Brazilian Experience and Newcomers Set For 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Worlds
The Brazilian team for the 2012 Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship has been named following a classification series of nine regattas.
Brazil's Martin Lowy and Kim Andrade won their nations only medal at the 2011 ISAF Youth Worlds after they dominated the SL16 to convincingly take the gold medal. They are set to return alongside some other returnees.
The Brazilian Team:
29er - Vladimir Estoup and Breno Alex Osthoff
420 Boys - Ricardo Paranhos and Patrick Essle
420 Girls - Viviam de Alencastro Guimarães and Marcela Rocha Moura
SL16 - Martin Manzoli Lowy and Kim Vidal de Andrade
Laser Radial Boys - João Pedro de Oliveira
Laser Radial Girls - Maria Cristina Boabaid
RS:X Boys - Yago Honório Carvalho
RS:X Girls - Wendy Stockler Soares
For Paranhos and Essle in the 420 Boys, Guimaraes and Moura in the 420 Girls and Oliveira in the Laser Radial Boys it will be their second ISAF Youth Worlds. And in the Laser Radial Girls, Boabaid will be sailing at her third regatta.
Newcomer to the event in the RS:X Boys, Carvalho, said, "Before the championship, I had never sailed in the South of Brazil - the closest I've got to Rio Grande do Sul was São Paulo. In the next months before Ireland I have two championships in Argentina, and I will train a lot in Búzios, because a really want to bring that medal to Brazil. I wish to thank everyone who supported me, my friends and all the RS:X fleet."
CBVM technical manager, Jonatas Gonçalves, monitored the event and highlighted the Youth World Qualifier importance to Brazilian sailing. "The competition focus is set on the young,"
said Goncalves. "We have excellent optimist sailors that someday will leave the class and need support in this transition. Therefore, the Youth World Qualifier, as well as the ISAF Youth Worlds itself, are important to make kids and teenagers linked to other classes."