Neptune Racing to compete at ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championships

Neptune Racing to compete at ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championships

Neptune Racing, representing the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club has been selected by Yachting Australia to compete at the ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championships in July 2014. The team, consisting of Skipper Sam Gilmour, Mainsheet Chris Smith, Trimmer Adam Negri and Bowman Jack Breislin are ecstatic to have been selected, and the team is busy preparing for the event.

The inaugural event, held in Helsinki Finland will attract the best young match racers from around the world, including top seeds Chris Steele out of New Zealand (ranked 17nd on ISAF rankings) and Joachim Aschenbrenner (ranked 12th).

“2014 will be a huge year for Neptune Racing- we have a 10 regatta schedule planned from July through September, which includes five events in Europe and another five in the USA.” Negri Explained when asked about the teams’ plans.

“We’re getting out on the water three times a week at the moment, and hope to scale that up before we leave. We’ve also just been up to Hong Kong to get some practice in the J80’s, which are the class we will be sailing in Helsinki.”

The team, currently ranked 24th by ISAF look like they could make some headway up the highly competitive match race rankings, and hope to break into the top 15, and the professional Alpari World Match Racing Tour in the coming year, where Gilmour’s older brother David is currently racing.

“David managed to get a tour card for the tour this year which is great for him and his team. We’re hoping to see him there in some of those events and although we have no official plans quite yet, we’re definitely working on it!” said Gilmour.

“We have to say thank you to Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, who are being extremely supportive of all our travels, as well as the Ron Tough Yachting Foundation who are helping the entire Western Australian yachting community.”

The full Neptune Racing regatta schedule here below:





World University Games

29/6 – 5/7


Lake Ledro, ITA

OM Match Race

10/7 -13/7


Lake Ledro, ITA

Governors Cup

15/7 – 19/7


Newport Beach, USA

ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds

22/7– 27/7


Helsinki, FIN

Internationaux de France de Match Racing

30/7 – 2/8


Pornichet, FRA

Yava Jubilee Trophy

6/8 -11/8


Ekaterinberg, Russia

Chicago Grand Slam

13/8 – 15/8


Chicago, USA

Detroit Match Race

20/8- 24/8


Detroit, USA

Knickerbocker Cup

27/8 – 31/8


New York, USA

Oakcliff International

3/9 -7/9


New York, USA

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