of scores was enough to give them event victory while Annabel Cattermole and Bryony-Bennet Lloyd finished third overall to take the female title. Scott Wallis and Josh Voller finished their regatta off in second, four points off the event victory.

'It has been incredible. We were having our pictures taken earlier and it just made it feel so real that we have actually achieved it. We have been working so hard for it for so long and now it’s happened,' expressed Cattermole.

Bennet-Lloyd added: 'We came in this morning and thought that we could do it and beat the boys but unfortunately we had some tough last races and we didn’t quite perform as we wanted to in that last race so we finished third overall which we are happy with. We have a good points lead over the other girls so we’re really happy.

'It’s been quite a tough week. It is a really nice place to sail and the event has been well organised and I have definitely enjoyed sailing here.'

Winners of Each Class, 8, Mimi EL-KHAZINDAR, Ben BATTEN, Royal Lymington Yacht Club, 29er. Day 5, RYA Youth National Championships 2013 held at Largs Sailing Club, Scotland from the 31st March - 5th April. -  Marc Turner -RYA - copyright   Click Here to view large photo

The 29er class saw a masterpiece in sailing in the shifty conditions from the events international competitors as New Zealand’s Marcus Somerville and Jack Simpson finished with an impressive score line. Mimi El-Khazindar and 2012 RYA Youth National champion Ben Batten finished second overall and top GBR boat ahead of Owen Bowerman and Morgan Peach in third.

'I’m really happy that we came away with a win. We were second coming into today so we have pulled it off so I’m pretty happy,' said New Zealand’s Marcus Somerville.

'The event has been run really well and they have made it feel like a major event which is great at a Youth event. We came away with the win which makes it feel even better. In New Zealand we had two boats trialling for the ISAF Youth Worlds spot last year and we had about 10 this year so there is a lot more competition here especially when there is around 50 boats. The UK competitors are really good and some are the best in the world so it’s good to see how we go against them.'

Winners of Each Class, 29er Girls, 1960, Vikki PAYNE, Stephanie, ORTON, Emsworth SC. Day 5, RYA Youth National Championships 2013 held at Largs Sailing Club, Scotland from the 31st March - 5th April. -  Marc Turner -RYA - copyright   Click Here to view large photo

In the girls 29er fleet, Vikki Payne and Stephanie Orton have made it a hat trick of RYA Youth National titles as the girls from the South Coast finished seventh overall, nine points in front of Charlotte Hooper and Molly Brown in ninth, and second girls.

'Three years in a row, amazing,' enthused Payne. 'I can’t even believe it. We jumped into the class and we have just loved every minute of it and to be able to come back saying that we are ladies youth national champions again is just unbelievable, we’re so happy!

'It’s been our aim, after we won it the first year we wanted to come back and do it again and to come back again has just been the icing on top of the cake. It has been pretty challenging and we have had moments where we got a little bit stressed out but luckily today we managed to keep our cool.

With this being the 29er sailors last year of Youth sailing, Orton added: 'It is a fantastic way to end our youth sailing career, we are looking forward to the last international competitions and nationals in the 29er and then we will be moving in the Olympic 49er FX classes.'

The Spitfire class has been a continuous battle from start to finish between Tom Britz/Abbie Hewitt and James Henson/Olivier Greber. Trading places thoughout the week, Britz, who won gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds in 2012, and his crew Hewitt kept a cool head going into today’s final races to clinch the under 21 championship title by a single point. Henson and Greber were crowned U19 champions on Thursday.

Duncan Truswell, RYA Youth Racing Manager, said: 'Today has concluded a really exciting week of sailing at one of the UK’s great Championship venues, it has been cold, scenic, and challenging and the winners really deserve every praise as they have worked hard and showed a lot of character this week. 2013 was the biggest turn out ever fielded at this event hosted in Scotland, in addition to the numbers the standard continues to rise and the level of preparation, competence and skills of the whole of every fleet is way up on what I saw the last time we were here four years ago.

'I’d like to thank all the team up in Largs, and all the volunteers for delivering a great event in the most challenging of conditions. The sailors have been offered a great platform this week, a springboard to develop their skills and go on to top last year’s medal tally. I am confident that we are going to have another fantastic year and that many of these sailors will be occupying our Olympic Transition and Development programmes in the years to come.'

For the full list of results visit www.ryaracingevents.org.uk.


