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13_Yachtsman 2015.qxp_Yachtsman Magazine 19/08/2015 4:31 pm Page 47 Youth Development Milly Bennett skippers all female team to victory By Stephen Collopy Harry Price (CYCA) was matched up with Sam Mackay (RPNYC) in the second flight. Harry, who was tipped as one of the favourites to take out the event sailed strongly and won 2 in a row beating Sam and progressing to the final, leaving the 2 Kiwi teams to race for 3rd and 4th place. Having an all Australian final it was now guaranteed that the drought will be broken for an Australian team to win the championship. In the final flight, the winner had to win 3 out of 5 races whereas the semi-finals it was only required to win 2 out of 3. Milly, having the home ground advantage was looking to be the one to back but the racing had been so close throughout the series, it was anyone’s guess of who would win. Winners are grinners. Left to right: Jess Russell Seldon Coverntry Ali