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Youth Worlds Day Three

2006 Youth Worlds Day Three
Date Released: 17 July 2006
From: Jodie Perkins

Youth Worlds Day Three

Racing at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships was hampered last night (NZT) by fickle winds. Competition was postponed and then abandoned in all classes except for the board sailors.

Girl's RS:X representative, Justina Sellers has leapt up the leader board with two good races overnight and the first discard coming into play. 17 year old Sellers, from Auckland improved her overall standing from 10th up to 6th.

Scott Davies, also from Auckland holds 10th overall in the Boy's RS:X after placing 13th and 7th in last nights racing.

A lay day is now scheduled giving the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team a chance to re-focus before the final three days of the regatta.

"There'll be three races instead of two on Tuesday and perhaps Wednesday as well," explains Marty Watson, Yachting New Zealand's High Performance and Youth Director. "The team is eager to race."

Full results and more information are available on the regatta website through the link below.

NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team 2006
Current Placings after Day Three

Matt Coutts - Laser - 17th
Cushla Hume-Merry - Laser Radial - 21st
Jason Saunders & Bruce Kennedy - Boy's 420 - 4th
Sarah Berry & Emma Berry - Girl's 420 - 23rd
Rory Godman & Kelly Godman - Hobie - 12th
Scott Davies - Boy's RS:X - 10th
Justina Sellers - Girl's RS:X - 6th

Principal sponsor of the team is the NZL Yachting Trust. Supporting sponsors include NZAS, ASB Bank, the Southern Trust and Line 7.

[ Regatta Website ]

[ Yachting New Zealand site click here ]

ENDS

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