NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Harry Price of Australia, the world's sixth-ranked skipper, and George Anyon of New Zealand each won two races Wednesday to improve to 7-0 in the Youth Match Racing World Championship at the Balboa Yacht Club. Ettore Botticini of Italy, who shared the opening-day lead with Price and Anyon, lost two races and dropped into third after seven flights of the first of two round robins. Botticini is one point ahead of the two American skippers, Greiner Hobbs of Tampa, Florida, and Charlie Welsh of Newport Beach. Britain's Matt Whitfield also has four points. –Bernie Wilson, the AP's esteemed SoCal sports writer, in his story after today's Day 2 racing, via the AP and the Charlotte Observer. Full story.
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Matt Whitfield (GBR) and Ettore Botticini (ITA) in a tight finish in their match of Day 2 of the Youth Match Racing World Championship hosted by Balboa Yacht Club off Newport Beach, CA.