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Day 2 at RYA Youth Nationals

It was a case of snakes and ladders for many of the youth classes who each completed the full scheduled series of races today as the Firth of Clyde yet again threw up a day of Easterly breeze with shifty and challenging conditions across the four race course areas.

But it did not stop RYA Volvo Team GBR’s 2012 ISAF Youth Worlds gold medallist Tom Britz and his relatively new crew Abbie Hewitt who had a hat-trick of race wins on day two of the RYA Youth National Championships. Britz, who was crowned 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Champion and SL16 class World Champion in the space of a fortnight last summer with Rupert White, posted three scintillating race wins to overtake yesterday’s leaders James Henson and Olivier Greber in the Spitfire class.

Tom Britz and Abbie Hewitt - SpitfireClick image for a larger image

Kieran Martin was unstoppable out on the RS: X windsurfing course as last year’s champion stayed true to his form posting an excellent three bullets, adding to the two from yesterday and cementing his position at the top of the leaderboard. Joe Bennett posted a second and third, whilst discarding a ninth from race five leaving a six point gap between himself and Martin.

It was all change in the girls RS: X fleet with Noelle Finch leap-frogging yesterday’s leader and 2012 RYA Youth National and ISAF Youth Worlds gold medallist Saskia Sills.

Girl’s 29er pairing, Charlotte Hooper and Molly Brown revelled in the conditions scoring 1-1-2-4 from their four races today to impressively move from 11th to second in the 29er rankings. The 29er boys from New Zealand continue to lead the fleet, four points in front of Hooper and Brown after two firsts and two seconds today. Owen Bowerman and Morgan Peach have moved up two places to fifth after a 1-5-4-4 for today’s efforts.

In the Laser Radial fleet the shifty conditions played to Ellie Meopham’ s advantage as the Welsh sailor scored a 7-1-3 to top the overall Radial leaderboard, however, Meopham admits that there was an awful lot of luck involved in her three races today.

Edward Jones continues to lead the way in the boy’s fleet ahead of Scotland’s Iain Mclaughlan in third overall. Ellie Cumpsty is fourth overall, second girl, after finishing her day with a race win. In the Larger rig, Michael Beckett continues to dominate the Standard fleet opening up a staggering 12 point gap over second and third placed Jack Preece and Andrew Green.

This week the 420 fleet looks set to go right down to the wire with a marginal five point gap separating the boats from first and fifth. Tim Riley and Luke Burywood came out on top for the second day running posting a 8-2 in the first two races, however in the last race they dropped back to record a 16th, however, with the first discard coming into play it allowed them to remain on top.

Scott Wallis and Josh Voller have leaped up the table after discarding their 10th from the opening day, and scoring two bullets and a seventh today. Annabel Cattermole and Bryony-Bennett Lloyd are comfortably occupying top girls spot for the second day running, sitting in third overall.

420 - Day 2 RYA Youth Nationals
1 ENG54481 Tim RILEY / Luke BURYWOOD 1.0 2.0 5.0 8.0 2.0 (16.0) 18pts
2 ENG54123 Scott WALLIS / Josh VOLLER (10.0) 3.0 7.0 1.0 7.0 1.0 19
3 ENG54853 Annabel CATTERMOLE / Bryony BENNETT-LLOYD 2.0 8.0 3.0 2.0 (12.0) 6.0 21

29er - Day 2 RYA Youth Nationals
1 NZL2174 Markus SOMERVILLE / Jack SIMPSON 1.0 1.0 (3.0) 2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 8pts
2 ENG1196 Charlotte HOOPER / Molly BROWN 1.0 (14.0) 3.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 12
3 ENG21 Owen BOWERMAN / Morgan PEACH (7.0) 5.0 2.0 1.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 21

RSX - Day 2 RYA Youth Nationals
1 ENG926 Kieran MARTIN 1.0 1.0 (2.0) 1.0 1.0 1.0 5pts
2 ENG49 Joe BENNETT 2.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 (9.0) 3.0 11
3 ENG983 Matthew BARTON 5.0 4.0 3.0 (12.0) 3.0 4.0 19

Spitfire - Day 2 RYA Youth Nationals
1 GBR145 Tom BRITZ / Abbie HEWITT (2.0) 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 7pts
2 GBR160 James HENSON / Olivier GREBER 1.0 1.0 1.0 (2.0) 2.0 2.0 7
3 GBR159 Victoria AKHURST / James DODD 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 (5.0) 3.0 17

Radial - Day 2 RYA Youth Nationals
1 WAL204538 Ellie MEOPHAM 2.0 1.0 3.0 (7.0) 1.0 3.0 10pts
2 ENG202465 Edward JONES 1.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 (12.0) 5.0 11
3 SCO204205 Iain MCLAUGHLAN 4.0 1.0 4.0 5.0 (19.0) 2.0 16

Laser - Day 2 RYA Youth Nationals
1 WAL204539 Michael BECKETT 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 (3.0) 1.0 5pts
2 WAL204537 Jack PREECE 5.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 1.0 (6.0) 17
3 ENG198904 Andrew GREEN 4.0 3.0 5.0 3.0 (10.0) 2.0 17

G New / RYA
2 April 2013 22:14 GMT


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