Eight teams have made their way to Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club for four days of high calibre racing in Swan River’s renowned conditions. Joining the seven Australian teams are three New Zealand teams and a team from the United States.
Day 1 of the 20th Warren Jones International Youth Regatta saw sailors taking to the Swan River to get their first look at the boats with Practice Sessions on offer in addition to team weigh ins and registration.
Today marks the first day of racing and the forecast is set to produce picture perfect conditions for the teams as they look to get some solid results under their belt to get their campaigns underway.
Cormac Murphy, Big Stick Racing (USA), is here for the first time and is the highest ranked sailor at the event with a WS Ranking of 16.
2024 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta © Swan River Sailing
Ethan Prieto-Low ages out after this year and is here for the final time to try to go back-to-back wins to finish out his Youth Match Racing career.
Local Royal Freshwater Bay sailor Mia Lovelady is competing for the first time as a skipper of the only all-female team in the event.
Cole Tapper and Max Paul, both selected for the Australian Youth America’s Cup Squad are skippering their respective teams and will be bringing their A game into this event.
by Swan River Sailing