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Michelle Lahrkamp and Gabriella DelBello win the U.S. Youth Sailing Championship in the Doublehanded Dinghy - International 420.

 

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (June 27, 2018) – Boat speed mixed with patience and finesse proved to be the key ingredients to victory for this year’s newly crowned and celebrated Youth Champs. The 2018 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, hosted by the Carolina Yacht Club, came to a conclusion on Wednesday following three days of racing from Wrightsville Beach, N.C.
 

Doublehanded Dinghy – International 420

The New York based team of Michelle Lahrkamp (Rye, N.Y.) and Gabriella DelBello (Bedford, N.Y.) closed out a successful regatta to win the Championship by 14 points. Sarah Burn and Patricia Gerli moved up from third to second on the final day and Lachlain McGranahan (Sewickley, Pa.) and Declan McGranahan (Sewickley, Pa.) moved to third place overall.
 

Final Standings – Top 5
3 races Sunday; 3 races Monday; 2 races Wednesday

1. Michelle Lahrkamp/Gabriella DelBello, American YC/LISOT, – 2 – 2 – 2 – 1 – (3) – 1 – 3 – 2 ; 13
2. Sarah Burn/Patricia Gerli, VMG Racing, BHYC/MYC, – 7 – 4 – (13) – 2 – 1 – 2 – 1 – 10 ; 27
3. Lachlain McGranahan/Declan McGranahan, VMG Racing , – 1 – 1 – 1 – 8 – 6 – 6 – 8 – (UFD-20) ; 31
4. Maddie Hawkins/Yumi Yoshiyasu, VMG/Outfit Sailing/Annapolis YC, – 9 – (13) – 5 – 4 – 8 – 5 – 4 – 1 ; 36
5. Justin Callahan/Mitchell Callahan, VMG/Outfit Sailing, – (11) – 9 – 11 – 10 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 9 ; 48