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ISAF Youth World Championships Tavira 2014

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Created by iCarbon > 9 months ago, 15 Jul 2014
iCarbon
QLD, 193 posts
15 Jul 2014 7:39PM
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Racing started last night for ISAF Youth Worlds in Tavira Portugal.

Follow the event on: www.worldsailingywc.org/home.php

Representing Australia in the boys RS:X class is Jock Calvert from Tasmania. Local windsurfer Lara O'Brien is representing in the girls RS:X class. There are 32 countries entered in the boys fleet and 21 countries in the girls fleet. Each country is only allowed to send one representative.

Day 1
3 races were held in planning conditions in 12-15knots.
Jock placed 10, 16 & 24 to be in 15th place.
Lara placed 13, 14 & 13 to be in 14th place.

Other links of interest:

www.facebook.com/austsailingyouthteam

http://www.facebook.com/isafyouthworlds


The Team:




Rigging in the boat park:



Opening:




Dangerous conditions getting out of the harbour (4 days ago)




iCarbon
QLD, 193 posts
15 Jul 2014 7:50PM
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Jock and Lara leaving the sailing club for the first race:







iCarbon
QLD, 193 posts
15 Jul 2014 10:45PM
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Jock having fun





Dwbh
QLD, 829 posts
16 Jul 2014 5:00PM
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thank you for the update on Lara and the photos. have been having a look at the website. they are doing so well

Custom1111
QLD, 119 posts
16 Jul 2014 7:52PM
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Yep thanks they look great..

iCarbon
QLD, 193 posts
16 Jul 2014 8:48PM
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Day 2
Sailors waited most of the day for the seabreeze to kick in.
The first races for RS:X got underway at 6:30PM (yes that?s PM) and the last race did not finished till 8:30PM.

3 races were held.
Jock placed 26, 30 & 27 to be in 22th place.
Lara placed 16, 12 & 11 to be in 13th place.


Action from first day:





Sterlings
QLD, 73 posts
17 Jul 2014 11:18AM
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Well done Lara and Jock - going great!!!

iCarbon
QLD, 193 posts
17 Jul 2014 9:51PM
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Day 3

It was a frustrating day for the RS:X Boys and Girls fleet with no racing possible.


The RS:X fleet was sent out on the course late in the afternoon, however the seabreeze was too light to make effective progress against the strong tide across the course.















iCarbon
QLD, 193 posts
18 Jul 2014 9:53PM
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Day 4

The seabreeze came in late in the afternoon, blowing 8 to 12 knots. The RS:X fleet was able to complete 3 races, bringing the total number of races so far to 9 races.

Jock placed 26, 23 & 29 to be in 26th place.
Lara placed 16, 13 & 14 to be in 13th place

The last days racing commences tonight at 9:00PM Brisbane time.
The RS:X start time has been brought forward to enable them to sail a further 3 races.

At 8:45PM it's currently blowing 5 knots gusting to 10 knots on the course and the fleet is at the start line.

Dwbh
QLD, 829 posts
18 Jul 2014 10:03PM
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Well done Lara and Jock good luck in the next races

cammd
QLD, 3085 posts
18 Jul 2014 10:22PM
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Awesome she's sailing really well Pat. Not bad at all for someone who only stepped on an RSX for the first time this year.

iCarbon
QLD, 193 posts
19 Jul 2014 10:25PM
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Day 5 and final day

3 races held in 10-15 knot seabreeze.

Jock 29, 28 &20 places
Lara 13, 14 & 16 places.

Yael Paz (ISR) triumphed in the RS:X Boys fleet whilst Russia's Stefaniya Elfutina came out on top in the girls fleet

Results RS:X Boys Gold - Israel, Silver - Italy, Bronze - Poland
Results RS:X Girls Gold - Russia, Silver - China, Bronze - Italy

Overall placings after 12 races for Aussie RS:X sailors:
Jock Calvert 26th
Lara O'Brien 13th

Results Nations Trophy 1st - Spain, 2nd - France, 3rd - Israel (Australia 11th)

RS:X Boys and Girls Final Highlights


Scotf
QLD, 1241 posts
20 Jul 2014 9:13AM
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Awesome results guys and some great footage and photo's. Well done Lara, it must be all that upper body work at Harry's gym, see you there Monday at 5.30am.

iCarbon
QLD, 193 posts
24 Jul 2014 9:33PM
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The competitors were supplied with all new gear!





iCarbon
QLD, 193 posts
24 Jul 2014 9:36PM
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Some photos of Jock and Lara











OceanPitch
QLD, 199 posts
29 Jul 2014 4:03PM
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Awesome performance Lara in tricky conditions...looking forward to catching up to hear all about it!! Cheers, Tim

Richiefish
QLD, 5589 posts
29 Jul 2014 7:07PM
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Fantastic !!!!



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