SAS Youth Nationals

pic by Richard Crockett

For the ‘Capies’, being in KZN and at Midmar Dam where the scenery is green and the water more plentiful than that in their home drought-ravaged Province, must seem like being in paradise!

pic by Richard Crockett

pic by Richard Crockett

pic by Richard Crockett

pic by Richard Crockett

pic by Richard Crockett

pic by Richard Crockett

pic by Richard Crockett

pic by Richard Crockett

pic by Richard Crockett

pic by Richard Crockett

pic by Richard Crockett

pic by Richard Crockett

pic by Richard Crockett

pic by Richard Crockett

pic by Richard Crockett

pic by Richard Crockett

And their sailing results show it too as the ‘Capies’ are at the top of most classes.

The been wind has been blowing, and the races are being reeled off like clockwork, so come Friday there should well be some very happy sailors around.

The Optimist fleet is being dominated by Ian Walker and Matt Ashwell. Many pundits expected Ashwell to be a runaway leader, but a retirement in race 2 sees him in second spot at this stage 4 points behind Walker. In 3rd is Sean Kavanagh who is having the regatta of a lifetime.

Christian Holm and Campbell Tiley are in a tight contest – both having 4 bullets each after 8 races, and being separated overall by just a single point. Michael Hoyle and Amber de Decker are having a private tussle for 3rd spot with just 2 points separating them.

James Hellstrom, Kai Leslie, Yogi Divaris and Cullen Keytel are in a tight duel at the front of the Laser Radial fleet, so the closing races are going to be critical in terms of defining the winner.

Results

OPTIMIST HERE:  youth nats optimists

DABCHICK HERE  youth nats dabchick

OTHERS HERE  youth nats other classes

TERA HERE  youth nationals tera