If Scott Sinks and Rebecca McElvain weren’t already on your list of young sailors to watch out for, the Yacht Racing Union of Southern California is making sure that they are now. Together, Sinks and McElvain are an unstoppable pair.
This past weekend, 17 SDYC junior sailors made their way up the coast to the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, where they represented SDYC at the 2014 Turkey Day Regatta. The annual regatta featured nearly 300 sailors competing in 21 classes.
SDYC's Jake La Dow will team up with Chris Raab at the US Sailing Championship of Champions, sailed in Thistles this year on Lake Erie. All helmsmen have qualified for this event by winning a 2013 or 2014 one-design class National, North American, or World Champ.
The final day of the U.S. Team Racing Championship ended up being a half day of sailing due to a complete wind shutdown. However, the fleet completed enough races to count Gold Round Robin 3 and crown Ladies and Gentlemen as the back-to-back Team Racing Champions.
The US Youth Championship regatta is hosted every year in August. To be able to compete in this event you must fill out an application with all of your top results. My crew, Charlie Miller, and I [Andy Reiter] were lucky enough to be accepted into the US Youth Championships in the Club 420 class.
Over the past summer I had the privileged opportunity of attending Laser Nationals in San Francisco Bay from July 31st to August 3rd. I greatly appreciate the support of the San Diego Yacht Club in preparation and support for this major event.