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Juniper Australian Youth Championship 2006
Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia

Entries are now open for the Juniper 2006 Australian Youth Championship, to be raced at Mooloolaba Yacht Club from 6-10 January 2006. This annual regatta is the pinnacle youth sailing event in Australia and forms part of the selection for the 2006 Australian Youth Sailing Team, to compete at the 2006 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, taking place in Weymouth, Great Britain from 12-21 July.
National and State level coaches will be on hand throughout the event, providing feedback and advice to competitors, an incredible opportunity for young sailors to learn from the best.

The regatta is open to youth under the age of 19 at the end of 2006, sailing the Laser Radial (boys and girls), Laser (boys), Hybrid and Formula Race Board (boys and girls), International 420 (boys, girls and combined), 29er (boys, girls and combined) or Hobie 16 (open).

Australian and international competitors are expected to exceed 200, making for a challenging and social competition.

Mooloolaba Yacht Club is well known for hosting efficient, successful and enjoyable international events and, being organized in conjunction with Yachting Queensland, the Australian Youth Championships will be no exception.

For the first time, online entries are possible, through Yachting Australia's event website.

Yachting Australia CEO Phil JONES recently welcomed aboard major sponsor Juniper Development Group. 'We are delighted to have Juniper partner us in this prestigious event and look forward to working with them to make this the most successful and enjoyable Australian Youth Championship ever.

'Mooloolaba and its Yacht Club are world renown for hosting excellent regattas and we are pleased that Juniper will be involved with the region's signature sport.'

Juniper marketing manager David KORTLANG said the company was pleased to be supporting such a great event for Mooloolaba.

'Mooloolaba is an ideal yachting destination with its boating waters and marina facilities complemented by the vibrant lifestyle attractions of The Esplanade,' he said.

'Juniper has played a leading role in establishing The Esplanade as a world class tourist destination and our new Oceans resort will be the premier address to relax, entertain and view the racing action.'

The Australian International 420 Championships will be held at Mooloolaba YC from 27 December-4 January and has also attracted strong interest from international competitors.

Jo Dikkenberg (As Amended By ISAF). Image, 420s start at 2005 Australian Youth Championship:© Yachting Australia
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