An epic week of racing in Auckland

Congratulations to Daniel Kemp and his team on their runner-up placing in the 2024 RNZYS Youth International Match Racing Cup. This is an outstanding performance and a considerable step forward for the team and the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club RPAYC Youth Development program.
After a very strong stage of round-robin racing, Kemp and the team were able to make their way through the semi-final, defeating Rory Sims (RNZYS), to ultimately face off with the regatta favourite Josh Hyde (RNZYS).
The final series started with Hyde and Kemp trading match wins, before Hyde took a further two races to take the overall win. Congratulations to Josh and his team from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.
RPAYC Youth Development coach, Rob Brewer, commented on the team’s performance over in Auckland. “A great regatta for the team in Auckland – super close! I’m very pleased with the team’s composure throughout and already excited for our next event”.
This event marks the end of the 2023-24 Youth Development training and regatta program. Thank you to all of our club members, supporters and sponsors for their continued support of these talented youth sailors. The 2024-25 YD program gets underway in just a couple of months – let the excitement continue!
Team: Daniel Kemp (Skipper), Lachlan Wallace, Louis Tilly, Isabella Holdsworth & Charlie Verity, supported by coach Rob Brewer.
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