In addition to crowning the 2017 Australian Youth Champions, a selection of twelve athletes were announced as the newest members of the Australian Sailing Youth Team; these athletes will represent Australia in the 2017 World Sailing Youth Championships. The final two team athletes in the Nacra 15 class will be selected at a separate event in April this year.
Having completed two races yesterday the 420 fleet finished their final two races in good time. Otto Henry (NSW) and Rome Featherstone (WA) took two bullets today to continue their winning streak and finished in first place for the boys 420 division. Hugo Llewellyn and Nick Joel (SSCBC Vic) were 2nd.
Laura Harding and Eleanor Grimshaw (VIC) retained their week- long lead and took the win in the girls 420 division. A great 2nd were Sophie Jackson and Ella Sharman from MYC.
Sophie and Ella wrote: "Sitting 9th overall and 2nd girls, the Youth Nationals are now finished. And thats another tour complete....!!! As we drive away from Adelaide, we're proud of how we sailed, showing ourselves at the front of the fleet time and time again, just not always finishing there. We had a range of tricky conditions, and certainly didnt get the huge seabreezes we were expecting! After 2 months of no sailing and 1 month of restricted sailing with Ella's back injury, it wasnt an ideal lead up and was always going to be a tough gig to achieve our goals... So while we are disappointed with the final results, we know once again we take away a huge new bag of skills and knowledge and send a huge congratulations and good luck to Ella and Laura going to the 2017 Youth Worlds. A big thankyou goes out to coach Johnny Rogers, and also to Jacko for his tips and guidance, The Sports Injury Clinic have made sure we brought our fittest bodies and got Ellas back though! And as always to Hart Marine. As we look foward to our next challenges, we'll be sure to update soon!" Soph & Elz
Team MYC results
9th Lol, Sophie Jackson and Ella Sharman (2nd Girls)
22nd Twin Thing, Matilda and Lily Richardson
27th Hurricane, Lucy Gray and Stephanie Lee
Youths results: http://www.sailingresults.com.au/…/Templ…/Default/index.php…
420 Nationals results: http://topyacht.net.au/results/…/2016/club/420Nat/series.htm
Having Rhett Gowans win the Laser Radial Australian Championships and BrodyRiley 3rd, the next week at the Youth Champs we had Alex Ferguson our only MYC Laser representative in the 4.7 class. Congratulations Alex who came 41st but had some really good races in the regatta.