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=108184

4:08 PM Sat 6 Apr 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World

In a lot of ways, it was kind of befitting that the best conditions of the last day of the Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, were saved for the Women’s Laser Radial Medal Race. Apart from highlighting them in glorious sunshine, like Huey’s own spotlights, it also brought into frame that were only two girls 470 crews in attendance for the regatta. ... [more]  

RORC Transatlantic: As with every yacht participating in the race, staff from Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina greeted the French team on arrival with warm congratulations, a cold beer and a welcome basket from the Grenadian Tourism Association on behalf of the people of Grenada. The crew of five looked tired after nearly 17 days at sea, but owner, Frank Lang was full of praise for his crew. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Perpetual Loyal is no stranger to the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Winning line honours in 2011, they have continued to be a contender, especially in heavier breezes. ... [more]  

The website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand, has been launched. The Finn class is eagerly anticipating a return to Takapuna Boating Club for what will be only the second Finn World Championship to be held in New Zealand. It will have been 35 years since Cam Lewis (USA) beat John Bertrand (USA) in a thrilling final race showdown in 1980, to take the Gold Cup. ... [more]  

Looking for a great Christmas present which you can buy with a few mouse clicks? Bob Fisher's books on the Round the World races, Farr 40's and the definitive America's Cup two volume set are still available, along with other titles from South Atlantic Publishing. ... [more]  

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - In January Nqoba, from Durban, will embark on his Yachtmaster qualification and will have none other than legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to ever sail solo, non-stop round the world in 1968-69, as his mentor as he takes the first steps to realise his dream of circumnavigating the globe at the helm of a Clipper 70. ... [more]  

IFDS 2014 Worlds: But as you reflect back on the year, we hope you will agree that week of competition in Halifax, Nova Scotia set a new standard for disabled sailing. It was the largest world regatta yet with 18 SKUD-18 teams, 14 Sonar teams and 49 2.4mR competitors and the largest number of countries participating. There were some challenging days finding enough wind to race. ... [more]  

The 2015 McDougall + McConaghy Moth World Championship is set to be even more of a spectacle this year, with the return of the Zhik ‘Mothapolooza’ which promises a potential head-to-head with teams of America’s Cup and Olympic sailors. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 2 - On the Rocks *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
Part 2 of three part, 80 minute, interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson covers what happened from the time the Volvo65 hit the reef on the SE corner of the Cargados Carajos Shoals. ... [more]  

Last Saturday saw the third annual St. Maarten Regatta Beach Clean-Up organized by the St. Maarten Regatta as part of the Regatta Art Competition. Unfortunately, due to exams, not many children showed up. ... [more]  

US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released the selection procedures for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (Sailing) in the 10 events selected for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will take place from August 5-21, 2016, and the sailing events will be based at Marina de Gloria on Rio de Janeiro’s harbor front. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - When the cannon fires sending the 118 entries on their way in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 70th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, two yachts will stand out, because they first competed back in the early days of the race. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race have announced from their headquarters in Alicante, Spain that an independent report has been commissioned into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind’s boat on a reef in the Indian Ocean. The report will be released during the Auckland stopover. ... [more]  

The French sailor scratches his newly shaved skin. He tentatively reaches towards a plate of fried chicken pieces. Still not sure. He rubs his chin again. He hesitates. Laurent briefly runs his eye over the other plates, but finally he can no longer resist the crispy fried chicken pieces. 'This is what I’ve been waiting for,' says the cheerful Frenchman. ... [more]  

Transatlantic Race: After time correction, Apollo 7 is leading IRC Two. Nigel's team included three close friends from his home town of Plymouth, Devon: Steve Wassell, James Slater and Mark Davies. Also on board were two offshore specialists: Dan Gohl, a past Class40 world champion and Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Record holder as well as Rolex Fastnet Race winner Brett Aarons. ... [more]  

The 2014 OK Dinghy World Championship opens at Black Rock Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia, on December 28th and so far there are around 80 entries, with perhaps a few more before registration closes. This 52nd OK Dinghy World Championship will be the third time that Black Rock YC has hosted the event, following 1982 and 1990. ... [more]  

Adelaide Sailing Club played host once again to the Melges 24 class for its 'Christmas Sprint Series', the third three day M24 regatta in five weeks held by ASC which, (in the same season the club is also hosting the M24 Australian Championship) says something about the power of persuasion, energy and organisation being put in to M24 class by its Australian Secretary Donna Evans. ... [more]  

The team, led by Jerome Clerc, will not compete on the 2015 Extreme circuit but intends instead to focus entirely on the Decision 35 Vulcain Trophy season in Switzerland. The professional sailing squad onboard Realteam capped a superb 2014 season with a third place in Sydney last weekend that put them on the third step of the overall Extreme Sailing Series Championship podium. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson on the Team Vestas Wind disaster - 1 *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
Part 1 of three part interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson discusses the factors leading up to hitting the reef, interspersed with other research information, charts, video and images. Parts 2 and 3 will follow on consecutive days. ... [more]  

USA 4 Windsurfing campaign by USA 4 Windsurfing Campaign
Change is inevitable. No matter how hard you try to keep things the same, there comes a time when you must move on. The harder you resist, the more difficult the change. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race record holder, Wild Oats XI, is out of the water for a final modification after a high speed and rough weather training run off Sydney. ... [more]  

This is Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific from the 60s cartoon series, the Wacky Races. Of course, to Australians and a plethora of motoring enthusiasts the world over, the real life Peter Perfect will always be The King of The Mountain. RIP Brocky (Peter Geoffrey Brock). ... [more]  

RORC Transatlantic Race 2014: The Spirit of Adventure crew of 15 were met dockside by representatives of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and well wishers at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. After enjoying an ice cold beer, the first cold drink for two weeks, the crew cleared customs and headed for the Victory Bar for eggs and bacon. ... [more]  

