Youth Match Racing World Championship Day One
2016 WORLD SAILING
YOUTH MATCH RACING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
NOUMEA – NEW CALEDONIA
14 – 18 JUNE 2016
The RNZYS YTP teams led by Matthew Hughes (YTP, RNZYS, NZL) and Leonard Takahashi (YTP, RNZYS, JPN) have had good starts to the regatta, with Matthew winning 4/6 races and Leonard taking out 3/6 races. Both skippers will be looking for a solid day two to ensure they qualify within the top 8.
DAY ONE PRESS RELEASE below…
The Youth Match Racing World Championship started this morning in New Caledonia.
27 matches were sailed in windy conditions (20-25 knots gusting to 30 knots ).
To everyone’s surprise , the best performance of the day was shown by the local crew skippered by Cyril Fortin.
The New Caledonians , Cyril Fortin, Kim Goetz, Jéremy Picot won 5 races out of 5 .
Seeded No. 6 of the Youth Match Racing World Championships, they beat the Australian crew of Harrison Price (seeded No. 2 and 30th worldwide, CYCA members ) and the American crew of Christopher Killian ( seeded No. 3, 33th World , members of Balboa Yacht Club in California) .
In the next two days, all the crews will meet 2 twice (90 games).
At the end of the 90 matches , the 8 will qualify for the 1/4 finals.”
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Video of the event : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FZf2wXDKE8
Leonard Takahashi (YTP, JPN) leads against New Caledonia
Matthew Hughes (YTP, RNZYS, NZL) takes on the USA