Youth Nationals. Day 1 report & results

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Mark Hawksworth reports from Wriggleswade Dam:

Day one of the Youth Nationals got off to a good start with Race Officers Di Hutton Squires and Evelyn Osborn making good use of the conditions to complete four races on their respective courses.

Racing started just after 10h00, Di Hutton Squires completed two races before lunch in a 5-12 knot wind fluctuating between South West and South South West for the Optimist and Dabchick classes. Evelyn Osborn kept the Lasers, Darts and Open Classes on the water to complete three races while the Dabchicks and Optimists had a lunch break.

The wind switched in the afternoon just after the start necessitating the restart of the third race three for the Dabchicks, after about half an hour the wind settled in allowing a further two races to be completed in a 6-15 knot wind fluctuating between South South East and East South East.

Results after 4 Races:

Dabchicks: 33 entries
1 Ryan Robinson, BYC, 3 firsts
2 Warwick Strutt, IYC
3 Michael Hoyle, IYC
4 Sonya Stock, ZVYC

Optimists: 35 Entries
1 Zander Brooks, RCYC, 2 firsts, 2 Seconds
2 Matt AShwell, ZVYC
3 Calum Gaughran, PYC

Laser Radial: 13 entries
1 Calvin Gibbs, IYC
2 Yogi Divaris, KYC
3 James Hellstrom

Laser 4.7: 11 entries
1 Chad Bilsbury, IYC
2 Kai Leslie, ZVYC
3 Cullen Keyter, HYC

Darts: 11 entries
1 G van Niekerk & J Gerber, BYC
2 Bradley Levin & Melissa KLeynjan, SYC
3 Kenan Coetzee & Kate Hawkes, ELYC

Open Dinghies, Double handed: 12 entries
1 Zak Bester & Jaco Bester, VLC, 420
2 Michaela Robinson & J Bailes, RNYC, 420
3 N Faraday & W Ashton, 420

Open Dinghies, Single handed: 14 entries
1 J P Nel, KYC, RS Tera Pro
2 Robyn Helstrom, GLYC, RS Tera Pro
3 Sopie Hynch, RYC, RS Tera Pro

Open Cats: 4 entries
1 Brandon Wijtenburg & Todd Fisher, SYC / LDYC
2 Dylan Albert & James Butler, PYC
3 Camryn Doubell & Jessica Schmid, LDYC
Laser 4.7: 11 entries
Dan van Zyl