A long day on the water at the CentrePort Youth Match Racing Champs on day two

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It was a long day on the water for the sailors in the CentrePort Youth Match Racing Champs as race officer Ken Burt pushed through the end of the first round robin and 12 flights of the second round robin ahead of a predicted storm on day three.

The local Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club team skippered by Adam Middleton took an early jump on the fleet winning all seven of their first round robin matches. Alex Dyet from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Sqaudron was not far behind on six wins with Murray Jones from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia lying in thrid place on 5 wins.

With the breeze building the race committee moved straight into the second roudn robin where the seocnd local hope Sam Mackay started to hit his straps and recorded five straight wins to sit seocnd behind Middleton with two flights to go in Round Robin 2.

The semi finalists are decided as none of the other teams can make it past Middleton, Mackay, Jones and Dyet … but there is still plenty to sail for in the last two flights as who gets to chose their semi final opponent is still up for grabs.

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