ISAF World Sailing Rankings - 15 December 2014 - The World Cup Final was a 100-point regatta and whilst Shaw took maximum points, Tartaglini’s eighth was enough for her to hold on to World number one heading into 2015. Shaw remains at World number two with Laura Linares (ITA) at World number three and 2014 World Champion Charline Picon (FRA) at World number four. ... [more]  

Comanche; Supermaxi Showdown VIDEO by Dale Lorimer, Sydney
In what is touted to be one of the most hotly contested Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours battles in recent history, there's been plenty of on-water supermaxi activity over the last week. ... [more]  

Commodores Cup - There was barely four knots of wind for the start of race one today. Brian and I started in port tack, at the committee boat, hit the right corner, and never looked back. There were a few tricky moments on the first run, in four knots of wind, but we managed our position well. For the second lap, the breeze built to six knots and steadied out a bit which made out lives easier. ... [more]  

2014 /2015 International Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Event No. 1 - One final light air race concluded the 2014/15 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Act No. 1 on Sunday, hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC) with championship winner Jason Michas on Midnight Blue along with tactician Mark Mendelblatt and crew Trevor Moore winning the final heat and taking the overall win. ... [more]  

2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Aref Lahham's Swan 68, Yacana crossed the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race on Sunday 14th December at 03:25 UTC. The crew are all friends from Greece and the German Frers designed yacht with classic lines is beautifully maintained and balanced for a heavy displacement yacht. ... [more]  

2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - The Wave, Muscat’s long tenure of the Extreme Sailing Series crown came to an end in Sydney today when Swiss team Alinghi won the eighth and final Act of the year to take an overall victory in the 2014 series despite a superb late challenge from Tom Slingsby on Oman Air. ... [more]  

Images of the Extreme Sailing Series, Act 8, Sydney, Australia and video about most memorable in the Series' eight-year history. The Series was won by Alinghi after an action packed three days of racing on the confines of Sydney Harbour, which was the venue for the international series for the first time. ... [more]  

In this case it was the 5,220-nautical mile stage from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi – the second stage of this year’s Volvo – that took the crew on the China-sponsored entry Dongfeng Race Team just under 24 days to complete. But the striking thing about the men on board Dongfeng is that all of them were finding it very hard to think of anything except the final few hours. ... [more]  

Larson’s words say it all: 'We’ve had an amazing season with an amazing team. To win the season and the Act on the last day in the conditions we had here in Sydney, which is the best sailing venue in the world, is a special moment that’s going to take a long time to sink in.' ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series: Oman Air’s Tom Slingsby (AUS) was awarded the trophy for showcasing the greatest tactical performance and improvement seen this year on a debut appearance at the Extreme Sailing Series™. Series Main Partner, Land Rover presents the Award to teams or individuals in recognition of those who have demonstrated the finest examples of skill, sportsmanship and strength of mind. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Medal Race Images
Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi dons ESS Crown, Oman Air wins award
18ft Skiffs: Rooklyn scores win in Syd. Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy
ISAF Sailing World Cup: Fan cranks up for final Melbourne day + Videos
Miami Star Winter Series - Commodores Cup Day 1
Extreme Sailing Series: Delayed coverage - Day 4 +Audio *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng score another excellent result
Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Fleet rumbles in Miami
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat see championship bid slip
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - From acorns grow oaks
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel (NED) wins Leg 2
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Oakcliff Ocean Racing Team wins
Extreme Sailing Series: Day 3 image gallery from Sydney Harbour *Feature
The Extreme Sailing Series™ - Action-packed day on Sydney Harbour
Early Christmas presents for ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 finish - Team Brunel wins from Dongfeng *Feature
Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Day 1 overall
2014/2015 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Images by Joy Dunigan
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage - Day 3 +Audio *Feature
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta kicks off with successful sponsor party
Successful seventh edition of 2014 World Yacht Racing Forum   
2014 Star Sailors League Finals - Catching up with Robert Stanjek   
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Day 6 Preview   
Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 Photos and season highs and lows video   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg Two - Final fight to the finish + Video   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - McMillan tops table in Sydney + Video   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Day 2: Extreme Sailing Series, Sydney   
ISAF SWC Melbourne - Top ten prepare for Port Phillip showdown + Video   
Extreme Sailing Series Act Eight 2014 – Photos by Andrea Francolini   
Volvo Ocean Race: Three way alley-brawl on final day of Leg 2 *Feature   
International Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series 2014-15: Holiday heat   
ISAF SWC Melbourne: Family affair for Papua New Guinea sailors + Video   
Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship - Stormy capsize   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Lupa spice it up for Line Honours victory   
Extreme Sailing Series: Replay coverage - Day 2 +Audio *Feature   
America's Cup: Oracle crew member's penalty for cheating is reduced *Feature   
US Tour: Four GC32s to compete at Quantum Key West Race Week + Video   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - Wet, wild and windy   
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Thrilling action on Day 4 + Videos   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne day four - Extreme sailing   


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