Sunday saw a wet and blustery afternoon on Pittwater which challenged all of the teams for the final day of racing at the ‘ecostore Youth Match Racing Regatta’.
The prestigious ‘Harken International Youth Match Racing Regatta’ was postponed for 2021 due to interstate and international teams being unable to travel, hence the ‘ecostore Youth Match Racing Regatta’ was born to support the local teams and clubs.
Winds varied from 8-25kts at times with 30 degree wind shifts across the course.
Will Sargent and team came from 1 point down to eventually defeat Alistair Read and team 3-1 in the finals. Read was never out of touch with multiple lead changes where even small mistakes were capitalised on.
Sargent was very pleased to win the event for the CYCA and recognised the excellent level competition throughout the rest of the fleet, especially Read who they have previously enjoyed great match-ups with.
The weekend provided a great start to the 2021-22 Match racing Season.
Thank you to ecostore and boatwash.com.au for their support of the event and fantastic prizes for the teams, as well as our volunteer race committee and umpires.
The Harken Int. Youth Match Racing Championship will return in 2022, 16-20 November.
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