sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Cruising Features FishingBoating Photo Gallery Magnetic Is RW
MarineBusiness-World Event Calendar
Sail-World.com : NSW Youth Match Racing Championship - Bennett and her crew on the lead
NSW Youth Match Racing Championship - Bennett and her crew on the lead


'NSW Youth Match Racing Championship - Milly Bennett leads the Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing championship'    CYCA Staff    Click Here to view large photo

At the Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship, Milly Bennett and her crew of Alice Tarnawski, Kajsa Doyle, Jess Russell and Seldon Coventry, representing Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, currently leads at the conclusion of Round Robin I and with two flights of Round Robin II being completed.

The Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship is conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and is sailed on the new Youth Sailing Academy fleet of ten Elliott 7s which were launched late last month, marking the second major milestone of the 20th anniversary of the Academy.

Bennett had a near perfect scorecard dropping only one match. 'We lost the first race today - Clare (Costanzo) had us like Vegemite on toast. We got into our groove in the next race and settled down' Bennett said.

'The new Elliotts are similar to the Force 24s that we have at RPAYC and the steering is a little difficult but I got used to it as the day wore on.'

Bennett is one of two female skippers in the regatta and in the past twelve months, she has honed her match racing skills which showed last week when she won the 2013 Australian University Yacht Racing Championship.

Murray Jones finished third to Bennett last week in the 2013 Australian University Yacht Racing Championship and is currently tied for second with Malcolm Parker (RPAYC). Jones came into this regatta as the highest ranked skipper and found the shifty conditions tough.

'We missed a few of the shifts in some matches and it cost us,'Jones, who represents the host club (CYCA) said. 'We had some good matches early on when the breeze was stronger and then as the breeze lightened we made a few mistakes.

'It’s good to finally race the Elliotts, after being involved in the delivery and set-up of the new fleet. Hopefully we get some more breeze tomorrow,' he added. Jones is sailing five up with a crew that includes Cam Gundy, Brett Dixon, Beynon Telford and Matt Stenta, who are all members of the Youth Sailing Academy’s Advanced Squad.

Malcolm Parker and his crew of William Dargaville, James Farquharson and Jack Nairn, representing the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club are tied with Murray Jones. 'It was a very challenging day,' said bowman Jack Nairn whilst his skipper was in the protest room over a mark issue in Flight Two of Round Robin One.


'The breeze wasn’t as strong as forecast and being one of the lighter crews we had to throw our weight around.We had a tough match against our club mate Milly Bennett. She got an early penalty and we spent most of the race trying to chase her down,' Nairn added.Bennett sailed a near perfect race and had time to clear her penalty, and record a solid win.

Racing commenced on time in a fresh 10-15 knot westerly breeze with the race course set in the vicinity of Rushcutters Bay, north of Clarke Island with the top mark of the course set near Garden Island. Race management was under the direction of Race Officer David Tallis with Trish Ford as the Chief Umpire.

NSW Youth Match Racing Championship - Murray Jones had some good matches early on. -  CYCA Staff .   Click Here to view large photo

The breeze lightened off as the afternoon wore and as the second round robin got underway a moderate 6-8 knots westerly breeze had settled in.

'Those that had eyes out of the boat made the gains today,' Race Officer David Tallis said. 'It was a beautiful day on the Harbour but the race track was tricky as there were 40 degree shifts in the breeze at times. On a day like today, once competitors got in front, the rich got richer in the big shifts.'

Chris Hosking,a YSA graduate of the 90s who has worked with the Ran and Artemis racing teams congratulated the CYCA on the new Elliott 7s. 'Congratulations to the CYCA and the Youth Sailing Academy on the new fleet. It was an honour to be involved and represent the CYCA with the introduction of the Elliott 5.9's back in the early 90's.

NSW Youth Match Racing Championship - Malcolm Parker is tied in second place with Jones. -  CYCA Staff .   Click Here to view large photo

'All the best to the current generation of youth guys and girls coming through the ranks and a big thank you to the CYCA for providing such a great platform,' Hosking added.

Racing continues tomorrow, Sunday 4 August, from 1015hours with the remaining flights of Round Robin Two, Semi-Finals and Finals being sailed. The Bureau of Meteorology predicting another fine day with the breeze predicted to be northwesterly of up to 10 knots tending westerly 15-25 knots during the day.

Racing will be conducted in the vicinity of Rushcutters Bay and live results from each match will be posted on the CYCA website via CYCA website

NSW Youth Match Racing Championship - The new Elliott 7s make their racing debut. -  CYCA Staff .   Click Here to view large photo

The winner of the Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship will gain automatic entry into the Australian Youth Match Racing Championship that will be sailed on Elliott 7s and hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, from 25-29 September.

