Youth Worlds Qualification Kicks Off in Texas

Today is the first day of racing for BC 29er athletes at the qualification regatta for Youth Worlds. The Worlds will be held July 14-21 in Corpus Christi, Texas, and BC is has a strong squad vying for the boys and girls spots.

The teams of Marla Bergmann and Fanny Vindeløv as well as Georgia Phillips and Hannah Smith of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club will represent BC in the girls division, and teams Fraser Buck and Zach Spicer as well as Henrik Parker and Joshua Smithman will compete for the boys berth.


While many of us have been huddling in our warm and dry homes, or, better yet, exploring BC’s winter sport options on the slopes, these teams have been hard at work.  Many of these athletes just recently competed at the Worlds in Hong Kong in January – a somewhat challenging and blustery event by all accounts.  Now they will compete against fellow team members, as well as 29er teams from across Canada for the chance to represent their country this July.

For full results and updates, follow along here: 2018 Youth Worlds Qualifier