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2023 Kellett Shield Alumni Regatta

Over the weekend, the Youth Sailing Academy hosted the 2023 Kellett Shield. This was donated to the Youth Sailing Academy in 1994 by former Vice President of the International Sailing Federation and CYCA and Australian Sailing Life Member David Kellett AM. 

This year’s event saw YSA alumni sailors return to compete against the 2023 advanced squad teams as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of our Youth Sailing Academy.

Sailed onboard the YSA fleet of Elliott 7m, the event was conducted on Saturday in near perfect conditions in Rushcutters Bay. Six races were completed in a building westerly breeze ranging between 10 – 18 knots with the top four teams only separated by 2 points heading into the final race.

Cole Tapper, Max Brennan, Chelsea Williams & Hamish Vass won this years event as they continue to train towards the World Sailing Youth Match Racing World Championship in December.

Rolex Sydney Hobart champions Will Mackenzie (Alive – Overall 2018), Matt Stenta & Andre Vorster (Andoo Comanche – Line Honours 2022), along with former Moth World Champion Josh McKnight finished in second position.

2019 Youth Match Racing World Champion, Tom Grimes, along with Finn Rodowicz, Charlotte Alexander & Riley Evans completed the podium in third position.

Congratulations to all competitors.

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