ABYC Juniors Excel at US Youth Sailing Championships:
ABYC was represented by 3 sailors competing last week at the US Youth Champs in Wrightsville Beach, NC.
Roxy and Charlie Snyder competed in the 29er class and Joseph Hou in the Laser class. After a tragic loss of their mast on the pre-race day, the Snyder sisters showed a lot of character to rebound and finish out the event strongly. For their determination and spirit they were awarded the Dave Perry Sportsmanship trophy (see pic and article below). If anyone knows these girls you know they have a lot of fight and never give up.
Joseph Hou continued his winning streak, handily winning the Laser Full Rig fleet (Last year Joseph won the Laser Radial Fleet). Joseph is on the US Youth Development Team and represents ABYC and NHYC. Joseph will be attending Yale in the Fall. Also recent LB Poly High School graduate from CBYC, Cameron Feves placed 3rd place in the Laser Full Rig Fleet.
Congratulations to all of these sailors and all of us at ABYC should be proud of these young sailors.
To: Alamitos Bay Sailing Foundation:
My sister and I want to thank you so much for your help and financial support to give us the opportunity to travel to North Carolina and compete in Youth Champs. At this regatta we ran into a big issue. On the practice day (day before the regatta) it was blowing about 20 knots with big swells. When coming in we capsized, and while riding the boat up our mast snapped. The reason for snapping our mast is still undetermined. Due to breaking our mast my sister and I were unable to sail the first day but were able to find a mast and compete the rest of the week against the top youth 29er sailors in the U.S. With a day of racing taken from us, we were left with results that showed hard work through only 6/10 races. Voted by the coaches, judges, and sailors we were award the sportsmanship award.
Roxy and Charley Snyder