The Yachtsman 2017-2018 RPAYC Yachtsman 2016-2017 - Page 77

T he NSW Youth Championship was held over the October Long weekend at Georges River on Botany Bay. The event was for the youth classes with Optimist Green, Optimist Intermediate, Optimist Open, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial and 29er sailors attending. Racing was abandoned on the first day due to a strong westerly breeze that failed to abate. Racing was delayed on day 2 whilst competitors and the OA waited for the wind to fill in. Eventually the light norwester disappeared and a 10-12 knot ENE seabreeze enabled racing to proceed. On the final day there was another strong westerly breeze and all fleets, but Opti Green and Intermediate, left the beach. The wind increased above most fleet’s safe wind levels and many classes only had one race before AP over A was flown and all racing abandoned again. DAVID TAYLOR In some of the fleets the results were very close with multiple countbacks required to separate placings. Results for RPAYC were: OPTI GREEN (13 ENTRIES) Iceberg – William Troop 8th O P T I I N T E R M E D I AT E ( 3 1 E N T R I E S ) Whooshka – Cooper Bellingham 1st NSW YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP Silver Arrow – Bayley Taylor 4th (Equal 3rd) Niloc – Hugo Butterworth 20th Commando – Kye Williams 24th OPTI OPEN (50 ENTRIES) The Mighty Muppet – Daniel Links 3rd Sketchy – Fletcher Walters 5th (Equal 3rd) Optimized 2.0 – Morgan Wells 13th Far Out – Logan Cortis 15th On the final day there was another strong westerly breeze and all fleets, but Opti Green and Intermediate, left the beach. Need for Speed – Oliver Gordon 16th Better Knot – Jono Tuite 19th Blossom – Olivia Williams 28th LASER 4.7 (38 ENTRIES): Fusion – Boston Cortis 3rd Speedy – Nathan Bryant 6th Nemisis – Antony Hawke 11th On the Gas – Cameron Whiteside 12th Whooshka2.0 – Alexander Bijkerk 14th TBA – James Derry 17th Dream – Charlie Wells 24th Hakuna Matata – Tom Skinner 29th Free Bird – Charlotte Raftesath 30th Lunatack – Morgan Singleton 32nd LASER RADIAL (20 ENTRIES) Jarrah Sheppard 13th 29ER (17 ENTRIES) Smiling Assassins – Tash Bryant/Annie Wilmot 2nd Thurlow Fisher Lawyers – Zac Barnabas/ Je sse Dransfield 12th Spike – Alister Read / Liam Rodgers 14th YAC H T SMA N 75