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Sailing - 14. January 2008.

Day 2: Australian Youth Championship

Day 2:

Three races were completed on day two at the OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship 2008 in incredibly shifty conditions with wind speeds ranging from 0-15 knots.

Gold medalist at the 2007 Youth World Championship, Gabrielle King continued her led in the Laser Radial class today placing second in race four, 12th in race five and a win in race six.

Gabrielle, from McLean on the NSW north coast commented on today’s racing “The conditions today were interesting to say the least. The shifty wind meant that you had to be flexible with your sailing.

“I had a really bad mark rounding in race five and bounced around a bit but I am overall happy with how I have performed so far”.

Yachting Australia CEO, Phil Jones commented “We are very pleased with the number and quality of entrants at this year’s event.

“It truly is a reflection of the high level of cooperation between all the classes, Yachting Australia and Frankston Yacht Club.

“Five years ago a decision was made to ensure national events and the youth championships were held in the same state at the same time to make it easier for parents and the competitors. It has proved to be a success”.

Racing continues tomorrow and concludes on Thursday 10th January.

Provisional Results after six races:

420 – Girls
1. Lauren Thregold & Megan Soulsby (SA)
2. Ashley Carney & TBA (NSW)
3. Sanne Koelemij & Breanna Vos (WA)

Laser 4.7 – Girls
1. Ashlie Lane (NT)
2. Eloise Burfurd (VIC)
3. Caitlin Elks (WA)

Laser Radial - Boys
1. Glen Scott Sydney (Singapore)
2. Elliott Noye (TAS)
3. Joel Van Weel (NSW)

Laser Radial - Girls
1. Gabrielle King (NSW)
2. Elizabeth Yin (Singapore)
3. Cushla Hume-Merry (New Zealand)

The OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship 2008 is the selection event for the OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team. A Team of up to 10 competitors will compete at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from 10th – 19th July, 2008. The Team will also be defending the Volvo Nations Trophy after being crowned the most successful nation at the same event held in Canada in July this year.

Entrants and suburb names can be found at: https://aus.regatta-manager.com/Regatta/RegattaPage.do?page=entries&clubContext=yaus&regattaContext=youth08

For further information and up-to-date results, go to - www.yachting.org.au/youthchamps

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