Home team takes lead at US Youth Match Racing Championship

Published on June 19th, 2015

Corona del Mar, CA (June 19, 2015) – U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup, hosted by Balboa Yacht Club, got underway early this afternoon off Newport Beach. The 12 teams completed 8 of the 11 flights in the Stage 1 Round Robin. The US Sailing National Championship runs through Sunday.

The start of racing today was postponed for about an hour due to insufficient wind. Teams raced in light breezes ranging between 4 and 6 knots early this afternoon. Winds picked up to approximately 8 to 10 knots later in the afternoon. Mostly sunny skies and late afternoon cloud coverage with diminished winds to close out the day. Racing was called for the day at 5pm PDT.

The 2014 champions got off to a perfect start. The home team from Balboa Yacht Club – Christophe Killian, Harrison Vandervort and Jack Martin earned eight points in as many races.

Complete StandingsEvent details

Competitors List with Sail Numbers:
(4) Jack Barton, skipper, Sammy Shea and Jackson Ritter – San Francisco YC, CA
(9) Sean Cornell, skipper, Scott Ewing and Peter Sterflinger – Centerpointe YC, NY
(6) William Curtiss, skipper, Colin Richards and Mark Davis – Chicago YC, IL
(3) Colin Kennedy, skipper, Alec Caterson and Austin Colpaert – Oakcliff SC, NY
(7) Christophe Killian, skipper, Harrison Vandervort and Jack Martin – Balboa YC, CA
(10) Jack Parkin, skipper, Wiley Rogers, Max Brill and Sean Walsh – Riverside YC, CT
(12) Nicolas Serti, skipper, Hugh McGillivray, and Peter McMilan – Rochester YC, NY
(5) Scott Sinks, skipper, Andy Reiter and Storm Brown – San Diego YC, CA
(11) Jack Thompson, skipper, Wells Drayton and Robert Garrett – Newport Harbor YC, CA
(1) Conrad Vandlik, skipper, Carl Eaton, Jackson Connell and Ashley Huynh – Minnetonka YC, MN
(8) Christopher Weils, skipper, Roberto Stevens and Alex Burrow – Del Rey YC, CA
(2) Dane Wilson, skipper, Soren Wilde and Cuyler Zimmerman – Santa Barbara YC, CA

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