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Aon Youth Worlds - More reactions from the Medalists in pictures

by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com on 22 Dec 2016
Big smiles all round for the Australian 29er Gold Medalists- Aon Youth Worlds 2016, Torbay, Auckland, New Zealand, Day 5, December 19, 2016 Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
More images from the Final Day of racing in the Aon Youth World Sailing Championship sailed off Torbay, Auckland.

The regatta was blessed with a rare five day weather window in Auckland which allowed all racing to be completed on schedule and almost without postponement - a real challenge given the early morning start for the nine classes in a regatta which closely mirrored the Olympic format.

That backdrop made for a mix of close racing for the medals and indeed all placings. Plus providing a stage for the sailors of the future to shine - with some very dominant performances in some classes, providing a pointer to those who will surely be satnding on the Olympic podium in 2020 and 2024.

Reaction of the medallists in the Nacra 15, 29er Girls and 420 Boys ranged from immediate ecstasy to subdued reflection on their achievement and captured in these images.




















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