The 2018 Youth Worlds Championships comes to and end!

The 2018 Youth Worlds Championships comes to and end!

 Sunday, July 22nd 2018 - Kingston, ON

The 2018 World Sailing Youth Championship wrapped up this Friday, July 20th 2018 in Corpus Christi, TX. Known for its windy conditions and shallow waters, the Corpus Christi Bay provided challenging conditions for the sailors including steep chop.

The breeze throughout the event stayed rather consistent, starting at 12-14 knots around noon and building up to 17-19 knots throughout the day. The last two days of racing brought in heavier winds with the sea breeze settling at 18-22 knots for the last three races of the event.

With such a competitive fleet good clean starts were crucial as was holding a lane and creating space for opportunity on the race course.

The i420 Girls, Tate Howell and Maddie Gillis (RCYC & RNSYS) stayed pretty consistent during the event, finishing 12th overall.

The i420 Boys, Jack Groves and Alex Fraser (Hubbards Bay Yacht Club) finished 17th overall.

The 29er Girls, Audrey Staples and Caterina Kunz ( RStLYC) finished 20th overall.

The 29er Boys, Will Bonin and Alec Beard (RCYC & RStLYC) finished 20th overall.

In the Radial Girls, Hunter Dejean (ABYC) finished 23rd overall.

In the Radial Boys, Tayte Stefaniuk (RNSYS) finished 33rd overall.

The Canadian Youth Worlds Team had a good week and gained valuable international experience sailing in Corpus Christi as they represented Canada on the world stage. Stay tuned for more next year, as the 2019 Youth Sailing World Championship takes place in Gdynia, Poland in July 2019.

Results from the event can be found here.

Photo - Sailing Energy

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