2020 Warren Jones Regatta – Competitor Announcement

2020 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta

Competitor Announcement

 

The 2020 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta will be taking place from Monday, 27 January to Friday 31 January, sailed in Perth Waters for the fourth time and this year, to be hosted by the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.

In 2019, the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta saw a surge of interest in competing in the event with 29 expressions of interest received, with representatives from 7 nations. It was an extremely tough playing field which saw the regatta’s first ever European champions finishing on top of the podium; Jelmer van Beek and his Team Dutch Wave representing the Netherlands from Vereniging Watersport De Twee Provinciën. Luckily for van Beek, this was his last chance to compete in the under-25 event before he would age out and become ineligible to defend his title. Van Beek beat local sailor Will Boulden and his Alpha Racing Team from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club 3-0 in the final, leaving Boulden as the bridesmaid for two years running.

2019 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta

In 2020, the event will celebrate its’ 18th Birthday and will see an even more expansive and elite line up of competitors battle it out in the arena of Perth Waters, right outside the Central Business District and Elizabeth Quay. The Regatta will once again feature as the headliner of the City of Perth Festival of Sail where a range of other local and community events will be held.

Interest to compete in the event in 2020 reached new heights with 30 Expressions of Interest received representing 10 different nationalities. 10 of 12 invitations to compete in the event were distributed today with the acceptance date no later than 29 November 2019.

Congratulations to the following competitors for receiving invitations to compete in the 2020 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta;

 

LOCAL COMPETITORS

  1. Will Boulden from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club

Representing Western Australia  –  currently ranked 33rd

  1. Ethan Prieto-Low from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club

Representing Western Australia  –  currently ranked 104th

 

NATIONAL COMPETITORS

  1. Harry Price from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

Representing New South Wales  –  currently ranked 4th

  1. Tom Grimes from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

Representing New South Wales  –  currently ranked 13th

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS

  1. Nick Egnot-Johnson from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

Representing New Zealand  –  currently ranked 3rd

  1. Matt Whitfield from Penarth Yacht Club

Representing Great Britain  –  currently ranked 22nd

  1. Aurélien Pierroz from Société des régates du Havre

Representing France  –  currently ranked 24th

  1. Rocco Attilli from Centro Velico 3v

Representing Italy  –  currently ranked 30th

  1. Emil Kjaer from the Royal Danish Yacht Club

Representing Denmark  –  currently ranked 39th

  1. Johanna Bergqvist from Gothenburg Royal Yacht Club

Representing Sweden  –  currently ranked 40th

 

View the full list of Expressions of Interest HERE

View the full list of Invitation Recipients HERE

 

QUALIFYING EVENTS

Of the twelve entry positions available, ten have been decided with the remaining two positions left to be decided by two Local Qualifying Events from;

 

Day 2 2019 City of Perth Festival of Sail Warren Jones International Youth Regatta Van Beek

The great interest in competing in the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta in 2019 saw the resurgence of Royal Perth Yacht Club’s Colin Mullins Youth Regatta as a local qualifying event in addition to a qualifying position being allocated to Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club’s JESS Match Cup. This will again be the case in 2020.

 

QUALIFYING EVENT #1

2020 JESS Match Cup hosted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club

17 – 19 January 2020, Sailed in Bakewell White 8s

 

QUALIFYING EVENT #2

2020 Colin Mullins Youth Regatta hosted by Royal Perth Yacht Club

24 January 2020, sailed in Foundation 36s

 

Event Organisers are thrilled with the momentum that the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta continues to gain with the eighteenth edition of the event shaping up to be one of the most exciting yet. Additional details will be provided in the lead up to the 2020 event including announcements of additional elements of the 2020 City of Perth Festival of Sail.

2019 City of Perth Festival of Sail Day 2 Warren Jones Match Racing Clare Costanzo Fusion Racing

2019 City of Perth Festival of Sail Warren Jones International Youth Regatta Bergqvist

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