Dramatic conclusion to Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships

A dramatic final race in the Boy's Laser Radial turned the podium inside out in Gdynia, Poland as the Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships came to a close.Poland's Tytus Butowski and Australia's Zac Littlewood were fighting for gold but got stuck in the middle of the fleet and their match racing opened the door for others to steal gold. Turkey's Yigit Yalcin Citak saw an opportunity and claimed a gold from almost nowhere. Littlewood and Butowski ended up locked on...

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Three gold medals decided at the Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships

The penultimate day of the 2019 Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships in Gdynia, Poland saw three gold medals decided ahead of Friday's final races.There are double celebrations in the 420 fleets tonight after Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan (NZL) and Madeline Hawkins and Yumi Yoshiyasu (USA) sealed the deal in the Boy's and Girl's division with just one race remaining. The Mixed Nacra 15 gold medal was also decided as Will Cooley and Rebecca Hancock (AUS) have an unassailable...

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Day #4 Morning Report – Hempel Youth Worlds

The Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships is nearing its conclusion with just a handful of races left to decide the medallists in the nine events racing in Gdynia, Poland.On Wednesday, the leaderboards shaped up nicely as a full complement of racing was completed. There were some outstanding performances in the Boy's RS:X, Girl's 420 and Boy's 29er with the leading teams firmly on track to clinch gold. It is possible that they can seal the honours with a day...

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Gdynia’s Butowski shines on home waters at the Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships

Local sailor Tytus Butowski is leading the hopes of the home nation at the Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships in Gdynia, Poland, sitting atop of the Boy's Laser Radial fleet.Butowski is a resident of Gdynia and grew up on the waters of the city, learning their intricacies and how the wind dances around Gdansk Bay. After three days of competition in the 57-boat Laser Radial fleet, he tops the leaderboard on 23 points, three clear of 2018 silver medallist...

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Emerging Nations Programme sailors settle into the Hempel Youth Worlds

Ahead of the 2019 Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships, 18 aspiring sailors participated in a four-day Emerging Nations Programme training camp at Narodowe Centrum Zaeglarstwa in Gdansk, Poland.The 18 sailors are representing 18 nations and help to form part of the 409 sailors from 66 nations racing at the 49th edition of the Hempel Youth Worlds.At the training camp, they focused on race preparation, including starts and mark roundings so they come into the event fully prepared to compete...

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Day #3 Morning Report – Hempel Youth Worlds

The Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships, hosted in Gdynia, Poland, will reach the midpoint of the competition on Wednesday.Two days of racing has seen early medal contenders emerge and there have been a few surprises sprung along the way.Wednesday will be a critical day for the 409 sailors from 66 nations racing across boats supplied by Ovington Boats (Boy's and Girl's 29er), Nautivela (Boy's and Girl's 420), Laser Performance / Maclaren (Boy's and Girl's Laser Radial) and Nacra Sailing...

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