Will Logue and Bram Brakman wrap up win at US Youth Sailing Championships
The International 420 fleet, comprised of 35 teams, came down to the wire in both the boys and girls divisions at the 2015 US Youth Sailing Championships and marked the largest 420 Class event in the USA in over a decate.
The 9-race regatta saw mostly light to moderate breeze for the 35-boat fleet. The regatta was decided on the final run, in the final race, for both boys and girls, to determine who would win and also who would go to Youth Worlds.
Will Logue (Cos Cob, Conn.) and Bram Brakman (Darien, Conn.) held on for a one-point win over Wiley Rogers (Houston, Texas) and Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.). Rogers and Parkin won the ninth and final race, but Logue and Brakman were fourth, which was good enough to seal the win. Logue placed sixth in 2014. Christina Klingler (Darien, Conn.) and Victoria Thompson (Newport Beach, Calif.) moved up from fifth to fourth overall on the final day, capping a strong showing this week. They placed fourth last year as well.
Congrats to Logue/Brakmanwho qualified for the Boy's Dinghy, and Klingler/Thompson qualified for the Girls Dinghy events at the 2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Malaysia at the end of the year.
Catch an interview with Will Logue ahead of the final day's racing: