Craig SOUTER/Jeremy ROBERTS (NSW, RPAYC) are leading the boys division with a third and a first. In the girls division, Sarah TAN/Tre Ting LIM(SIN) are leading overall after an impressive performance in both races, leading the entire fleet at the first downwind leg in Race 2.
In the Lasers, another of the 12 entries from Singapore is making their mark. Christopher Lim is leading after a second place in Races 1 and 2, followed by Tom WATSON of Ballarat.
The sailboards made a spectacle darting amongst the other fleets, National youth Champion, Corey PLANT from the Stormriders Sailboard Club, clearly dominated both races and Australian Youth Representative, Alisha Kawalla, took first place in the girls division.
Will CRITHARIS (NSW, WSC) is looking good in the 29ers, taking first place in both races, while his sister Louise, with crew Clint MARSHALL, are tied for first in the 29er mixed division.
The fight between Evan WALKER and Taylor BOOTH in the Hobie 16s recommenced today. Walker finished second to Booth (after Walker had the early lead) at their recent Nationals.
Booth won Race 1, while Walker received an OCS; only to come back and steal first place in Race 2 from Booth.
The Laser Radial boys division is very close, with James BURMAN (NSW, HHSC), narrowly leading the fleet by one point from Edward QUARTLY and James DAGGE who are tied in second place.
Racing will resume tomorrow with Races 2,3 and 4 at 12.30 hours.
Day One Results Summary
420 Boys - Top 5 Placings
1 C Souter/J Roberts - NSW 4.00
2 W Phillips/M Taylor - VIC 6.00
3 S Thomas/T Rechichi - WA 6.00
4 L Tasker/B Sharpe - WA 8.00
5 D O'Connor/I Jensen - NSW 12.00
420 Girls- Top 5 Placings
1 S Tan/T Lim - SIN 3.00
2 D Liu/S Tam - SIN 3.00
3 S Flukes/E Flukes TAS 6.00
4 S Omay/S Higgins WA 10.00
5 K Norris/M Finch WA 12.00
1 N Trask/C Sanford - NSW 2.00
29er Boys- Top 5 Placings
1 W Critharis/R Jennings - NSW 2.00
2 J Kellond-Knight/D Ferguson - QLD 7.00
3 M Vandervort/ J Cornford - NSW 7.00
4 S O'Rourke/ T Heaney - QLD 7.00
5 S Phillips/ A Sign - NSW 8.00
29er Mixed- Top 5 Placings
1 L Critharis/C Marshall - NSW 3.00
2 N Curtis/T Plain - NSW 3.00
1 C Plant - NSW 2.00
2 J Woods - NSW 4.00
3 J Levy - NSW 6.00
4 T Beazley - NSW 9.00
1 A Kawalla - NSW 2.00
Laser - Top 5 Placings
1 C Lim - SIN 3.00
2 T Watson - VIC 4.00
3 M Soh - SIN 7.00
4 W Hill - VIC 7.00
5 I Quartly - NSW 14.00
1 T Booth/B Waterhouse NSW 3.00
2 J English/K Griffiths NSW 6.00
3 E Walker/K Langford NSW 8.00
4 J Lurati/R Kirton VIC 9.00
5 T Gibson/J Bange VIC 9.00
6 T Spithill/J Kidner NSW 10.00
Laser Radial Girls- Top 5 Placings
1 M Andrew NSW 2.00
2 S England VIC 4.00
3 G King NSW 8.00
4 V Chan SIN 11.00
5 M Lo SIN 11.00
The 2005 Australian Youth Championship is the pinnacle event in the Australian Youth calendar, with the results serving as part of the selection process for the Youth Team to represent Australia at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in July 2005.