Sydney is proceeding to host the Harken international Youth match racing competition this year. The weather conditions in the northern side of Sydney have actually brought in bad vibes to the organizers. The match racing is considered to be one of the hardest and most competitive events in sailing, where boats rise up in pairs trying to out-maneuver, force penalties on each other and gain points also staying away from penalties themselves.
Royal Prince Alfred yacht club hosted the welcoming of 12 teams across the USA, New Zealand, New Caledonia, and Australia. Commodore Micheal Lockley and the head coach Tom Spithill hosted the teams’ introductions to the sailors. Leonard Takahashi has joined Nathan Outteridge’s sail GP’s Japanese team. He sailed for New Zealand squadron for the previous Harken international. Spithill already mentioned in his recent statement how the harken international uplifts the sailors. Grant Pellew also added that the Harken youth match racing helps them find the best amongst the sailors and if they continue in this manner, they might even find the next James Spithill!
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