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8 January 2007, 09:21 am
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OAMPS Australian Youth Championship 2007
Hobart, Australia

Perfect sailing conditions and 18 to 20 knot winds greeted the 155 young sailors competing on day two of the OAMPS Australian Youth Championships 2007 on the Derwent River in Hobart.
In race one on the 29er double-handed girls event, Hannah NATTRASS and Michelle MULLER improved their position from yesterday to finish first and close in on defending champions and reigning Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Champions in the 420 Belinda KERL and Chelsea HALL (WA).

In the 29ers for boys, Jamie WOODS and Jasper WARREN consolidated their lead in the class with a first place in race 1 ahead of Adam LAHEY and Troy RUSTON, who were third overall last night.

Oliver TWEDDEL won the first race in the Laser series today ahead of James BURMAN. Yesterday's best performed Australian in the Laser, Jye MURRAY, was fifth in the first race.

Defending Champ Leads Hobies

Defending champion Jason WATERHOUSE and crew Michael MCCORMICK continue to lead the Hobie 16s, recording their third win from three races.

The annual championships is the marquee event on the Yachting Australia calendar and is a selection event for the Australian Youth Sailing team to compete at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Ontario, Canada from 12-21 July.

The OAMPS Australian Youth Sailing Team 2007, scheduled to be announced at the end of the championships on 10 January, will comprise nine members.

Lara Watts (As Amended By ISAF), Image, Youth World Champions Belinda KERL and Chelsea HALL lead in Hobart:© onEdition
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