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New order at US Youth Champs

Published on June 25th, 2018

Wrightsville Beach, NC (June 25, 2018) – Conditions were ripe on the second day of the 2018 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships to keep all six fleets on schedule. It proved to be a rough day for the leaders, with four of the events seeing rising fortunes while scores got tighter in the other two fleets.

While the heat and humidity was slightly less of a factor than yesterday, the wind conditions fluctuated considerably. The day began with overcast skies and an offshore breeze that died at the end of the first race. When the sea breeze filled in later in the day, the races were held in 8 to 10 knots and great ocean conditions.

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 remain in the lead after four more races, but Taylor Hasson and Steven Hardee have moved up to second and are five points back. David Eastwood and Samuel Merson, tied for the lead yesterday, are now six points off the lead in third place.

International 420 (19 boats)
The pecking order yesterday got shuffled today with Michelle Lahrkamp and Gabriella DelBello taking over the lead with a 1-3-1 while day one leader Lachlain McGranahan and Declan McGranahan slipped to second and is now seven points back. Sarah Burn and Patricia Gerli came out firing today with a 2-1-2 and are now in third.

Laser (10 boats)
Joseph Hou crushed it today with a 1-1-1-4 to pass day one leader John Kirkpatrick who dropped to second and is trailing by 15 points, sitting even on points with Cameron Feves in third.

Laser Radial (45 boats)
After dominating day one by winning all three races, Chase Carraway got mortal today and now sits in third, nine points off new leader Asher Zittrer. Marcus Huttunen won the day with a 3-7-6 and moved up a step to second and is just one point off the lead.

Nacra 15 (8 boats)
While the order stayed the same as day one, the point spread is now a lot closer. Nico Martin and AnaClare Solé are tied for first with Mia Nicolosi and Teddy Nicolosi while Matthew Monts and Carlyn Blauvelt remain one point back in third.

Techno 293 Plus (5 boards)
Dominique Stater won the day with a 4-1-1 to move up to third while Alexander Temko has taken over the lead by one point over Manuel Nores in second.

Racing is planned for June 24 to 27.

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