OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (July 1, 2018) – Ten teams of four, each with at least one female crew, competed at this year’s 2018 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup. Hosted by Oakcliff Sailing and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, the competitors finished an exciting Round Robin in the late Saturday evening, the second day of racing. The hot and humid conditions continued Sunday with no breeze and no wind. The race committee could not start any races past 1:00 pm ET, so they referred to the results of the previous two days to score the regatta.
Round Robin leader, Jack Parkin (Greenwich, Conn.), and his team composed of Ashton Borcherding (Greenwich, Conn.), Bram Brakman (Darien, Conn.), and Wiley Rogers (Kemah, Texas) were crowned the overall winners of the 2018 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship for the Rose Cup. Parkin’s team represented the Riverside Yacht Club (Conn.).
They finished nine races with eight points, and only one loss in the Round Robin to last year’s champion, David Wood (Corona del Mar, Calif.).
Also finishing with eight points through nine races were Cameron Feves (Long Beach, Calif.), Tanner Chapko (Coronado, Calif.), Brock Paquin (Coronado, Calif,), and Lukas Kraak (Palos Verdes, Calif.). Parkin defeated Feves in the Round Robin for the tie-breaker edge. Feves took second place overall and represented the Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club (Calif.).
Placing third with six points was Ansgar Jordan (San Diego, Calif.), Soenke Jordan (San Diego, Calif.), Patrick Mulcahey (Los Angeles, Calif.), and Marianna Shand (Chula Vista, Calif.). They represented the Coronado Yacht Club (Calif.).
In its brief, yet impactful history on youth match racing in the U.S., this invitational event for 16 to 20 year-olds has served as an outstanding training ground for young sailors who are passionate about match racing and focused on competing at the next level.
At each Rose Cup, one team is awarded the Nick Scandone Sportsmanship Award. The recipients are chosen by the other competitors. This year’s recipients were Conrad Vandlik (Wayzata, Minn.), Carl Eaton (Wayzata, Minn.), Emma Aubuchon (Wayzata, Minn.) and Nathan Olmstead (Wayzata, Minn.).
Coaching and instruction plays a major role in these sailors’ experience. Five-time U.S. Match Racing Champion, Dave Perry (Southport, Conn.), led a North U Advanced Match Racing Clinic on Wednesday and Thursday before the regatta, June 27 and 28. He also coached all three days of the regatta. His enthusiasm was contagious and invaluable to keeping the kids’ morale high despite challenging conditions.
Originally known as the Rose Cup, this event was founded by members of the Balboa Yacht Club and the Newport-Balboa Sailing & Seamanship Association (NBSSA) and was started as an invitational youth match race event in 2010. The mission is to promote youth match racing in the U.S. and improve the skills of racers from around the country in national and international competition. In 2015, US Sailing elevated the Rose Cup to an official US Sailing National Championship.
- Jack Parkin
- Cameron Feves
- Ansgar Jordan
- Cole Harris
- Conrad Vandlik
- Porter Killian
- David Wood
- Jack Reiter
- Robert Turigliatto
- Christophe Chaumont
Media & Coverage
- For results and standings, list of competitors, photos and more information from the 2018 U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship, please visit the event website.
- Day 2 Recap with quotes – Saturday, June 30
- Day 1 Recap with quotes – Friday, June 29
- Facebook Posts, Photos, and Videos
- Photo Album by Francis George/Oakcliff Sailing
The U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship is sponsored by Gill North America.
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Oakcliff Sailing is an adult and youth training center for athletes who have progressed beyond traditional coaching methods and want to take the next step in their career. We offer trainees a proving ground to develop their skills in the three big veins of professional sailing: the America’s Cup, the Olympics, and around-the-world races. Our goal is to take American sailing back to the highest level world-wide.