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2008 ISAF Youth Worlds Day Two

2008 ISAF Youth Worlds Day Two
Date Released: 14 July 2008
From: Jodie Bakewell-White

Day two of the six day 2008 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships was sailed overnight in Arhus, Denmark in windy conditions.
All seven fleets were on the water adding another two or three races to their scorecards, with a representative from the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team in each division.

Cushla Hume-Merry improved her standing by one place in the Laser Radial fleet moving from 5th overall up into 4th. The Radial girls sailed two races last night in which Hume-Merry from Wellington placed 8th and then 2nd, putting her just one point adrift of 3rd place, and four points off the lead. Gabrielle King of Australia sailed consistently on day two to overtake Bertold of Canada for the top spot.

In the Laser class Sam Meech of Tauranga slipped from 3rd place overall back to 5th after placing 6th and then 9th in the two races sailed on day two. The day belonged to Pavlos Kontides who looks dominant out front adding two bullets in last night's racing, which gives him a seven point leading margin.

Alexandra Maloney and Bianca Barbarich-Bacher are New Zealand's representatives in the Girl's 29er class and currently lie in 5th place overall. Both the girl's and boy's double-handed fleets sailed three races overnight; the kiwi girls had their best result in the second race of the day in which they placed 2nd. Great Britain's Frances Peters and Claire Lasko extended their lead to sit six points clear of 2nd place.

In the Boy's 29er class Paul Snow-Hansen and Ben Goodwin were 3rd, 11th and 14th in the three races sailed on day two which saw them slip two places back to 6th overall.

Josh Nixon hit the water in the Boy's RS:X windsurfing, however after recording two DNC's (did not compete) on day one he has some ground to make up. He was 12th in the first race of the day and then came away with a win in the second race which puts him in 18th place overall. Michalis Milekkides of Cyprus has the lead.

Francisco Lardies and David Hazard are 7th in the 16 strong multihull fleet, while Jazmine Lynch lies 9th in the 15 strong Girl's RS:X fleet.

Racing continues tonight which will then be followed by a rest day. The regatta concludes on Friday 18th July.

2008 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships
New Zealand's Results after day two

Sam Meech (Laser) - 4th (3, 3, 6, 9)
Cushla Hume-Merry (Laser Radial) - 4th (6, 3, 8, 2)
Paul Snow-Hansen & Ben Goodwin (Boys 29er) - 6th (6, 3, 3, 11, 14)
Alexandra Maloney & Bianca Barbarich-Bacher (Girls 29er) - 5th (3, 9, 13, 2, 6)
Francisco Lardies & David Hazard (Multihull) - 7th (4, 8, 7, 9)
Josh Nixon (Boys RS:X) - 18th (DNC, DNC, 12, 1)
Jazmine Lynch (Girls RS:X) - 9th (10, 8, 11, 8)

For full results visit the regatta website through the link below.

The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team is sponsored by the following…
NZL Yachting Trust
New Zealand Academy of Sport
Line 7

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