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Winners crowned on final day of Australian Youth Championship in Hobart
Posted On:  11/01/2013 10:20:53

Racing has wrapped up at the 2013 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship in Hobart, with new national champions crowned and positions on the Australian Sailing Youth Team secured.

The 160 crews faced shifty conditions on the River Derwent, with plenty of gains and losses across the five classes on the final day of racing.

Jock Calvert became the first Tasmanian sailor to make the Australian Sailing Youth Team for a number of years with his win in the Bic Techno 293 class.

Calvert had a second and a pair of wins on the final day, giving him the title ahead of Antoine King and Hugh Jones.

"It's pretty cool to get the win, I've spent the last 11 months training five times to get here," said Calvert. "It was good to get the results and come out on top.  There were only four points in it going into today so I had to put a few in the bank and did that," he said. "I'm looking forward to representing Tasmania, that's probably the best part of all of this, it's nice to come out of a little state down the bottom."

New South Wales sailor Annalise Gilbert will compete at her third ISAF Youth Worlds after winning the girl's title in the Bic Techno 293, finishing ahead of Samantha Sterling and Lara O'Brien.

"To go to my third Youth Worlds is pretty exciting, I'm really looking forward to it," said Gilbert. "Going to two before this one will be a big help and hopefully I can improve on my results."

Full results and photos can be found at http://www.youthchamps.org.au/ and video highlights are at www.youtube.com/YachtingAUS.

Photo: Jock Calvert close to securing the Australian Boys spot for Limassol 2013 c.Dane Lojek Australian Youth Championship, Tasmania, Australia

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