Kingston, Ontario – The 49er Junior World Championships (under 23) began Friday in Kingston, Ontario. Rising senior Malcolm Lamphere is competing in the event which will host sailors from five different countries.
Last week, the 49er class, which is the men's Olympic double-handed skiff class, held the North Americans in the same venue. Recent grads Ian Barrows '17 and Mitchell Kiss '17 finished sixth, just two points out of the top five. This was the pair's first regatta together since their graduation and was a success as they were the second place boat from the United States, trailing a team that has had much more experience in the boat.
Lamphere is sailing the junior worlds with a new skipper, a graduate of Brown University. The duo will look to finish well at the worlds while improving their communication, coordination and boat handling skills which are essential for new pairs to work on.
Conditions are forecasted to be a very classic Kingston weekend, with winds from the southwest at twelve to twenty-five knots.
Find scores online at http://49er.org/event/2017-junior-world-championship/
Report filed by Nic Baird '19, Yale Sports Publicity