Leaderboard at the conclusion of Round Robin One:
1st: Milly Bennett (RPAYC) - 5 wins, 1 loss
2nd: Malcolm Parker (RPAYC) - 4 wins, 2 losses;
2nd: Murray Jones - 4 wins, 2 losses
4th: Nicholas Connor (RPAYC) - 3 wins, 3 losses
5th: Clare Costanzo (RPAYC) - 3 wins, 3 losses
6th: Oliver Hartas (CYCA) - 2 wins, 4 losses
7th: Stevens (RSYS) - 0 wins, 6 losses


by Jennifer Crooks

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=112782

7:17 AM Sat 3 Aug 2013GMT


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







News - World & Australia

If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. Adventures of a Sailor Girl #31 - Pathways and passion! ... [more]  

2014 City of Canberra Regatta - Australia’s best sport boats and trailable sailors will converge on Lake Burley Griffin over the first week in December for the annual City of Canberra Regatta. Most years there has been excellent winds and great racing for the mixed fleet of boats traveling from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. ... [more]  

The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Sweden to host World Series regatta in 2015 by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Artemis Racing and the City of Gothenburg are set to host an America’s Cup World Series event during the last weekend of August (28th - 30th) 2015. Racing will take place either on the Gota River close to the city centre, or at Långedrag, and the race village will be located in Frihamnen. ... [more]  

2014 Sail Sydney - Entries for next week’s Sail Sydney are closing in on the 300 mark and the decision to waive the late entry fee and final surge in registrations is pushing organisers of the annual sailing regatta hard to process the resulting paperwork. ... [more]  

2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Tom Slingsby, Australian Olympic Laser Gold medalist, and member of Oracle Team USA, has signed up as skipper of Oman Air, one of two Oman Sail Extreme Sailing teams, for the final act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney, Australia (11-14 December). ... [more]  

2015 Festival of Sails - After November 30, entrants for next January’s Festival of Sails will be no longer be able to take advantage of the $50 early entry discount, and will sadly miss the chance to win a holiday for two to tropical Fiji after this Sunday’s early bird cut-off. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread in fleet as Abu Dhabi leads *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Abu Dhabi (Ian Walker) continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race. She is the most westerly of the fleet as they approach the coast of Madagascar. In a video, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker explains the weather hazards of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: With a packed crowd of local dignitaries, VIPS and competitors, the ISAF President welcomed the world’s finest Olympic sailors and kiteboarders who will be battling it out on Abu Dhabi's waters. 'It’s a great honour for me to be here today because we have a very important regatta which will be the future of our sport,' explained Croce. ... [more]  

Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The second European location is expected to be Cagliari in Italy, where Luna Rossa Challenge have their base. ... [more]  

Chairman and founder of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox Johnston said: 'The Clipper Race is very pleased to welcome Hyde Sails back on board as Official Sails Supplier for our fourth consecutive race partnership. Hyde Sails evolved with us when we introduced the new Clipper 70 fleet in the last race and we were very pleased with how well the new sail wardrobes stood up to almost a year' ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime *Feature by Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ... [more]  

Next Saturday will not be any ordinary Saturday of racing around a windward-leeward course on the harbour for the Sydney VX One fleet. Steve Barlow has generously donated his time and the use of his Riviera 44 to make a special event possible. ... [more]  

Marine Rescue Middle Harbour Unit Commander Peter Nott said thieves had stolen the motor from a 3.9m aluminium runabout that is the centrepiece of the unit’s annual raffle, damaging the boat in the process. The raffle prize is a Quintrex 390 Explorer runabout fitted with a 9.9hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard on a registered Quintrex trailer, worth almost $9,000. ... [more]  

Two of the crew from Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing look at leg 2 and the race overall. Here are the latest blogs (unedited) from On Board Reporter Matt Knighton, along with an onboard video with Simon Fisher (navigator) musing on what is required to win the race, and skipper Ian Walker on how Leg 2 has panned out for them so far. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A new deal for corinthians by Bruce Montgomery – Rolex Sydney Hobart media
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Since 1945 starters in the Sydney-Hobart have raced the equivalent of two circumnavigations of the world, almost 45,000 nautical miles. They have been drawn from the seven seas; they come from all corners of the world; they board boats that range from 100-feet supermaxis to boats littler larger than the Owl and the Pussycat’s. ... [more]  

2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships - The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships will be held in the Netherlands. ... [more]  

There’s a distinctive swagger amid the Australian Farr 40 class. Four top ten finishes at the recent international title, a new batch of super keen owners for the 2014-15 season and preparations underway to host the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in 2016 have injected vim and vigour into the enduring one design fleet. ... [more]  

Results in from ‘Operation Go Easy on the Alcohol’ by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
More than 1211 vessel safety checks and 127 random breath tests were carried out during Operation Go Easy on the Alcohol with one person charged with operating a vessel with a low range prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA) and 30 fines for lifejacket breaches. ... [more]  

World Champion crew of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan as well as World Championship Silver medallist Tom Burton, the current ISAF World Rankings number one crews in the Men’s 470 and Laser classes, are aiming for gold at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates this week from 27-30 November 2014. ... [more]  

