The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has taken out first and second place in the CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Championships. Henry Kernot and his team of Sam Ellis and local Wellington sailor Adam Middleton continued their excellent form throughout the week to beat Murray Jones, Harry Price and Ben Robinson in the final. Kernot and his team lost only one race in the whole regatta.
Adam Middleton, Michael Cook and William Eastman sailing for Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club have convincing won the 2014 CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Championships. Over four days of racing the team dropped only one match in a dominant all round performance across a range of conditions.
It was a long day on the water for the sailors in the CentrePort Youth Match Racing Champs as the race officer Ken Burt pushed through the end of the first round robin and twelve flights of the second round robin ahead of a predicted storm on day three.
There was a gloomy outlook for day 1 of the CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Championship with Wellington harbour covered in a thick blanket of fog that showed few signs of moving. Luckily, just before midday, the fog made way for a beautifully steady 10-15 knot southerly which allowed Race Officer Ken Burt to fire through 10 flights of round robin 1.
The Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club has completed the final preparations for the 2014 CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Championships and the event is underway. This is the 11th edition of this Youth Match Racing Regatta to be held in Wellington, New Zealand with racing action taking place right in front of the city. The event will also be running alongside the annual Line 7 Marine Port Nicholson Regatta.
A strong list of contenders is lining up in Wellington to fight for the title of the 2014 CenterPort Youth Match Racing Champions. The action will be intense all week right in front of the city offices. Get yourself prepared by reading some of the stories from last year's event here
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.
- Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club secures lead after round robin one
- Teams begin to establish a pecking order at the end of day one at CentrePort champs
- Meet this year's CentrePort teams
- CentrePort Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and Round Robin Draws available
- CentrePort International Match Racing Championship 2012