Australia and France Advance at Youth Match Racing Worlds
Published on June 17th, 2016
Noumea, New Caledonia (June 17, 2016) – The 2016 Youth Match Racing World Championship will come to a conclusion with Australia or France taking home the title.
Sailing in the lee of Ilôt Maître in 15-22 knot winds, the teams from Australia, skippered by Harry Price and Will Dargaville, and the French teams, skippered by Robin Follin and Cyril Fortin, came through the quarter finals to ensure the title would go to one of the two countries.
Teams from New Zealand, USA and Japan were dispatched in the quarter final stage and Australia look in a strong position to advance to the final as both teams took a 1-0 lead at the end of day four against their French rivals.
The final day in Noumea, New Caledonia will see the semi final match ups completed before the final match racing series of the Championship is held to crown the 2016 Champions.
The fifth to tenth placings are as follows:
5 Japan Ryo Leonard Takahashi
6 New-Zealand Matthew Hughes / Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS)
7 New-Zealand Oakley Marsh / RPNYC Wellington Youth Sailing Scheme
8 USA Christophe Killian
9 USA Charlie Lalumiere
10 Denmark Lars-Peter Rosendahl / KDY – Royal Danish Yacht Club
Source: World Sailing