The Australian team performed well at the 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds. In particular I want to call out the results of Anna Phillip from Sandringham and Sorrento who finished 8th. I watched Anna finish in the top 10 at the Laser 4.7 Worlds a couple of years back so was not surprised to see another top ten result from this young sailor. Anna needs to be congratulated for undertaking a gruelling training regime and overseas sailing campaign and completing her VCE at the same time! Well done Anna.
Alistair Young from WA also produced another fine effort. I have watched Alistair through Opt’s and saw him sail most recently in Melbourne where he qualified for the Youth spot. Alistair has a natural ability in the boat that is also honed by practice with elite coaches and a fantastic squad in his home state of WA.
Nia Jerwood and Lisa Smith broke through for a top 10 in the 420 and Victorians Michelle Bursa and Chelsea Haynes in the multihulls also finished with a top ten which was a great result given they don’t get a lot of people to train and compete with locally. Jim Colley and Shaun Connor had a roller coaster regatta in the 29er as did the other Australian representatives. See full report at http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/ISAF-Youth-Sailing-World-Champ—Four-top-ten-finishes-for-Australians/124650