Prize Purse for Youth Match Racing Championship

Published on November 9th, 2016

The 24th HARKEN International Youth Match Racing Championship is to be held November 17 to 20, with racing hosted by Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Newport, New South Wales. For the first time, a prize purse of $2000 is at stake for the 12 teams from the United States of America, Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia.

“To not only support the longest standing youth match racing event in Australia, but to now provide a cash prize for this event is a good reflection on how match racing is growing in Australia, and such a positive move forward for our upcoming youth sailors,” said Harken Australia’s Managing Director, Grant Pellew.

With a field of talented sailors racing in the club’s fleet of identical Elliot 7 keelboats, all eyes will be on event veteran, George Anyon from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Coming into this event, George is the highest ranked international skipper, finished runner up in last year’s HARKEN and being his third event as skipper he will be tipped to take out the event.

Confirmed skippers are:
• RNZYS – Auckland, NZ– George Anyon – 32
• RFBYC – Perth, AUSTRALIA– Will Boulden – 46
• DFYC – NETHERLANDS – Jelmer van Beek – 82
• RPAYC – Sydney, AUSTRALIA – Malcolm Parker – 90
• RNZYS – Auckland, NZ – Mathew Hughes – 130
• RPNYC – Wellington, NZ – Will Eastman – 154
• CYCA – Sydney, AUSTRALIA – Tom Grimes – 180
• RPNYC – Wellington, NZ – Oakley Marsh – 192
• RPAYC – Sydney, AUSTRALIA – Sarah Parker – 197
• BYC – California, USA – Porter Killian – 316
• RSYS – Sydney, AUSTRALIA – Nicholas Rozenauers – 419
• DWS – Darwin, AUSTRALIA – John Lynch – NR

Event details:

Source: RPAYC

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