After two round robins of racing in the Harken Youth International Match Racing Regatta on Pittwater, the top four teams have been identified.
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Clubs team skippered by Alistair Read and Juliet Costanzo have snared two of the four spots in the semifinals, finishing tied and 4th respectively on 12 wins.
Top ranked seed (World Sailing open ranked 20) Mathew Whitfield representing Penarth Yacht Club (Wales) is ranked 2nd on 14 wins, behind regatta leader Alistair Gifford representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (NZL) on 16 wins.
On getting into the top four a happy Costanzo commented “We (the girls), are really enjoying sailing together. We are not phased on who we get paired up to race against, as we feel like we have a good shot at the 3 higher placed teams!”
“We are hoping that our fellow club members come out and cheer loud for both Alfred’s teams, so we can capitalize on the home team advantage!” commented a spirited Costanzo.
The semifinals and finals are scheduled to take place tomorrow (Sunday 24th November), with racing getting underway at 1000hrs.
Tonight Alistair Gifford, as regatta leader will have the luxury of picking his opponent for the semi finals
To view live results throughout the day, follow this link: https://www.matchracingresults.com/2019/harken-international-youth-championship/
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