Meet Zac West, winner of the 2023 Harken Youth International Match Racing Championship that was held out of Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Australia. Zac and his team of Jameson Prescott, James Hayhoe, Emily Keg, Brooke Wilson represented Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.

Have you thought about getting into match racing? Zac breaks down the basics, highlights what is important on the course, and tell us what’s next on his schedule!

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