This August I (Will), one of the young instructors at Manly Sailing, travelled to Noumea, New Caledonia with a team representing the RPAYC youth development squad for the 2023 Aircalin Match Racing regatta.
The event was raced in J70 sport boats with teams from Australia, New Zealand, France and New Caledonia competing.
It was a very tough regatta, the team’s first international match racing event, against some of the best match racers in the world. We learnt heaps and sailed really well. It was a great experience and I would love to go back next year!