Weymouth's Sam ROWLES, 18, is paired with 2008 SL16 RYA Youth National champion crew 15-year-old Gilly SUTCLIFFE, from Kintbury, for the three-day Eurocat event in France while Christchurch's Adam BUTLER, 17, who won 2008 Youth Nationals gold with SUTCLIFFE, joins forces with Nikki BONIFACE, from Polegate.
It is the intention of the selectors to select the team that finishes the highest-placed in Carnac to complete the RYA Volvo Team GBR contingent for Brazil provided three specified criteria have been met and the sailors commit fully to the agreed pre-training and competition programme.
RYA Volvo Team GBR Squad 2009
|Boy's One Person Dinghy||Laser Radial||Oscar MCVEIGH|
|Girl's One Person Dinghy||Laser Radial||Hannah TILLEY|
|Boy's Windsurfer||RS:X with 8.5m2 sail & 60cm fin||Ali MASTERS|
|Girl's Windsurfer||RS:X with 8.5m2 sail & 60cm fin||Izzy HAMILTON|
|Boy's Two Person Dinghy||420||Philip SPARKS and Ben GRATTON|
|Girl's Two Person Dinghy||420||Rebecca KALDERON and Rosie SIBTHORP|
|Open Multihull||Hobie 16 with Spinnaker||Trials to take place at Eurocat event (1-3 May)|
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship - www.sailing.org/youthworlds