sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : US Youth Sailing Championships overall
US Youth Sailing Championships overall

'US Youth Sailing Championships 2012'    © Jan Anderson
US Youth Sailing Championships, hosted by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association, were held in Cascade Locks, Ore from 15th to 18th August.

For the second straight day, light air ruled on the Gorge for the final day of racing. The Lasers, Laser Radials and Club 420s completed one race each, and the 29ers never got off the starting line.

Winners by division:
Laser Radials: Mitchell Kiss
Lasers: Greg Martinez
Club 420s: Max Simmons / Riley Legault
29ers: Scott Buckstaff / James Moody

Greg Martinez (Houston, Texas) was dominant in the breeze during the first two days and finished strong with a third place finish today in the Laser fleet. The Orange Bowl Youth Regatta Champion led from start to finish, winning five of eight races, and finishing outside the top five once. Nine points behind Martinez was Ian Ikeda (Duxbury, Mass), who edged Daniel DelBello (Bedford, N.Y.) by a single point to squeeze into second place.

'I think the strong winds on the first two days definitely played to my favor,' said Martinez. 'It was great to finish my last youth event with a win.'

Martinez is looking forward to sailing for Georgetown University this fall. He also plans to continue to train in the Laser moving forward.

The US Sailing Development Team member reflects on his training. 'I've learned so much by training with those great sailors and coaches. It really helps me set goals for myself that I can reach.'

Despite phenomenal racing in all fleets, today’s drama was in the Club 420 fleet. Max Simmons (Rowayton, Conn.) and Riley Legault (Bonita Springs, Fla.) came into the day in a tie for first with Esteban Forrer (Coronado, Calif.) and Daniel Ron (Houston, Texas). While Forrer and Ron held the tiebreak advantage, Simmons and Legault persevered, winning the final race, and watching their competition sail their discard. In July, Simmons and Legault fell one point short of winning the C420 North Americans to Bradley Adam (East Greenwich, R.I.) and Charles MacBain (Portsmouth, R.I.) who finished ninth this week.

Simmons spoke to the mindset that he and Legault shared in today’s race. 'It was really light today, and we are one of the lighter teams. We knew we would be faster than our opposition in these conditions, and did everything we could to get some space from them early and let our speed do the work. Riley saw them on the line, and thought they would come after us, but we were able to stay free and take the win.'

For the second day in a row, the Radials sailed a shortened race. This was all but a formality for Mitchell Kiss (Holland, Mich.), who concluded this event with a tenth place finish. Kiss finished fifth a year ago, and has been unstoppable ever since, winning the Orange Bowl Youth Regatta, taking bronze at the ILCA Youth World Championship, and finishing fourth at the ISAF Youth Worlds. He won six of eight races this week, and added a second place finish in race 2. Kiss had a lot to say about the improvements he has made coming into this year.

'I’ve been focusing a lot on improving my techniques and my fitness. I’ve done some training with Paige Railey, and working with her has taught me the importance of hiking harder than you thought you could. She’s told me to man up and just work through the pain, and that’s helped me out a lot in the big breeze.'

With no races in the 29er fleet today, everything remains the same. Scott Buckstaff (Belvedere, Calif.) and James Moody (Tiburon, Calif.) waited out the clock and coasted to a comfortable victory. The two sailed at the Gorge a few weeks ago at the 29er North Americans, which helped prepare them for this week. The pairing finished 17 points ahead of Antoine Screve (Ross Calif.) and Mac Agnese (Fort Lauderdale, Fl.). Moody finished third at the ISAF Youth Worlds in 2010 while crewing for Screve, adding a bit of intrigue at the top of the leaderboard. Buckstaff and Moody won six of nine races and finished once outside the top five to put an exclamation point on their title.

'James and I have practiced a lot in heavy air, so we were really prepared,' said Buckstaff. 'We were confident in our boat handling and were in control of our tacks and jibes throughout.'

Buckstaff is no stranger to the Gorge. 'I know how the wind works up here. It was helpful to know what it was going to do, and not have to figure it out all over again.'

Today's rare conditions on the Gorge included overcast skies and less than 4 knots of wind.

US Youth Sailing Championships 2012 -  © Jan Anderson  

US Youth Sailing Championships 2012 -  © Jan Anderson  

US Youth Sailing Championships 2012 -  © Jan Anderson  

US Sailing website
Event website


by Jake Fish

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=101107

7:53 AM Sun 19 Aug 2012GMT


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







News - USA and the World



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 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




















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   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five   
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers   
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore   


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