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Nespresso Youth International Match 2015

Twenty year old Harry Price representing the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia with his crew of Ben Robinson, Cameron Gundy and Murray Jones have won the Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Championships.

Harry Price Wins The Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Championships 2015

Price beat local George Brasell three races to one in the first to three final series. The racing was extremely close between the pair with penalties, luffing, tacking and gybing duels…the works!Youth International logo - Benefitz

Ironically the two had met last November at Price’s home club for the Musto Youth International where the results were reversed with Brasell taking the win and Price second. So in his prizegiving speech Price said he was “pleased to get one back”!

In the Petit Final Sam Mackay representing the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club won the first race by ten seconds over Dylan Wichman. Wichman then found his form and beat Mackay in the next two races to take third place overall in the series.

Race Officer Gerald Flynn was pleased to get the full complement of races in and thanked the competitors for all their help with completing boat Nespresso Youth International Match 2015change overs so quickly so that racing could continue.

Coach of the Youth Training Programme, Guy Pilkington, commented, “It was great to see so many familiar faces back again. The standard of racing was exceptional and all the teams are to be commended on their efforts.”

Final Placings
1st Harry Price (CYCA)
2nd George Brasell (RNZYS)
3rd Dylan Wichman (KCC)
4th Sam Mackay (RPNYC)
5th Will Dargaville (RPAYC)
6th George Gautrey (RPNYC)
7th Lucas Chatonnier (RNZYS)
8th Milly Bennett (RPAYC)
9th Sam Ellis (CYCA)
10th Claudia Pierce (TYPBC)

by sailing.org

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