Youth Worlds. Calvin Gibbs Off to A Flying Start

The South African Youth Sailing team at the opening ceremony in Sanya, China.
pic by Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy

by Richard Crockett

The Youth World Championships in Sanya, China have started, and although news is not easy to come back, there are some results available from the opening races today (Monday).

Calvin Gibbs was off to a flying start with a 5th place in the first race, a really good opening race result. Regrettably his second race resulted in a 22nd which will hopefully be his discard as there are many races to come.

While Benji Daniel and Rivaldo Arendse are a new combination and still learning the intricacies of a 420, this event is their introduction to a long term future in two-man dinghies. Finishing 19 & 17 in their first international race in a foreign boat and as a new combination is a satisfactory result.

In the laser Radials for girls, Sonja Stock had a good opening day with her 25 & 14, leaving her in 19th spot overall in a large fleet of 40 boats.