Sam Gilmour’s team from the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club have won the 2013 CenterPort International Youth Match Racing Championships in the closest final seen for many years on the Trans Tasman Youth Match Racing Circuit. Racing could not have been closer against Ash Rooklyn’s team from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in the final series which went to an unprecedented sixth match.
Sailors were treated to a 10-12 knot northerly and cloudless skies for day three of the 2013 CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Championship. Racing got away on time with the race committee rolling through the final matches of the second round robin and progressing on to the sail offs.
Day two of the 2013 CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Championship got off to a slow start as the sailors waited for the southerly breeze to arrive. By late morning the breeze had built to a point where the sailors could head out to the track and get racing underway to complete the final two flights of round robin one.
The 2013 CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Championship is underway on Wellington Harbour and at the end of day one Ash Rooklyn’s team from Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and Sam Gilmour’s team from the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club look like they could be form horses for the regatta.
There are eight teams in the 2013 CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Champs ... one team from Sweden (with kiwi imports!), four teams from Australia, one from Auckland and two from the host city Wellington. Check out photos of the teams.
The sailing instructions here
The notice of race here
The round robin draws here