Strong start for US Youth Sailing Championship
Published on July 7th, 2015
Bristol, RI (July 7, 2015) – The opening day for the 2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships got underway with solid winds to complete four races in all five fleets except for the Laser Radial which completed three. Sailors were challenged in strong currents with breezes approximately in the 5 to 12 knots range.
Current leaders are now Richie Gordon (Laser, 23 entrants), Henry Marshall (Laser Radial, 39 entrants), Jackson Wagner/ Jackson Ritter (F16, 5 entrants), Samuel Merson / Michael Sabourin (29er, 13 entrants), and Wiley Rogers / Jack Parkin (I420, 35 entrants).
Scattered thunderstorms are forecasted for Wednesday. Races will be held on Narragansett Bay and Mount Hope Bay on July 7-10. Laser, Laser Radial and I-420 will sail up to 12 races. The 29er and Formula 16 will sail up to 15 races.
Many of this week’s winners will qualify for the US Sailing Team Sperry Youth World Team and compete at the 2015 ISAF Youth World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia from December 27 to January 3.
The 2015 edition of the U.S. Youth Sailing Championships will be hosted by Roger Williams University at the newly constructed Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center, and supported by the Bristol Yacht Club.
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