: Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and sailed on Pittwater November 22-26, 2017

Friday, 24 November 2017

 

Top 8 decided on Day 2

 

After another day of perfect match racing conditions, the round robin has been completed and our top 8 quarter finalists for the 25th Harken International Youth Match Racing Regatta have been determined. Race Officer Ted Anderson has made the most of the building north easterly breeze to complete the round robin and start the quarter finals ahead of the weekend.

 

Today’s racing saw a jump in competitor confidence and boat handling skills as teams settle in to the RPAYC’s fleet of Elliott 7’s and breeze patterns typical for sailing on Pittwater, often unpredictable. First placed skipper Leonard Takahashi and his Pacific Racing Team from Japan had a strong round robin with 10 wins and 1 loss. Takahashi’s only loss was to second ranked skipper, Finn Tapper from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia who has finished the round robin on 9 wins and 2 losses.

 

Close behind Tapper in 3rd place is James Wilson from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Youth Training Program on 8 wins. RNZYS coach Reuben Corbett who is also coaching Takahashi and his Pacific Racing Team, commented “I hope both my teams finish on the podium this year, it’s great to see them on track at the end of the round robin”.

 

Takahashi noted that he’s feeling confident going into the quarters against chosen skipper Callum Radford from the RPNYC, New Zealand. “We have had some beautiful racing in outstanding conditions. I myself put the team in some sticky situations but my team kept the boat going fast and we were always able to pull the opponent back, so full hats off to the boys for their help. We have a few things to work on, but for now, we’re happy and looking forward to the next few days ahead. Thanks to the RNZYS PP, looking forward to racing and finishing the job off”.

 

With a similar forecast again for tomorrow it is likely that quarter finals will be completed with time for the semifinals and finals on Sunday. Places 9th to 12th will sail a consolation round robin, carrying points from stage one forward.

 

For full results see http://www.intyouthmatchracingchampionship.com.au/results
HARKEN 2017 website: http://www.intyouthmatchracingchampionship.com.au/results
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Standings after the Round Robin:

1. Takahashi, JAP

2. Tapper, AUS

3. Wilson, NZL

4. Wood, USA

5. Van Beek, NED

6. Radford, NZL

7. Curtiss, USA

8. Killian, USA

9. Lynch, AUS

10. Parker, AUS

11. Quintin, New Cal.

12. Griffin, AUS

 

Quarter Final Results after Flight 1:

Takahashi V Radford: 1 win to Takahashi              

Tapper V Curtiss: 1 win to Tapper

Killian V Wilson: 1 win to Wilson

Van Beek V Wood: 1 win to Van Beek

 

FINALS WILL BEHELD ON SUNDAY, 1000HRS

 

Kind Regards,

Brendan Rourke

Sailing & Communications Manager

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm

sailing@rpayc.com.au

02 9998 3700

www.rpayc.com.au

 

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Last Updated ( Friday, 24 November 2017 )