A few years ago, the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club (HMBYC) decided to move its focus on its youth sailing program. This year, the same efforts were rewarded as the club has been awarded with the 2017 Nimitz Award for its contribution in advancing the youth sailing.
Commodore Scott Pyne said the award has come from the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA), which is made up of Northern California clubs (NCC), predominantly from the Bay Area.
The round robin one in the Youth Match Racing World Championship has come to an end. At the end of the day, the young Australian Harry Price has come on top of the leaderboard. The Youth Match Racing World Championships is hosted by the Balboa Yacht Club. The key match up of the day was between Price and the New Zealander George Anyon. Both of them entered the round robin in great form with no defeats in their first ten matches.
The pre-start was a closely contested one. The round robin had all the thrills of being a very entertaining and exhilarating one. Both the guys were in top form. It was Anyon who gained the upper hand of Price at the final approach to the start line and left it first. Price had to lessen his speed to get clean air. Continue reading