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3 March 2014, 11:57 am
Eight Byte CII Youth Olympic Games Spots Picked Up At North Americans
Byte CII North American sailors
Byte CII North American sailors

Byte CII North American & Caribbean Continental Qualification Championships
Florida, USA

Four boys and four girls Byte CII Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games places were taken at the North American Championship, held out of the US Sailing Center Martin County.
Twenty-eight competitors from 14 countries left the beach in a light south easterly. Henry Marshall from the United States had secured victory with two races remaining and finished with only 12 points in the 10 race series after discarding two third place finishes.

Marshall also won the 2013 championship last summer and his focus now turns to the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

While the USA and Canada boys had qualified their countries at the 2013 Worlds, four additional spots were up for grabs this week.

Pablo Bertran from the Cayman Islands finished with a convincing second place with 34 points and qualified his country. The remaining three teams to qualify were Sam Morrell from the British Virgin Islands with 50 points, Paul de Souza from the Bahamas with 51 points and Scott McKenzie from the US Virgin Islands with 54 points.

Ceci Wollmann from Bermuda was the top female with 96 points. Wollmann and Celeste Lugtmeijer from the Dominican Republic had qualified their countries at last year's Worlds which left four available spots.

Florence Allan from the Cayman Islands, Paige Clarke of the US Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago's Abigail Affoo and Mexico's Paula Pelayo took the remaining four spots.

Bob Adam
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