News Laura Harding/Ella Grimshaw seize victory at Queensland Youth Week

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Laura Harding/Ella Grimshaw seize victory at Queensland Youth Week

Jul 2016

Eight close races over four days, saw the victory opportunity weave its way right to the last race

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2016 Queensland Youth Week
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2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championship

Racing was dominated by light and challenging conditions, which saw a changing leaderboard as different teams took control of the race track reading the shifts. Consistnecy pitched Laura Harding/Ella Grimshaw into the lead, as they went into the final race with a 1 point advantage over Nicholas Sharman/James Grogan.

A close battle unfolded between the leading teams, opening up an opportunity for Hayden Harding/Casey Bates to claim the final race 8 win.

A sixth place finish was enought to awardvictory to Hardign/Grimshaw, second to Sharman/Grogan and thrid to Xanthe Copeland/Kerensa Jennings.

Queensland Youth Week was also the final qualifying event to select the team to represent Australia at the Youth Sailing World Championships taking place from 14-20 December at Torbay Sailing Club in Auckland, New Zealand.

420 teams selected are:

Boys double-handed (420):  Nicholas Sharman of Mornington Yacht Club and James Grogan of Black Rock Yacht Club, VIC

Girls double-handed (420): Sophie McIntosh of Gosford Sailing Club and Emily Summerell of Gosford Sailing Club, NSW

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