Consisting of four days of match racing, youth teams (under 23) compete each year for the Rockin’ Robin Perpetual Trophy — They race on the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Elliott 7 performance keelboats with a crew of four or five, supported by perennial title sponsor Harken Australia.

Australian Ethan Prieto-Low took top honors at the 2022 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship, held November 17-20 in Pittwater, Australia. Too much wind on the final day kept the ten teams ashore, with final placing based on the team’s Round Robin results and placings in the Semifinals.

Second place went to Max Paul (AUS) and third to Max Brennan (USA) and his crew Peter Sangmeister (a certified Blockhead), Morgan Pinckney, and Mark Murray.

2022 Results
1. Ethan Prieto-Low (AUS) — $1300 in prizes money (!!!)
2. Max Paul (AUS) — $750 in prizes money
3. Max Brennan (USA) — $550 in prize money
4. Marcello Torre (AUS)
5. Josh Hyde (NZL)
6. D’Arcy Kemp (AUS)
7. Brayden Hamilton (NZL)
8. Daniel Kemp (AUS)
9. Chelsea Williams (AUS)
10. Kevin Le Dreau (FRA)

Presented by the Chief Umpire, the ‘Umpires’ Award is new for 2022  — This year, the team with the youngest skipper, Kevin Le dreau (FRA), took home the special award and $400 in prize money.

Established in 1992, the Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship has grown into a world-renowned international youth event. The event has proven to be a fine training ground for outstanding young sailors who have gone on to sail in the America’s Cup, World Match Racing Tour, Volvo Ocean Race, World Championships and Olympics.

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