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Four Kiwis Top Ten at Youth Worlds

2006 Youth Worlds Concludes
Date Released: 21 July 2006

Four Kiwis Top Ten at Youth Worlds

Four of the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team finished in the top ten at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships which concluded overnight in Weymouth, England.

The best kiwi performance was from Jason Saunders and Bruce Kennedy in the Boy's 420 double-handed class. They finished in 5th place in a fleet of 35. The pair from Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club had two second places during the nine race series which at times was plagued by light and fickle winds.

Matt Coutts sailing in the Laser division finished the regatta strongly climbing over the last three days of the regatta from 17th place up to 10th and then to a final result of 6th place overall. The 17 year old from Murrays Bay Sailing Club had some good race results including two wins on the penultimate day of competition.

Scott Davies representing New Zealand in the Boy's RS:X showed consistency through the regatta and concluded the regatta in 10th position. Justina Sellers finished in 9th in the Girl's RS:X division.

The Volvo Trophy for top performing nation this year went to Italy over Great Britain in 2nd and Australia in 3rd. This year's event boasted the largest attendance ever with 281 of the worlds best youth sailors from 63 nations taking part. Sailing was hosted at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, venue for the 2012 Olympic Sailing competition.

The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team now return to New Zealand except for the four 420 sailors who travel now to the Canary Islands to compete in the 420 World Championships starting on 28 July.

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

NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team 2006
Final Results

Matt Coutts - Laser - 6th
Cushla Hume-Merry - Laser Radial - 17th
Jason Saunders & Bruce Kennedy - Boy's 420 - 5th
Sarah Berry & Emma Berry - Girl's 420 - 22nd
Rory Godman & Kelly Godman - Hobie - 12th
Scott Davies - Boy's RS:X - 10th
Justina Sellers - Girl's RS:X - 9th

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 ]


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