Thursday, June 28, 2007

2007 U.S.Youth Sailing Championship

With their overall win in the 29er class, Emily Dellenbaugh (Easton CT) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, CA) have won the right to be the female team representing the United States and second place finisher, Oliver Toole and Willie McBride, both of Santa Barbara, California will be the male team at the 2007 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Kingston, Ontario, Canada July 12-21, 2007. This was the second win at the U.S. Youth Sailing Championships for Emily, who won in the C420 division in 2005. Last year, her sister, Rebecca took home the Manton Scott Trophy.

In the Laser Fleet, Colin Smith ( Fort Lauderdale, FL) beat previous leader, David Hernandez after three days of racing, posting a score line of 42 points and will qualify for the U.S. Singlehanded Championship which will be sailed later in July.
Tyler Sinks and Morgane Renoir of San Diego CA took the overall title in the C420 Fleet to cap a really great day for this team. Taylor Canfield (St. Thomas USVI) and Perry Emsiek (Corona del Mar, CA) finished with second. Both teams had been in tight contention from the beginning of the championship.

Ian Heausler (Tampa, FL) has won the Radial division with Justin Doane (Nokomis, FL) in second and Anne Haeger (Lake Forest, IL) in third. Haeger will also be attending the 2007 ISAF Youth Worlds next month in the Radial division.
Photographs by Tim Wilkes.