Lake Macquarie turned on spectacular summer weather for the 2014 Pusser’s Rum Melges 24 New South Wales State Championships. Lake Macquarie Yacht Club hosted the three day event (21-23 Nov), the largest Melges 24 fleet competing at a State Titles to date. ... [more]  

As of today, Team Brunel has its own app, so that fans of Bouwe Bekking and his men can now also follow their favourite Volvo Ocean Race team on their smartphone. The app has been developed for both iOS and Android systems, and can be downloaded directly from the App Store and Google Play. ... [more]  

Noosa Buoyed Up Indigenous Program - another outstanding success by Paul Blundell, Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club
Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club recently invited Cherbourg State School to send 20 of their Primary School kids to attend the Five Day Buoyed Up camp at Noosa. ... [more]  

More than forty five years since his historical circumnavigation, legendary Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, continues to prove inspirational to adventurers around the globe. Sir Robin, the oldest entrant in the 3,542 mile Route du Rhum, finished third in his Rhum class into La Pointe À Pitre, Guadeloupe. ... [more]  

Maximilian Soh (SIN) the Team Red Dot skipper came from behind in the latter half of the Monsoon Cup Terengganu, first by beating favourites Sam Gilmour (AUS), and then pushing another Australian Matthew Jerwood to five races before triumphing in the semi-final. ... [more]  

With Olympic heroes and World Champions in their numbers at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE, local children are being inspired to take up the sport. By utilising the star names on show at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, hosts of the regatta, are using the event to promote the sport in the Emirati capital. ... [more]  

The last day of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup saw a grandstand finale to the 2014 PWA World Tour as the morning showers finally cleared to allow the wind to fill in and the respective titles to be decided. With the racing beginning later than scheduled the title race came down to one final race, which would ultimately decide the title. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team Brunel’s OBR Stefan Coppers reports on leg 2 progress. The Indian Ocean has calmed down. Endless high waves have given place to a smooth sea. There’s a relaxed atmosphere on the deck of Team Brunel. Four miles away, the men can see the foresails of MAPFRE and Dongfeng Race Team, who yesterday tried in vain to secure the lead position. ... [more]  

Olympic medal-winning skipper Ian Walker, from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate’s Volvo Ocean Race contesting squad – recently took time out of his hectic schedule while he was in Cape Town, as the team prepared for Leg 2 of the race to catch-up with students at The British School Al Khubairat via a video call. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Corinna Halloran reports on day five of leg 2 for Team SCA. Team SCA has a super fan. She’s seven and, at home, she has posters of Team SCA on her wall. As a member of the team, and as a woman in 2014, this is extremely cool. ... [more]  

Former World champion Fireball sailor and Olympic Flying Dutchman skipper Gary Smith, a member of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, has been inducted into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame. ... [more]  

Yamaha's 2014 Oceania Marine Technician Grand Prix has been run and won. The Yamaha technician GP is a training and skills contest where the best technicians from all over Australia and New Zealand come to compete. Competitors are put through a series of challenges to test their knowledge and skill in a simulated workshop environment. ... [more]  

Another Lipton Cup Regatta has been run and won and many complimentary reports regarding the regatta have been received. Please feel free to contact me with your constructive comments or criticisms with reference to the Lipton organisation. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Abu Dhabi Sailing Instructions published
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Italian 49erFX duo ready for action
Beneteau Cup Sydney - Beneteaus sizzle on Sydney Harbour
Volvo Ocean Race: Racing between a Rock and a Hard Place
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 24 Nov 0700 UTC
2014 RC44 Championship Tour trophy – Video highlights
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 1930 UTC
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 0748 UTC
Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? *Feature
RC44 Oman Cup - Nika wins and Team Aqua clinch their fourth RC44 title
RMSIR 2014 – Last Gasp. A Champion, and 36 winners
Victorian Cat Championships - All or nothing
Harken International Youth MR Regatta - An exciting final day
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy - Race three
Tasmanian Sailors of the Year announced
RMSIR 2014 - first inshore races in Langkawi
Volvo Ocean Race: On board with Abu Dhabi - torn sail and where to go? *Feature
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Bermuda shines
Rolex Sydney Hobart flavour to Morna Cup
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Delphine Cousin officially world champ
Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do   
RC44 Championship Tour - A great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman   
Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Open Formula Kiteboarding event preview   
2014 Harken Int'l Youth MR Regatta - ANZAC test between four finalists   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime'   
America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature   
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos   
Gary Smith inducted into Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame   
Volvo Ocean Race: A bumpy, hard driving ride in the Southern Ocean   
Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video *Feature   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Men’s title race takes a twist   
RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency hard to come by   
Volvo Ocean Race - Rapid change for Team SCA   
Volvo Ocean Race - The Indian Ocean spares no one!   
Viper 640 event at Lake Garda - 22-26th June 2015   
Harken Youth Match Racing: Unstable weather has caused 'frustrations'   
British Cycling grows by over 500%, can sailing do the same?   
2014 Harken International Youth MR Regatta - Anyon surprises on Day 1   


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 AUS
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT