Team RPAYC wraps up the Australian Maid Youth Match Racing Regatta in 3rd place.
Day 4 was very long and trying, but we kept pushing until the end.
We were up against RNZYS (New Zealand) in the semi final. Race 1 saw a fair bit of confusion when our opposition hoisted an asymmetric spinnaker rather than a symmetrical. We took the win but a protest from RNZYS somehow led to the decision for a re-race. Unfortunately we ended up losing the semi-final with a win and 2 losses, thus losing the place in the final.
In the petit final, we lost the 1st race to the hometown Darwin Heroes, but an audacious Farquharson put multiple penalties on the opposition in the following 2 races to complete the comeback and claim 3rd place overall.
We would like to thank Darwin Sailing Club for hosting this regatta, our hosts Steve & Bronwyn, Coach Tom Spithill (even though he couldn’t join us for this regatta), and the support from the RPAYC Youth Development Program.
James Farquharson, Niall Powers, Cam Whiteside, Juliet Costanzo, & Annie Scholten.