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Australia will field a team laced with raw talent, discipline and experience at the Youth Sailing World Championships this year,

Australia will field a team laced with raw talent, discipline and experience at the Youth Sailing World Championships this year, with most of the sailors declaring hard work as the biggest requirement to achieving success at Corpus Christi in the US in July.

Australian Sailing is proud to announce the 2018 Australian Youth Team after a thrilling Australian Youth Championships ended at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron on Monday.

The 2018 Australian Youth Team will take on the world’s best young sailors in the US later this year.

Among the squad to represent the nation in Texas will be reigning Youth World Champions in the 420, Otto Henry and Rome Featherstone. Other team members who have competed previously at the major event are 29er crew Henry Larkings and Miles Davey, and windsurfers Hailey Lea and Alex Halank. It will be Halank’s third Youth World Championship.

Those going to their first Youth Worlds are Maddie O’Shea (Laser Radial girls), Zac Littlewood (Laser Radial boys), Alice Buchanan and Dervla Duggan (29er girls), Will Cooley and Evie Haseldine (Nacra 15) and Matilda Richardson and Lily Richardson (420 girls).

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