Oakley Marsh and his team of Angus Adamson and Stuart Williams will officially be representing New Zealand under the banner of RPNYC and WYST at the Youth Match Racing World Championships. After placing second last weekend at the NZ trials, Yachting New Zealand has confirmed there are two NZ spots. Marsh will join Matthew Hughes and his team from RNZYS, who placed first last weekend, over in New Caledonia in June. The two teams will be using the two NZ spots to their advantage by training together in the Elliot 6s down in Wellington in the lead up to the event. They will be competing against other Under 23 sailors from strong sailing nations.
The Cercle Nautique Caledonien Yacht Club will be facilitating the event in Noumea, taking place from the 14-18 June. The actual event will take place on the beautiful island Ilot Maitre, which is 20 minutes from Noumea by boat. Think white sands and turquoise lagoons surrounded by a huge marine reserve. It is the first time RPNYC will be sending a team to the Youth Match Racing Worlds as the pass few years have seen the championships being held in Europe, which is quite the trip for a regatta. Tim Coltman, a past member of WYST and the current coach will be heading over with the team for support. We are very excited for the boys. Keep up with the action by liking “New Caledonia Match Race” or “RPNYC Wellington Youth Sailing Scheme” on Facebook. Alternatively you can look at www.cnc.asso.nc for updates. Bonne chance les garcons! Faite de la voile vite!!