Sailors All Set for Youth Worlds in Gdynia!
July 14th, 2019 - Gdynia, Poland
The 49th World Sailing Youth World Championships has begun in Gdynia, Poland.!
Sailors hit the water yesterday for the first time since arriving in Gdynia to test out the water and their boats. Today, the sailors competed in a practice race followed by opening ceremonies. Racing officially beings tomorrow!
Canada is represented in 3 classes (i420, 29er, Laser Radial), with a total of 10 athletes.
The Canadian roster includes 2 returning team members and 8 new additions:
Laser Radial Girl – Hunter Dejean– ABYC
Laser Radial Boy – Ryan Anderson– RNSYS
420 Girls – Savannah Taylor (skipper) and Ellie Gillis (crew) – RNSYS
420 Boys – Moritz Heidenreich (skipper) and David Frost (crew) – RNSYS
29er Girls - Morgan Kittson (skipper) and Adrianna Baird (crew) - RSTLYC
29er Boys – Thomas Staples (skipper) and Willam Staples (crew) - RSTLYC
Sailors will be racing in Gdanska Bay, a body of water known for it’s variety of conditions and challenging winds.
Racing continues through to July 19th. Stay tuned for more updates and follow along on social media!
The Youth Worlds live blog will be following the racing from July 15th through to the conclusion of the event on July 19th, 2019. Follow the blog here
The hashtags of the Youth Worlds are #youthworlds
Follow the event on Sail Canada & World Sailing’s social networks