Three Races in the Books in Coronado at Youth Champs

Saturday’s Racing Notes:

All five classes completed three races on day one of the 2016 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, hosted by Coronado Yacht Club with support from the San Diego Yacht Club. Racing resumes on Sunday and the championship concludes Tuesday in this four day event.

Racing Conditions

Sailors raced under clear skies in 12-16 knots of breeze from the west southwest.

Lasers (singlehanded dinghy)
Marshall McCann leads Jack Gowan and Ford McCann by two points.

Radial (singlehanded dinghy)
Chase Caraway has the early overall lead and Talia Toland leads the girls division.

Techno 293 (windsurfer)
Geronimo Nores won all three races to take an early lead in the windsurfing division.

I-420 (doublehanded dinghy)
Wiley Rogers and Jack Parkin won all three races to take an early advantage in the boys division, while Carmen and Emma Cowles lead the girls division.

29er (doublehanded skiff)
Neil Marcellini and Ian Brill have a one point edge on Ryan Ratliffe and Sam Merson. Louisa Nordstrom and Catherine Mollerus are on top in the girls division.

* The Laser Radial, International 420, and 29er will be vying for a spot on the US Sailing Youth World Team and compete at the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand on December 14-20.

Coverage & Media

  • For Twitter updates from the racecourse, video highlights (posted Wednesday, August 10), results and standings, photo gallery and more information from the 2016 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, please visit the event website.
  • Follow on Twitter and Instagram – #youthchamps16

2016 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships Preview

The 2016 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships is sponsored by Gill North America, Sperry, Hobie Sunglasses and Switlik. This US Sailing National Championships is a Sailors for the Sea certified Clean Regatta.

@damy_steward briefing the sailors about keeping our ocean and bay clean. #youthchamps16 is a clean regatta sponsored by @sailorsforthesea.

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