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Milly Bennett Skippers the First All Female Team to Victory.

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club hosted their 22nd HARKEN International Youth Match Racing Championships which were held on Pittwater between Wednesday November 19 to Sunday November 23.

The 5 day event saw 13 teams from Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand race in a round robin style of match racing competing for the Rockin’ Robin trophy in memory of 2 sailors, father and son who tragically lost their lives at sea on board Rockin’ Robin

An ANZAC Test Between the 4 Finalists

The last flight of the round robin was completed this morning with a surprise upset by Emma May (CYCA) defeating the event leader George Anyon (RNZYS) in light and shifty conditions. Also Harry Price (CYCA) completed his round robin defeating Sam McKay (RPNYC) which has pushed Harry up to equal first position with the teams from New Zealand. 

Day 2 of Harken Match Racing

Today was a completely different day from yesterday, unsteady weather made it “extremely frustrating” to set the course, the constant wind shifts and stoppages made racing very slow, only completing 24 races as opposed to 52 on the first day.

The Kiwi teams are again on top of the leader board after day 2 of racing. Sam Mackay (RPNYC) and George Anyon (RNZYS) are sitting high and dry with 9 wins out of 11 races. George is still proceeding to impress the field by defeating the top 5 Seeded skippers.

Day 2 of racing was very "Frustrating" 

HARKEN International - ANYON surprises on first day

The 22nd HARKEN International Youth Match Racing Regatta at RPAYC opened with a spectacular day of racing on Sydney’s Pittwater with over 100 Races completed in a lively15-18kt NE sea breeze. The field this year is not short on experience as although the skippers are all U21, they have already racked up 65 ISAF graded Match Race events between them. George Anyon and his team from RNZYS NZL punched well above their weight today and could be the dark horse of the Regatta. With 7 wins and 1 loss his scorecard for the day matchs that of the far more experienced Sam Mackay from RPNYC NZL. The host Club’s Clare Costanzo fared the best of the female skippers with  5 wins from 8 starts losing by the narrowest of margins to Anyon. Also off to a comfortable start was the CYCA’s Harry Price who won 6 from 7.

 

HARKEN MATCH RACING ATTRACTS TOP YOUTH TO PITTWATER

Newport's Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will again welcome top international youth sailors to its doors for the 22nd HARKEN International Youth Match Racing Championship to be sailed on Pittwater commencing with Round Robin racing starting Wednesday 19 through to Sunday 23 November.

 

The Club's brand new fleet of 8 Elliot 7m keelboats will be used throughout the regatta. The yachts are identical and rotated during the event placing the focus squarely on skipper and crew. Dependant on weight limits, each boat will have between 4 and 5 sailors. This year’s field of 13 skippers (U21) includes 5 international teams and 3 female skippers.

New kid on the block for Blackmores MC38 Pittwater regatta

A noticeable three year absence from competitive sailing will come to an end for fast car and boat aficionado Neville Crichton when he debuts with his new MC38 at the Blackmores 2014 MC38 Open regatta the weekend of November 28 – 30, 2014.Credit: Andrea FrancoliniCredit: Andrea Francolini

Hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club at Newport on Sydney’s northern beaches, the Blackmores sponsored one design event is the penultimate for the Australian MC38 Association’s 2014 season.

About RPAYC

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC is a yacht racing and sailing club based on Pittwater.

The yacht club offers year round inshore and offshore racing, cruising, centreboard dinghy racing, sail training and courses plus has a large marina accommodating up to 352 vessels.

There is also a modern boatyard with comprehensive marine services to help maintain your vessel.

Membership, including family membership is now available.

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