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Order forms at start of US Youth Champs

Published on June 24th, 2018

Wrightsville Beach, NC (June 24, 2018) – The premier sailing event for youth sailors in the United States got underway today for the first of four days of racing at the 2018 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships.

This year’s Championship features 142 of the top young sailors that were invited to compete in one of six events: 29er, International 420, Laser, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, and Techno 293 Plus. All events are open to male and female competitors with the doublehanded events open to mixed teams.

29er (14 boats)
Ripley Shelley and Severin Gramm won two of the four races but are even on points with David Eastwood and Samuel Merson. Taylor Hasson and Steven Hardee are seven points back in third.

International 420 (19 boats)
There was a pecking order in the fleet with Lachlain McGranahan and Declan McGranahan winning all three races while Michelle Lahrkamp and Gabriella DelBello got all seconds and Adam Larson and Kenny Corsig claimed all thirds.

Laser (10 boats)
This could be a two boat series as John Kirkpatrick’s scoreline of 1-1-2 was just a point better than Joseph Hou at 2-2-1. Peter McGriff sits in third with a 3-3-4.

Laser Radial (45 boats)
Chase Carraway dominated the day by winning all three races, followed by Caleb Yoslov (4-2-2) and Marcus Huttunen (6-3-3).

Nacra 15 (8 boats)
Nico Martin and AnaClare Solé stumbled out of the gate with an 8th but then followed it by winning the next three races to lead. Mia Nicolosi and Teddy Nicolosi are two points back in second with Matthew Monts and Carlyn Blauvelt one point back in third.

Techno 293 Plus (5 boards)
This is an all-Florida fleet which has Manuel Nores starting strong with a 2-1-1 to lead Alexander Temko (1-2-2) in second and Maverick Putnam (4-3-3) in third.

Racing is planned for June 24 to 27.

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