U.S. Youth Sailing Championships Final Report
Published on August 16th, 2013
Corpus Christi, TX (August 16, 2013) – Sailors were prepared to rally for the fourth and final day of racing at the U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, hosted by the Corpus Christi Yacht Club. Boats were launched and courses were set, but lack of breeze and travel schedule considerations made racing impossible on Friday.
Seven classes were represented this week in South Texas, including the 29er, Club 420, Formula 16, International 420, Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X. For most of these classes, this championship served as a mandatory U.S. qualification event for the 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds Team.
The most closely contested class this week was the International 420. Wade Waddell (Palm Beach, Fla.) and Henry Fernberger (New York, N.Y.) edged Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.) and Florian Eenkema van Dijk (Darien, Conn.) by one point.
“Our downwind speed was a big advantage this week,” said Waddell. “We were really in sync with the kinetics and pumping. I thought we played the shifts well upwind as well.”
“We’ve been preparing all summer in Europe racing in two world championships and Kiel Week. This fall we’ll be training for World Cup Miami,” Waddell added.
Here are the top three final results in each class:
International 420 Top 3
1. Wade Waddell (Palm Beach, Fla.)/Henry Fernberger (New York, N.Y.): 1--1-1-1-2-1-3-2-1-2- ; 15
2. Jack Parkin/Florian Eenkema van Dijk: 2-1-2-3--1-2-1-1-2-1- ; 16
3. Russell Clarida/Finn Mundinger: 6-2-3-2--5-3-5-4-3-4- ; 37
Club 420 Top 3
1. Nicholas Sertl (Rochester, N.Y.)/Elizabeth Pemberton (Osterville, Mass.): 1-3-4-1-2-6-3-2--5-3- ; 30
2. Max Simmons/Riley Legault: -2-2-6-10-9-2-1-2-3-4- ; 41
3. Scott Sinks/Storm Brown: 9-1-8-3-5-2-[33/OCS]-25-4-4-8- ; 69
Radial Top 3
1. Luke Muller (Fort Pierce, Fla.): 1-1-1-1-2-3-2--1-1-1- ; 14
2. Malcolm Lamphere: 3-2-5-3-3-1-1--3-3-4- ; 28
3. William Marshall: 4-3-2-5-4-2-3--2-6-3- ; 34
Laser Top 3
1. Mitchell Kiss (Holland, Mich.): 5-2-2-4-2-[12/OCS]-3-3-2-1-1- ; 25
2. Stephen Long: 2-1-3-3-5-3-2-1--6-5- ; 31
3. Richard Didham: 3-6-1--6-1-1-8-3-2-4- ; 35
29er Top 3
1. Duncan Williford (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)/Matthew Mollerus (Larchmont, N.Y.): 1-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-2-2-1-3-2-- ; 19
2. Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs: 4-3-3-2-1-2-4-[10/DNF]-1-1-2-1-3-2- ; 29
3. Nic Muller/Kai Friesecke: [10/OCS]-4-4-3-3-3-3-4-3-3-4-4-4-3- ; 45
F16 Top 3
1. Ravi Parent (Bradenton, Fla.)/Nico Schultz (Sarasota, Fla.): -1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2- ; 14
2. Sophia Schultz/Joseph Bello: 2-4--6-2-2-2-3-3-2-4-2-3-5- ; 40
3. Ben Brown/Andrew Wilkinson: 1-5-2-5-4--4-2-2-5-5-6-4-3- ; 48
RS:X Top 3
1. Pedro Tomás Pascual: 1-1-2--1-2-2-1-1- ; 11
2. Raul Lopez: 2-2-1--3-1-3-2-2- ; 16
3. Maximo Nores: 3-4-4-2-2-4-1-3-[8/DNF]- ; 23
“On behalf of everyone at US Sailing, we’d like to thank the Corpus Christi Yacht Club for being a tremendous host this week,” said US Sailing Executive Director Jack Gierhart. “It took an incredible effort to pull this all together.”
Championship Notes, Awards and Recognitions:
• This championship served as a mandatory qualification event for the 2014 U.S. Youth Worlds Team in all fleets with the exception of the Club 420 and Laser fleets.
• The male winner of the Laser fleet and the female winner of the Radial fleet will qualify for the 2013 U.S. Singlehanded. Championships to be sailed September 13-15 at Manasquan River Yacht Club in Brielle, N.J.
• U.S. Olympic Committee’s Jacques and Anne Rogge Olympic Pathways Scholarship awarded F16 multihull sailors Sophia Schultz (Sarasota, Fla.) and Joseph Bello (Navarre, Fla.) a full racing course in 2014 at Oakcliff Sailing, a US Sailing Team Training Center in Oyster Bay, N.Y.
• Manton D. Scott Memorial Trophy to winning Open Doublehanded Dinghy (C420) team – Nicholas Sertl and Elizabeth Pemberton
• Robert L. Johnstone III Trophy to winning Singlehanded Laser Standard – Mitchell Kiss
• Robert and Ann Conner Trophy to winning Singlehanded Laser Radial – Luke Muller
• Arthur J. Stevens Trophy to winning Multihull team – Ravi Parent and Nico Schultz
• The David M. Perry Perpetual Sportsmanship Awards were presented to the following sailors: Club 420 – AJ Reiter and Greer Wattson, F16 – Ravi Parent and Nico Schultz, RS:X – Jonathan Rudich, Laser Radial – Clay Broussard, 29er – Quinn Wilson and Riley Gibbs, Laser – Ethan Stark, International 420 – Lucy Wilmot and Kaleigh Allen
• Next year’s U.S. Youth Sailing Championship will be hosted by Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (Mich.) in August. Applications will open in early January.
Visit the U.S. Youth Sailing Championship event website for daily recaps, video highlights, full standings, photos, and more.
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