An Unbeatable Record:
On December 26, Brad Kellett will set a record no-one will ever beat when he crosses the start line of the 72nd Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, becoming the youngest sailor ever to compete in 25 consecutive editions.
“Twenty five races was a milestone I always wanted to achieve when I was young,” Brad says, “but to tell the truth, I haven’t really thought about it along the way. When it did start to come up towards 25, I t…
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Mixed Breeze at Youth Sailing Worlds:
Auckland, New Zealand (December 17, 2016) – After two days of racing, it’s tight at the top of the 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championships Laser Radial fleets as the discard came into play, allowing a chosen few to start forming breakaways from the rest of the field.
Conditions were mixed on the Hauraki Gulf as a light 4-6 knot breeze dialled up later in the day to the mid-teens. The mixed breeze brought mixed results as light wind specialists excelled one minute and suffered the next, and vice versa for the sailors who thrive in strong breeze.
Laser Radial leader Patrick Doepping (DEN) had mixed fortunes. Doepping finished day one with two bullets but in toda…
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