Anyon Wins Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup
GEORGE ANYON WINS THE NESPRESSO YOUTH INTERNATIONAL MATCH RACING CUP 2016
20 Year old George Anyon representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Youth Training Programme, with his team of Logan Andresen, Josh Wijohn and Patrick Haybittle have won the NESPRESSO Youth International Match Racing Cup.
Anyon defeated Crusing Yacht Club of Australia’s Murray Jones two – one in the first to two series. The Race Committee had to cut racing short today after no breeze forced the crews to stay at the docks until well after lunch. The racing between Jones and Anyon was very closeall regatta and at the last start either team could of walked away with the win.
In the petite final or ‘battle of the Will’s’ William Eastman of Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club won 3rd place from William Dargaville – Royal Price Alfred Yacht Club two races to one.
Anyon descirbed his win today as down to “the boat handling, keeping it simple and effective” big thanks go the the teams regatta coach and graduate of the Youth Training Programme Chris Steele.
Anyon, Wijohn and Andresen also won the Centerport Youth Interational Regatta last weekend, Anyon seemed aprehensive that they’ll be able to take three wins in three weeks with the Red Bull Foiling Genration held at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron next week.
Race Officer Gerald Flynn was pleased to get the amount of races in today that they did and thanked the umpires and competitors for a great regatta
FINAL PLACINGS 1. George Anyon – RNZYS YTP
2. Murray Jones – CYCA
3. William Eastman RPNTC
4. William Dargaville – RPAYC
5. Clare Costanzo – RPAYC
6. Matthew Hughes – RNZYS YTP
7. Cyril Fortin – CNC
8. Tom Picot – CNC
9. Stephanie Kirkman – RNZYS YTP
10. Zoe Bennett – RPNYC
11. Claudia Thackray – RSYS