VIDEO: Closing the Youth Sailing Worlds
Published on July 25th, 2019
Nine World Champions were crowned at the Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships after competing from July 15 to 19 in Gdynia, Poland. Video published on Jul 25, 2019.
Top Finishes – North America
420 Boys (9 races): 6. Oliver Hurwitz/ Ethan Froelich (USA)
420 Girls (9 races): 1. Madeline Hawkins/ Yumi Yoshiyasu (USA)
29er Boys (13 races): 9. Stephan Baker/ Oliver Duncan (USA)
29er Girls (13 races): 1. Berta Puig/ Isabella Casaretto (USA)
Nacra 15 Mixed (13 races): 9. Jack Sutter/ Charlotte Versavel (USA)
Laser Radial Boys (9 races): 4. Connor Nelson (USA)
Laser Radial Girls (9 races): 21. Grace Austin (USA)
RS:X Boys (13 races): 12. Alex Torres Rinaldelli (MEX)
RS:X Girls (13 races): 12. Joanna Diego (MEX)
About the Youth Worlds:
The Youth Worlds was first held in Sweden in 1971. The 2019 Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships will be the 48th edition of the championship.
More than 400 sailors from 66 nations were racing on boats supplied by Ovington Boats (Boy’s and Girl’s 29er), Nautivela (Boy’s and Girl’s 420), Laser Performance / Maclaren (Boy’s and Girl’s Laser Radial) and Nacra Sailing (Mixed Nacra 15). The RS:X racers are sailing on their own equipment for 2019.
The championship attracts only the best youth sailors from around the world and competition is notoriously tough as competitors are selected by their Member National Authority (MNA) from a host of eligible sailors within each nation.
Past notable winners include American’s Cup skippers, Chris Dickson (NZL), Russell Coutts (NZL), Dean Barker (NZL); Olympic medallists, Nathan Outteridge (AUS), Iain Jensen (AUS), Robert Scheidt (BRA), Amelie Lux (GER), Ben Ainslie (GBR), Iain Percy (GBR), Alessandra Sensini (ITA), Elise Rechichi (AUS) and Tessa Parkinson (AUS); Volvo Ocean Race sailors like Stuart Bannatyne (NZL) and Richard Clarke (CAN).