Aussies lead Youth Match Racing Worlds

Published on August 13th, 2019

Ekaterinburg, Russia (August 13, 2019) – The Australian team led by Tom Grimes became the leader after the first racing day of the Youth Match Racing World Championship after winning all five of their races. The wind started from six knots built up to seventeen knots allowing for the completion of twelve flights (3 matches each) and two matches of the thirteen flight.

“Today it’s been really challenging and really shifty and a lot of teams have been struggling to find the shift in every race but we’ve just been trying to keep it really simple,” said Grimes. “I think we are doing our best, however, all teams at the World Championship are really strong, just exactly as we expected.

“None of the races was easy. I just really enjoyed racing today, although usually we are sailing in Sydney harbor which is really choppy and we sail different boats. By the way, the boats here are much better than they look in photos, they are very good and well balanced.”

Summary of the 1st racing day:
Nick Egnot-Johnson, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron / Team KNOTS (NZL) – 3 wins of 6 races
Matt Whitfield, Penarth YC / Dragon Racing Team (GBR) – 6 of 7
Måns Holmberg, Holmberg Racing Team (SWE) – 3 of 7
Tom Grimes, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Team (AUS) – 5 of 5
Aurelien Pierroz, Société des Régates du Havre Team (FRA) – 4 of 6
Rocco Attili, RBYS Racing Team (ITA) – 4 of 7
Jeppe Borch, Borch Racing Team (DEN) – 4 of 6
Jack Parkin, Riverside Yacht Club, Stanford Sailing Team (USA) – 4 of 7
Mark Abdrakipov, MyWind Team (RUS) – 1 of 7
Igor Tarasiuk, HRM Racing Youth Team (POL) – 4 of 5
Kodai Mutsuda, Kobe University Team (JPN) – 0 of 6
Jakub Halouzka, Team CZE Zdenek Dybal (CZE) – 0 of 7

Racing will be held August 13-17 in the Ricochet 747.

Event details: http://2019ymrwc.komatek-club.ru/

Source: Natalya Saltanova

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