by Jodie Bakewell-White
A lack of wind caused further disruptions to the racing schedule at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships on now in Buzios, Brazil. There is no change to standings for the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team who have all sailed four races in the series.
No races were sailed on what was to be day four of racing just drawing to a close now. Just two days of racing remain.
“No racing again today,” explains Marty Watson, Yachting New Zealand Youth Development Manager in Brazil with the team. “No wind. The rain cleared by days end, but the breeze was too funky to race.”
“The team are still relatively relaxed but aware of the importance of fair conditions and a good result tomorrow,” says Watson.
Organisers will be hoping for good conditions for the remaining two days of competition. The regatta concludes in Brazil on Saturday.
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships 2009
New Zealand’s standings after four races
1st Sam Meech – Laser Radial (Boy’s One Person Dinghy – 53 boats)
18th Rachel Basevi - Laser Radial (Girl’s One Person Dinghy – 39 boats)
12th Ben Mackay – RS:X (Boy’s Windsurfer – 24 boards)
10th Lucy Driver – RS:X (Girl’s Windsurfer – 15 boards)
15th Logan Dunning-Beck & Ben Goodwin – 420 (Boy’s Two-Person Dinghy – 31 boats)
15th Alexandra Maloney & Bianca Barbarich-Bacher – 420 (Girl’s Two-Person Dinghy – 24 boats)
10th Marcus Hansen & James Turner – Hobie 16 (Open Multihull – 17 boats)
Volvo Youth ISAF Worlds