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Young MHYC sailors performing well at January regattas

Updated 9 January 2020

Two youth class national championships have been held in Melbourne and Middle Harbour sailors are performing strongly in these highly competitive fleets.

The Australian 29er Championships have been sailed at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron with a talented fleet of 34 boats.   The weather posed some challenges for organisers, with too much and too little wind at times, along with some severe smoke haze as well.  Archie Cropley and Jack Hilderbrand finished 5th overall, posting three first places throughout the series.  Zoe Dransfield and Madeleine McLeay were 11th overall and first of the all-female crews.  Anthony Harrison and Alex Hart finished 20th and Jake Barnabas and Hugo Darrin in 23rd.

230 sailors have contested the Australian Optimist Class Championships at Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in Williamstown.  Three MHYC sailors made the Gold Fleet of 66 boats.  After the eleven championship races, Ben Crafoord finished 14th, Jacob Marks 27th and Will Wilkinson 47th.  Zara Marks finished 73rd in the Intermediate fleet.  

A number of these sailors will also stay on in Melbourne to contest the Australian Youth Championships at the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club from 10-14 January.

29er Results - click here

Optimist Results - click here

Australian Youth Championships Website - click here