The 22nd HARKEN International Youth Match Racing Regatta at RPAYC opened with a spectacular day of racing on Sydney’s Pittwater with over 100 Races completed in a lively15-18kt NE sea breeze. The field this year is not short on experience as although the skippers are all U21, they have already racked up 65 ISAF graded Match Race events between them. George Anyon and his team from RNZYS NZL punched well above their weight today and could be the dark horse of the Regatta. With 7 wins and 1 loss his scorecard for the day matchs that of the far more experienced Sam Mackay from RPNYC NZL. The host Club’s Clare Costanzo fared the best of the female skippers with 5 wins from 8 starts losing by the narrowest of margins to Anyon. Also off to a comfortable start was the CYCA’s Harry Price who won 6 from 7.
A trough is expected to produce less stable conditions tomorrow but PRO Ted Andereson is confident of completing the 13 boat Round Robin on schedule after a great run today.
Full details at intyouthmatchracingchampionship.com.au or facebook.com/HarkenIntlYouthMatchRacing