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.