#hyc – Howth Yacht Club's (HYC) Shane Diviney, a former Dublin City University student now based in Australia, was on pit duty for Chris Steele's winning 36 below team in Perth for the Warren Jones Youth Regatta this week.
Steele and his crew from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron beat local skipper Sam Gilmour on a count back after racing in the final was curtailed by light winds.
Steele and his crew of Hamish Hardy, Shane Diviney, Josh Salthouse and Harry Hull were challenged all the way in the testing conditions, being taken to a third race in the quarter-finals by Japan's Kohei Ichikawa. Then in the semi-finals it was Australia's Lachy Gilmour who took them to three races, before he needed a count back to win the final.
The Warren Jones Regatta was hosted by the Royal Perth Yacht Club, and run by Swan River Sailing, and is for sailors under the age of twenty five. The trophy was given in memory of Warren Jones, who was the driving force behind Australia II's famous victory in the America's Cup in 1983.
1 Chris Steele (Royal New Zealand Y.S.)
2 Sam Gilmour (Royal Freshwater Bay Y.C.)
3 Henry Kernot (Jay Griffin) (Cruising Y.C. of Australia)
4 Lachy Gilmour (Royal Freshwater Bay Y.C.)
5 Matt Jerwood (South of Perth Y.C.)
6 Joachim Aschenbrenner (Royal Dansh Y.C.)
7 Kohei Ichikawa (Japan Sailing Federation)
8 Peter Holz (Chicago Match Racing Centre)
9 Sam Ellis (Cruising Y.C. of Australia)
10 Mark Lees (Royal Southern Y.C.)
11 Will Boulden (Royal Freshwater Bay Y.C.)
12 Malcolm Parker (Royal Prince Alfred Y.C.)