Day 3 of Youth Worlds
Thursday, July 19th, 2018 - Corpus Christi TX
Day 3 was not letting up for sailors at the 2018 Youth Worlds in windy Corpus Christi. Sailors were met with very similar conditions to Day One with a building southeasterly sea breeze reaching 18 - 20 knots for the afternoon races. Sailors racing the first shift competed in winds ranging from 12- 15 knots.
The race committee has been using the U Flag on all courses forcing sailors to tread the fine line between aggressive starts and not adding any letters to their scores. If the U flag is displayed, no part of the boat’s hull, crew or equipment shall be in the triangle formed by the ends of the starting line and the first mark during the last minute before the starting signal.
The i420 Girls, Tate Howell and Maddie Gillis (RCYC & RNSYS) had a consistent day with two 12th places finishes, they are currently sitting in 10th place overall.
The i420 Boys, Jack Groves and Alex Fraser (Hubbards Bay Yacht Club) are sitting in 17th overall.
The 29er Girls, Audrey Staples and Caterina Kunz ( RStLYC) are sitting in 20th overall.
The 29er Boys, Will Bonin and Alec Beard (RCYC & RStLYC) are sitting in 16th overall.
In the Radial Girls, Hunter Dejean (ABYC) had a strong race 6 finishing 17th, moving her up to 22nd overall in the 46 boat fleet.
In the Radial Boys, Tayte Stefnaniuk (RNSYS) is sitting in 32nd after a U flag in Race 6.
Day 4 is going to be even hotter and windier, with temperatures forecasted to reach 44 degrees Celsius and the 18-20 plus knots when the Seabreeze settles in around 3:00 - 4:00 pm.
Today, July 19th is the last full day of racing with the i420 and Laser Radial fleets scheduled for two races and the 29er fleets scheduled for three.
Girls - 12:00 pm
Boys- 3:30 pm
Boys - 12:00pm
Girls - 3:30 pm
Boys - 3:00pm
Girls - 3:10pm
The Youth Worlds live blog will be following the racing from July 16th through to the conclusion of the event on July 20nd, 2018. Follow the blog here
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