2020 420 Australian Sailing Youth Championships - Final results
2020 420 Australian Sailing Youth Champions decided after final day of racing abandoned at Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club.
Racing has been abandoned for the final day of the 2020 Australian Youth Championships at Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club (SSCBC). The race committee continuously monitored conditions throughout the day in an effort to get the competitors on the water but lack of wind and smoke from the bushfires prevented sailing.
Linus Talacko and Lachie Grogan AUS (4-1-3-
14-5-1) from Royal Brighton Yacht Club were the overall winners, draw in 14 points with second Jamie Bougher / Ryan Littlechild AUS ( 7-2-4-1-3-4).
“Obviously we’re pleased, I’m not going to lie,” Linus said immediately after racing was abandoned. “But I think we’ve worked super hard to get where we are. We are pretty lucky that we didn’t sail these two days. We sailed well the first two days.”
I think we’ve worked super hard to get where we are. We are pretty lucky that we didn’t sail these two days. We sailed well the first two days – Linus Talacko AUS
Lachie added, “The Nationals was a pretty long event and we definitely feel as though we learnt a lot at that regatta. We’ve been able to carry those lessons over into this regatta. We stayed consistent and thought about the things we needed to work on most.”
Also close to the winners were James Jackson / Lachie Caldwell AUS (5-5-2-2-
14-2) with 16 units, finally on third place overall.
Matty Goss / Hugo Llewelyn AUS (
11-6-7-5-6-9) were first among the Under 23 fleet, finishing 6th overall with 33 points.
Bridget Conrad and India Gilbert AUS (
15-7-9-7-8-11) were the Women's champions, finally ranked 8th overall with 42 units.
“It was pretty exciting to get first girls at this regatta,” said Bridget. “We were consistent the first two days and we managed to do six races without using our drop. We trained against the boys in NSW and the girls at this event are really good. We are trying to keep up with both the boys and the girls.”
We were consistent the first two days and we managed to do six races without using our drop – Bridget Conrad AUS
With this results, Linus Talacko / Lachie Grogan and Bridget Conrad / India Gilbert has been provisionally announced as members of the Australian Sailing Youth Team (ASYT) that will represent Australia at the 2020 Youth Sailing World Championships in Salvador, Brazil in 12-19 December 2020. This team requires ratification from the Australian Sailing Board before being finalised. Congratulations guys!