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7 December 2003, 08:50 am
And Then There Were Five
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Harken Youth Match Racing

The CYCA and host Club RPAYC monopolised the top end of the board today but the host club are still yet to take a match off CYCA who are now straight through to the top match of the fourth stage whilst RPAYC must continue their fight with Royal Sydney for
But it was Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron who have been the big improvers today. Despite just scraping into the knockout in 8th position they have moved up into the top five eliminating Royal Queensland and the Royal Yachting Association GBR along the way.

They may well cause an upset tomorrow if they can beat South of Perth YC and their form continues to improve. Fremantle Sailing Club were the first to face the chop when an uncharacteristic pre-start error earned them a double penalty leaving them little chance to recover in the steady 12-15kt SE breeze.

The matches from here on are best of three except the final match which is best of five and with similar conditions again forecast, tomorrow's big final day should provide some fantastic match racing for the HARKEN executives who will be joining the spectator fleet out on the course.

This ISAF Grade 3 event is widely regarded as the premier event for youth on the international calendar.

Full results are available on the event website at the address below.
Arthur Spithall
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