USA Confirm World Youth Team >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News
US Sailing has named the 16 athletes who will represent the nation at the 2021 World Junior Sailing Championships. The 50th edition of the first international youth sailing event will take place December 11-18 in Al-Mussanah, Oman.
The team will travel to Oman with team leader Phil Muller and 2 additional coaches. “Youth Worlds is a really special event because it showcases the best young talent from around the world,” said Muller, recipient of the 2020 American Sailing Development Coach of the Year award. “All of our modern day heroes have been youth world champions before, so we look to this next generation to make their mark.
“We have an extremely strong team of athletes from across the country, stretching from Hawaii to the West Coast, Midwest, East Coast and Gulf Coast. The team’s impressive geographic spread is a testament to our country’s strong commitment to youth sailing as well as the regional programs and coaches who are committed to the growth and development of these athletes and the support they provide. ‘they provided to help them reach the top of their field. . ”
“We are delighted to return to the Youth World Championships with a very strong squad after Covid canceled the 2020 event,” said Leandro Spina, Director of Olympic Development. “We have new faces and new talent on the team and we will welcome FormulaKite to the class roster for the first time in Youth Worlds history.”
The event is open to athletes under 19.
United States World Youth Team 2021:
• Men’s windsurf board (Bic Techno 293+)
JP Lattanzi (Honolulu, Hawaii)
• Windsurfing (Bic Techno 293+)
Danicka Sailer (Honolulu, Hawaii)
• Male single-seater dinghy (ILCA 6)
Chapman Petersen (Fontana, Wisconsin)
• Women’s single-seater dinghy (ILCA 6)
Katharine Doble (Pacific Palisades, California)
• Male / mixed dinghy for two people (i420)
Thomas Sitzmann (Severna Park, MD) / Luke Woodworth (Baltimore, MD)
• Women’s two-person sailing dinghy (i420)
Vanessa Lahrkamp (Rye, NY) / Katherine McNamara (Darien, Connecticut)
• Mixed multihull for two people (Nacra 15)
Kay Brunsvold (Sarasota, FL) / Cooper Delbridge (Englewood, FL)
• Men’s kitesurfing (kite formula)
Noah Zittrer (Seabrook, Texas)
• Women’s kitesurfing (Kite Formula)
Caroline Locke (Fort Pierce, Florida)
• Male single scull (29er)
Ian Nyenhuis (San Diego, CA) / Noah Nyenhuis (San Diego, CA)
• Women’s single scull (29er)
Charlie Leigh (Coral Gables, Florida) / Sophie Fisher (Middletown, RI)
Race Notice: https://sailing.org/tools/documents/YSWC2021NOR30JUN211-.pdf
Event website: http://worldsailingywc.org
About the Worlds of Youth:
First held in Sweden in 1971, the Youth Sailing World Championships are the flagship sailing event for young sailors.
The last Youth Sailing World Championships were held in Gydnia, Poland in 2019, where 409 sailors from 66 countries competed in nine youth events, including the boys and girls divisions of the 29er, 420, RS: X and Laser Radial, as well as the mixed multihull, the Nacra 15.
Notable former winners include American’s Cup skippers Chris Dickson (NZL), Russell Coutts (NZL) and Dean Barker (NZL); Olympic medalists Nathan Outteridge (AUS), Iain Jensen (AUS), Robert Scheidt (BRA), Amelie Lux (GER), Ben Ainslie (GBR), Iain Percy (GBR), Alessandra Sensini (ITA), Elise Rechichi (AUS) and Tessa Parkinson (AUS); and Ocean Race sailors Stuart Bannatyne (NZL) and Richard Clarke (CAN). The most successful junior world champions are Sally Cuthbert (GBR) and Zofia Klepacka (POL), having won four consecutive titles in Laser II and Mistral respectively.
Following the success of its athletes in the 2019 edition, Spain is the current holder of the Nations Trophy, awarded each year to the best performing nation at the Youth Worlds.
Source: World Sailing, US Sailing