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Youth Worlds - RS:X windsurfers maintain positions

New Zealand continues to look strong in the Laser and Boy’s 29er classes at the ISAF Youth World Championships holding second place in both. Just two days of racing remain at the event being sailed in Kingston, Canada.

Three more races have been added to the leader board in the Laser class. NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team sailor Josh Junior, from Wellington was 4th, 7th and 13th and now sits 14 points behind the leader from Cyprus, and six points ahead of the Finnish sailor in third place.

Paul Snow-Hansen and Blair Tuke also retain second place in the boy’s 29er fleet after sailing three races on day four of the regatta. They were 8th, 5th and 6th in those races and have a comfortable 26 point margin over third place. Sagaard and Kristensen of Denmark are seven points ahead and hold the lead.

Elsewhere in the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team both board sailing representatives are lying 8th in their respective fleets. For Justina Sellers in the girl’s RS:X a 7th and 10th in last nights racing sees her hold her 8th place in the fleet of 15, while Josh Nixon climbs one place into 8th after scoring a 7th and a 10th, in the 21 strong fleet.

Team results will be evaluated and count towards the Volvo Trophy to go to the top-scoring national team. At this stage Denmark and Great Britain have three placed in the top three, while New Zealand, Australia and USA all have two sailors within the top three.

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

2007 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship
New Zealand’s Current Standings

Josh Junior, Laser – 2nd (38 boats)
Cushla Hume-Merry, Laser Radial – 12th (34 boats)
Josh Nixon, Boy’s RS:X – 8th (21 boards)
Justina Sellers, Girl’s RS:X – 8th (15 boards)
Paul Snow-Hansen & Blair Tuke, Boy’s 29er – 2nd (23 boats)
Sarah Berry & Emma Berry, Girl’s 29er – 10th (18 boats)
Tim Coltman & Ben Goodwin, Hobie – 9th (15 boats)

About the 2007 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship

This is 37th Youth Worlds to take place since it’s inception in 1971, which makes it ISAF’s longest running event. In 2007 226 competitors are taking part in 170 boats, sailing in seven classes. 52 nations are entered and the highest performing country will be awarded the Volvo Trophy.

NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team Sponsors

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

[ Regatta Website ]


For more information contact

Jodie Bakewell-White
Communications & Events Manager
Tel: (09) 361 4023
Mobile: 0292 008 492


Yachting New Zealand on (09) 361 1471

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