Big Wind for Youth Match Racing World Championship
Published on June 14th, 2016
Noumea, New Caledonia (June 14, 2016) – The start of the 2016 Youth Match Racing World Championship got underway today for the ten teams, with 27 matches completed in winds of 20-25 knots gusting up to 30 knots. Sailing the Elliott 6m keelboats, the local crew of Cyril Fortin, Kim Goetz, and Jéremy Picot leads the field after winning all five of their matches.
Seeded #6 in the championship, Fortin scored wins over the Australian crew of Harrison Price, seeded #2 and World #30, and the American crew of Christopher Killian, seeded #3, World #33.
The perfect start for the local puts them on top of the leaderboard going in to the second day with the schedule set to continue with the round robin stage. All crews will meet twice before eight teams advance to the quarterfinal stage to fight it out to be crowned Youth Match Racing World Champion.