sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : ISAF Youth Worlds: Gold and Bronze medals won by New Zealand
ISAF Youth Worlds: Gold and Bronze medals won by New Zealand


'Isaac McHardie (Hamilton Yacht Club/RAYC) and Micah Wilkinson (Ngaroto Sailing Club/RAYC) – SL16 Multihull winners of the Gold Medal at the 2013 ISAF Youth Worlds'    ISAF Youth Worlds    Click Here to view large photo

New Zealand has won gold and bronze and placed third in the Nations Trophy at the 2013 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships just finished in Cyprus. All five kiwi crews finished in the top six making it an excellent year for the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team at this pinnacle youth regatta.

'We are both just absolutely wrapped not only for the teams that have won medals but with the whole team who have performed so well,' say Ian Neely and Jim Maloney, who have provided team coaching and support in Cyprus.

'It has been a great team to take away and all these young sailors will remember this event forever. Both of us are looking forward to the upcoming international events and then to coming home and starting the next phase.'

SL16 winners Isaac McHardie (Hamilton Yacht Club/RAYC) and Micah Wilkinson (Ngaroto Sailing Club/RAYC) had their well deserved moment on the top of the podium while the New Zealand national anthem provided the soundtrack and the New Zealand flag was hoisted.

Dominant across the initial four days of racing the young kiwis in the SL16 catamaran, who both started their sailing in the Waikato, opened well and simply continued to widen the gap on their rivals as the regatta progressed. At the end of the penultimate day they had done enough to secure New Zealand’s first ever gold medal in a multihull division at the ISAF Youth Worlds.

Markus Somerville and Jack Simpson (Wakatere Boating Club) – 29er winners of the Bronze medal in the 29er event -  ISAF Youth Worlds   Click Here to view large photo

Markus Somerville (16 years old) and Jack Simpson (17 years old) both from the Wakatere Boating Club in Auckland secured a bronze medal for New Zealand today narrowly missing silver in the 29 strong 29er skiff class.

Going into the final race in second the kiwis had the Swedes very close on points behind. In today’s final race Markus and Jack finished 15th, while their rivals were fifth and the kiwis took the bronze medal just two points behind.

Markus and Jack sailed exceptionally well in Australia last summer, winning the 29er Australian National Championship, then returning to New Zealand to convincingly win both the New Zealand 29er National Championships and the 29er event at 2013 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland. In April they won the 29er division of the RYA Youth National Championships in Scotland.

'The event was awesome and having the opportunity to sing our national anthem was the cherry on top. We really value the support of our sponsors who made this opportunity possible and have given us memories for a life-time,' said Micah Wilkinson and Markus Somerville.

Sam Barnett and Zak Merton (Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club) – Boy’s 420 - Day 2, ISAF Youth Worlds, Cyprus -  ISAF Youth Worlds   Click Here to view large photo

The next best placed of the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team was Sam Barnett and Zak Merton who have finished the regatta in fifth place in the Boy’s 420 class. They finished fifth in the last race of the regatta sailed today in Cyprus.

Sam and Zak are club-mates at the Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club who joined forces in the double-handed 420 dinghy in the middle of 2012.

Andrew McKenzie (Kohimarama Yacht Club) ended the regatta on a high note winning today’s final race in the hotly contested boy’s Laser Radial. With today’s result he has finished sixth overall.

Andrew is one of New Zealand’s rising stars in single handed dinghy sailing, with some significant achievements to date including second place (tied points with the winner) at the 2012 Laser Radial Youth World Championships, sailed in Brisbane.

Olivia Mackay and Abby Goodwin (Napier Sailing Club) have also placed sixth overall in the Girl’s 420 rounding out a terrific team performance. Placed seventh going into today a sixth on the water in the final race of the regatta the girls lifted their final standing to sixth in the fleet of 27 boats each sailed by a different nation.

The teams’ performance across all races has contributed to an excellent result of third country in the Nations Trophy behind Italy and Australia in first and second respectively.

The ISAF Youth World Championships is arguably the most important youth sailing event of the year and the pinnacle of youth sailing in general. History shows that often the winners of this competition become future Olympic medallists and form the crews of America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and all the most challenging global sailing disciplines.

Since the inaugural ISAF Youth World Championships in 1971 New Zealand has now amassed a total of 44 medals including 16 gold medals, 16 silver and 12 bronze. Sir Russell Coutts, Chris Dickson, Dean Barker, Stu Bannatyne, Tom Ashley and Jo Aleh are just some of the New Zealanders to have medalled across the history of the event

2013 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team final results

1st Isaac McHardie (Hamilton Yacht Club/RAYC) and Micah Wilkinson (Ngaroto Sailing Club/RAYC) – SL16 Multihull
3rd Markus Somerville and Jack Simpson (Wakatere Boating Club) – 29er
6th Andrew McKenzie (Kohimarama Yacht Club) – Laser Radial
5th Sam Barnett and Zak Merton (Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club) – Boy’s 420
6th Olivia Mackay and Abby Goodwin (Napier Sailing Club) – Girl’s 420


Nations Trophy Final Results:
1st Italy
2nd Australia
3rd New Zealand

Team support
Ian Neely, Jim Maloney and Karin Adelinger


by Jodie Bakewell-White

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=112176

10:39 PM Fri 19 Jul 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World





















Express 27 National Championship overall + Video by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,














America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup's Yves Carcelle dies at 66 *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












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
Ronstan Bridge to Bridge 2014 - Images by Erik Simonson
Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Australian Sailing Team signs up
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 3
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA sailors place on world regatta circuits
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2
PWA Alacati World Cup - Intense competition on day 3
America's Cup: 'The Doc' appointed as Commercial Commissioner
Wake Park Triple Crown - Registration open for final stop
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2 images by Stefano Gattini
Volvo Ocean Race - Two more join Dongfeng Race Team
OHPRI Teen Summer Camps make a splash
East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng
Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi
New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record
Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing
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   


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