Montreal, July 26th 2018 : From July 14th to 21st, the United States hosted the 2018 World Youth Sailing Championships. The competitions were held over a period of 5 days, with a total of a dozen races on average per class of boats.
Noteworthy are the performances of the Quebec crew, Audrey Staples and Caterina Kunz, who finished 20th overall in the 29ers class, finishing 8th in their last race. On the men’s side, Alec Baird (Qc) and William Bonin (On) also finished in 20th overall in the 29ers class, finishing 10th in the third race. The winners in this category, both women’s (Pia Anderson and Nora Edland), and men’s side (Mathias Berthet and Alexander Franks-Penty) are athletes representing Norway.
Several Canadian crew also took part in this event in different classes, including the team of Tate Howell and Madeline Gillis, who finished 12th overall in the 420 class, as well as Jack Groves and Alex Fraser who finished 17th in the same class on the men’s side. In the Radial class, Hunter Dejean finished 23rd overall for the womens, while Tayte Stefnaniuk finished 33rd for the men.
United States have been, without a doubt, the dominant nation of the Championships, finishing 1st at the overall ranking, winning the nations trophy and having cumulated gold performances in four classes.
Congrats to all athletes!
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