Darwin Sailing Club
Australian Maid Youth Match Racing Regatta

Australian Maid Youth Match Racing Regatta

Regatta Documents:

The Darwin Sailing Club is proud to announce the second annual Australian Maid Youth Match Racing Regatta which will be held at DSC from Tuesday 3rd July to Saturday 7th July 2018

The event has been granted World Sailing Grade 3 status. The regatta is by invitation to crews of 4 or 5, who have not reached their 23rd birthday on or before 1st July 2017. DSC is hoping to build on the success of the inaugural  event in 2017.

Not more than ten teams will be invited to attend the regatta. Applications for invitation must be submitted via the on-line application form.

The regatta will be sailed on Fannie Bay in the DSC's fleet of Elliott 7 keelboats. The build quality ensures evenly matched performance.

The courses will be standard match racing windward/leeward configuration. Every team will race each other team in the round-robin format, followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals series, ensuring a true test of match racing in all conditions.

DSC are committed to providing a well conducted event with most of the race management and umpire team from the successful 2017 event returning for 2018.

Competitors will compete for the ‘Australian Maid’ perpetual trophy, named after Dr Jon Wardill’s boat. For 26 years, Jon and ‘Australian Maid’ provided an unparalleled opportunity for Northern Territory youth sailors to compete in international keelboat competition, at regattas in Australia, Asia, Europe, UK, and North America.

The regatta is a key component of the DSC’s policy to develop high level sailing skills and teamwork and to maintain engagement of youth.

DSC members and staff are pleased to offer accommodation to any invited international or interstate teams during the regatta.

Regatta Documents:

Application for entry invitation

Notice of Race

List of competitors

Regatta Documents: Finn Tapper - CYCA (NSW)

Regatta Documents: Patrick Harris - RNZYS (NZ)

Regatta Documents: James Farquharson - RPAYC - (NSW)

Regatta Documents: Charlotte Griffin - RSYS - (NSW)

Regatta Documents: Will Drew - RFBYC (WA)

Regatta Documents: Jed Cruickshank - DSC (NT)

Sailing Instructions

Live Results, Teams and Program

Final Placings:

  • 1.Patrick Harris              RNZYS
  • 2.Finn Tapper                CYCA
  • 3.James Farquharson   RPAYC
  • 4.Jed Cruickshank        DSC
  • 5.Will Drew                   RFBYC
  • 6.Charlotte Griffin         RSYS


2017 Gallery


Proposed Event Schedule 

Tuesday 3rd  July 2018

0930 – 1600 hrs Registration & Crew Weigh-in

1300 - 1500 hrs Practice Session 1

1500 – 1700 hrs Practice Session 2

1800 hrs Teams Briefing & Media Conference

1830 hrs Welcome Function

Wednesday 4th – Friday 6th July 2018

0800 hrs Breakfast – Waterfront Bistro

0830 hrs Briefing & Boat Draw

0955 hrs First Warning

ASAP after racing Skipper Media Conference & Umpires Debrief

Saturday 7th July 2018

0800 hrs Breakfast – Waterfront Bistro

0830 hrs Briefing & Boat Draw

0955 hrs First Warning

1630 hrs (approx.) No race start after this time

ASAP after racing Skipper Media Conference & Umpires Debrief

1800 hrs Awards Ceremony and Dinner


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