Youth Match Racing Champs in San Diego
Published on June 26th, 2019
Ten teams will be competing in the 2019 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship on June 28 to 30 in San Diego, CA. Celebrating its 10th annual running, this invitational event for 16 to 20 year olds will have crews of four, consisting of at least one female and one male per boat, racing the J/22.
Coaching and instruction will play a major role in these sailors’ experience. Five-time U.S. Match Racing Champion, Dave Perry, will lead a North U Advanced Match Racing Clinic on Wednesday and Thursday, June 26 and 27. Perry will be assisted by match racing expert, Mike Pinckney.
Six of the 10 skippers from the 2018 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship (Oyster Bay, NY) are returning this year, with the 2019 winning skipper earning an invitation to compete at the 2019 Governor’s Cup in July (Newport Beach, CA). The top skipper will also receive an invitation to race at the 2019 Oakcliff Halloween Invitational (Oyster Bay, NY) in October.
Racing in San Diego Harbor, the format will consist of a single round robin series to advance the top 8 teams to the best of three knock-out stage of quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals. The bottom two teams will also have a best of three series to determine the 9th and 10th place standings.
• Ansgar Jordan, Soenke Jordan, Patrick Mulcahy, Marianna Shand – Coronado Yacht Club
• Cameron Feves, Lukas Kraak, Justin Zmina, Taylor Milefchik – Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club
• Christophe Chaumont, Peter Vaseliades, Celia Houston, Taft Buckley – Fort Worth Boat Club
• Jack Egan, Jack Plavan, Matthew Dorgan, Catherine “B” Lindsay – San Diego Yacht Club
• David Wood, Max Mayol, Marbella Marlo, Daniel Pegg – Balboa Yacht Club
• Jeffery Petersen, Max Brennan, Gray Hemans, Scott Mais – Balboa Yacht Club
• Owen Lahr, Connell Phillipps, Madeline Stull, John Van Loben Sels – Richmond Yacht Club
• Porter Killian, Kelly Hanlon, Amanda Majernik, Chris Sharpless – Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club
• Trent Turigliatto, Cade Morris, River Paquin, Emma Batcher – Long Beach Yacht Club
• Sidney Gathrid, Tristan Richmond, Kerri Luttrell, Ryan Eastwood – Del Rey Yacht Club