Britain retains top spot at Australian Youth Olympic Festival 19/1/07
It was another picturesque day on Sydney Harbour for day two of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF).
After 70 races Great Britain is currently in first place with New Zealand, New South and Western Australia all in equal second place.
Carl Evans (NZL), the current 420 World Champion, was ecstatic about his team’s jump from third to first place. “The team was really happy with today’s racing with five wins and only one loss. The conditions on Sydney Harbour were excellent with lots of good wind. We’re aiming to stay in the top four for tomorrow’s medal rounds and a win would be a bonus.”
David Gilmour (WA), son of legendary Australian sailor Peter Gilmour commented on their second place ranking “We started the day off well with a win in the first race but then lost the next three races and won the last two races.”
Gilmour continued: “It would be awesome to be in the top two for tomorrow medal rounds.”
The Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2007 gives youth sailors from Australia and overseas the unique opportunity to experience an Olympic Games atmosphere – from an opening ceremony, to dealing with doping control, living in an athlete’s village and being involved in a traditional medal ceremony.
1. NZL – won 10 out of 14 rounds
2. NSW – won 9 out of 14 rounds
3. GBR – won 9 out of 14 rounds
4. WA – won 9 out of 14 rounds
5. USA – won 8 out of 14 rounds
6. VIC – 7 out of 14 rounds
7. QLD – 6 out of 14 rounds
8. TAS – 6 out of 14 rounds
9. SA – 4 out of 14 rounds
10.CAN- 2 out of 14 rounds