WARREN JONES REGATTA
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (NZL) | WORLD RANKING: #3
Nick Egnot-Johnson returns to Perth for his last Warren Jones International Youth Regatta. Nick and his KNOTS Racing team from across the ditch at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have competed several times at the Warren Jones, progressively getting closer to finishing at the top: 8th Place is 2018, 4th Place in 2019 and 2nd in 2020. Nick has just come off a big win taking out the finals of the World Match Racing Tour, making him & KNOTS Racing the 2022 World Match Racing Champions. Will Nick back up his revent win at his last chance to take home the Warren Jones title?
CYCA YOUTH SAILING ACADEMY
CRUISING YACHT CLUB OF AUSTRALIA (AUS) | WORLD RANKING: #22
Tom Grimes has spent a decent amount of time on the Foundation-36s over the years, after competing in numerous Warren Jones Regattas representing the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Tom returns to Perth to compete in his final Warren Jones and is no doubt hoping to continue the CYCA legacy that Harry Price has set with his dual Warren Jones Regatta titles in 2018 & 2020. Rounding out Tom’s team is twin sister & recent J70 Nationals winner, Jess Grimes, recent Etchell National winner, George Richardson, ex youth mtach racing world champ, Nick Rozenaurs, 49er Australian Sailing Team sailor, Simon Hoffman and local legend Pia Hooper.
SWAN RIVER SAILING TEAM
ROYAL FRESHWATER BAY YACHT CLUB (AUS) | WORLD RANKING: #101
Local sailor Ethan Prieto-Low, representing Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, will be competing in his 6th consecutive Warren Jones Regatta in 2023. With constant improvement and dedication, the team continues to develop and finesse their match racing skills. Ethan and his Swan River Sailing Team have added a couple of titles to their name, including the 2022 RPAYC Harken International Youth Match Racing Regatta and the 2022 DBS Marina Bay Cup in Singapore. Rounding out the Swan River Sailing Team are George Boulden, Adam Brenz-Verca, Raff Torre and & Louis Schofield.
ROYAL PRINCE ALFRED YACHT CLUB (AUS) | WORLD RANKING: #117
Alistair Read is heading over to Perth for his first appearance at the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta in 2023. Gaining experience in match racing, with a 2nd at the 2021 Hardy Cup & 2nd at the 2021 Ecostore Match Racing Regatta, Alistair is gaining momentum! With experience across several other classes including Etchells, Farr 40s & MC38s, Alistair will be bringing a mixed crew over to the West for this year’s Warren Jones. Juliet Costanzo has competed in the last two Warren Jones Regattas, is a 2022 Australian Women’s Match Racing Champion and has competed in the Women’s World Match Racing Tour where her team took out the 2022 event held in Corfu. Antony Hawke owns the title of Youth Ocean Sailor of the Year at the 2022 CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards. Rounding out the team is D’Arcy Kemp, Daniel Kemp & Hugo Butterworth, all with extensive yachting experience, including offshore competitons like the 2022 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race.
GAGE ROADS SAILING TEAM
ROYAL FRESHWATER BAY YACHT CLUB (AUS) | WORLD RANKING: #187
Marcello Torre at 21 years of age is an extensively experienced Warren Jones Regatta sailor! Making his fourth consecutive appearance as a skipper at the Regatta in 2023, after also crewing for a few years in his teens, Marcello is one to keep an eye on. Since is last Warren Jones appearance, Marcello has changed up his crew and gained additional match racing experience interstate and abroad. The team are looking forward to seeing how they have improved and stack up against the high level competitors at the Warren Jones Regatta in 2023. Joining the new look Gage Roads Sailing Team with Marcello at this year’s Warren Jones are Owen Ready, James Hackett, Nathan Gulliksen & Hamish Vass.
ROYAL SYDNEY YACHT SQUADRON (AUS) | WORLD RANKING: #466
Max Paul is travelling over to the West for his first time competing at the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta. An accomplished 49er sailor in his own right, Max finished 2nd in the Under-23 World 49er Championships in 2022. Max has also been working up the ranks in the local Match Racing scene, taking home 2nd at the 2022 Hardy Cup & 2nd at the RPAYC Harken Youth Match Racing Regatta in 2022. Brooke Wilson, Jameson Prescott & Zac West will join Max as he ventures over to the west, with his final two crew members currently still under wraps.
AKAMAI RACE TEAM
ROYAL FRESHWATER BAY YACHT CLUB (AUS) | WORLD rANKING: #474
20 year old Lucy Alderson, local sailor from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club will be leading the Akamai Race Team – an all female sailing team of seven. The notice of race rules were adapted in 2018 based on the 65kg average for females in women’s match racing to allow for a more inclusive approach at the Warren Jones Regatta. As such, teams of all female crews are allowed up to 476kg in combined weight a total maximum number of crew being seven. Sailing with Lucy at their first Warren Jones Regatta are Rosie Rowell, Matilda (Tilly) Rowell, Sophie Townes, Mia Lovelady, Jess Tavener and Chelsea Williams.
TU KAHA RACING
ROYAL new zealand YACHT SQUADRON (AUS) | WORLD RANKING: #978
21 year old Braedyn Denney will make his first appearance at the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta in 2023. The next generation skipper and his team are hungry, determined sailors with strong dinghy roots who ahave been looking for more intense, tactical racing, which is why they are getting their teeth stuck into the discipline of match racing. Tu Kaha Racing consists of sailors from Auckland, Tauranga & Wellington. Joining Braedyn for their first time at the Warren Jones in Perth are Mason Mulchay, Luc Gladwell, James Bichener, Cody Coughlan & Chloe Salthouse.
ROYAL PERTH YACHT CLUB (AUS) | WORLD RANKING: #NR
Also making their Warren Jones Regatta debut is 17 year old skipper Antun Janekovic and his team representing host club, Royal Perth Yacht Club. Sailing with Antun at their very first Warren Jones Regatta are Issac Biczo, Lawson McAullay, Juraj Janekovic and Lachlan Hawkins.