The Aon Youth Sailing World Championship has been running and in the girl’s category Greta and Kate Stewart has gained an edge on the overall scores by day three of the championship which was on 19th December 2016. This was a consistent performance by the sisters as they race off the Torbay course in Auckland.
They have gained points to move into second position. They represent New Zealand and the three races that they sailed on the third day saw them having good results in a fleet that consists of 24 boats. Kate states that it is definitely good and advantageous to be among the top five in the races. The girls are happy, but they are not being complacent about their performance. They admit that they cannot afford to lose focus as the remaining days of the competition come on. The points being close, the game has been competitive for all, with the final in Pula being hotly anticipated.
Indeed, the races were conducted on four courses. Being held at the Hauraki Gulf, the sailing conditions faced winds that were blowing in the north and northwesterly direction at speed of eleven to thirteen knots. Harold Bennett was the principal officer of the race and stated that he was happy that the regatta tracked well among all participants.
The first three days saw the races being on schedule as sailing conditions were good. The breeze held up for most of the races which allowed the schedule to go on. Most sailors were happy with the wind conditions as well. They stated that they were able to stay on course as the breeze was steady and less shifty. The events comprise of eight different races with thirteen sailors competing who were on top of their fleets respectively. This was the situation by the end of three days of the five day tournament.