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2007 Youth Worlds Team

US SAILING will send 9 members of the US Youth World Team to represent the United States at the 2007 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Home of the 1976 Olympic Sailing Competition, the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour will host the regatta from July 12-21, 2007. 

More than 225 of the world's best young sailors from a 52 nations will compete for seven gold medals in the following classes: Singlehanded Laser (boys) and Laser Radial (girls), the doublehanded 29er (boys and girls), the RS:X windsurfer (boys and girls), and multihull Hobie 16 with spinnaker (open).

The 2007 US Youth World Team will be accompanied by Team Leader Kent Haeger (Lake Forest, Ill.) and coaches Brett Davis (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Benjamin Glass (San Francisco, Calif.).

Meet the members of the Team:

NAME :

Anne Haeger

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CLASS:

Laser Radial

POSITION:

Skipper

US Youth World Team:

2007

MEMBER OF:

Lake Beulah Yacht Club/Lake Forest Sailing

HIGH SCHOOL:

Lake Forest High School, class of 2008

AGE:

17

BIRTHPLACE:

Chicago, Ill.

HOMETOWN:

Lake Forest, Ill.

SAILING SINCE AGE:

9

SAILING RESUME:

  • 2nd 2007 Laser Radial North American Championship
  • 6th 2007 Laser Radial Midwinters East
  • 31st 2007 Rolex Miami OCR (2nd American)

NAME :

Luke Lawrence

USA_LukeLawrence_web

CLASS:

Laser

POSITION:

Skipper

US Youth World Team:

2007

MEMBER OF:

Coral Reef Yacht Club

HIGH SCHOOL:

Martin County High School, class of 2009

AGE:

17

BIRTHPLACE:

Hollywood, Fla.

HOMETOWN:

Palm City, Fla.

SAILING SINCE AGE:

6

SAILING RESUME:

  • 19th 2007 Laser Midwinter's East (1st Junior)
  • 50th 2007 Rolex Miami OCR (10th American)
  • 10th 2006 Pan American Games Trials - Laser

NAME :

Oliver Toole

USA_OliverToole_web

CLASS:

29er Boys

POSITION:

Skipper

US Youth World Team:

2007

MEMBER OF:

Santa Barbara Yacht Club

HIGH SCHOOL:

Santa Barbara High School, class of 2010

AGE:

15

BIRTHPLACE:

Santa Barbara, Calif.

HOMETOWN:

Santa Barbara, Calif.

SAILING SINCE AGE:

6

SAILING RESUME:

  • 2nd 2007 US Youth Championships - 29er
  • 1st 2007 Pacific Coast Championship - Club 420
  • 6th 2007 Laser Midwinter's West

NAME :

Willie McBride

USA_WillieMcBride_web

CLASS:

29er Boys

POSITION:

Crew

US Youth World Team:

2007

MEMBER OF:

Santa Barbara YC/Santa Barbara Youth Fdn

HIGH SCHOOL:

San Marcos High School, class of 2008

AGE:

16

BIRTHPLACE:

Santa Barbara, Calif.

HOMETOWN:

Santa Barbara, Calif.

SAILING SINCE AGE:

16

SAILING RESUME:

  • 2nd 2007 US Youth Championships - 29er
  • 4th 2007 Club 420 Midwinter Championship
  • 3rd 2006 US Youth Championships - 29er

NAME :

Emily Dellenbaugh

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CLASS:

29er Girls

POSITION:

Skipper

US Youth World Team:

2006, 2007

MEMBER OF:

Pequot Yacht Club

HIGH SCHOOL:

Joel Barlow High School Class of 2008

AGE:

17

BIRTHPLACE:

Bridgeport, Conn.

HOMETOWN:

Easton, Conn.

SAILING SINCE AGE:

8

SAILING RESUME:

  • 1st 2007 US Youth Championship - 29er

  • 5th 2006 Club 420 Midwinter Championship - 1st female team

  • 1st 2005 U.S. Youth Championship - Club 420

NAME :

Briana Provancha

USA_BrianaProvancha_web

CLASS:

29er Girls

POSITION:

Crew

US Youth World Team:

2005, 2006, 2007

MEMBER OF:

Southwestern Yacht Club

HIGH SCHOOL:

Point Loma High School Class of 2007

AGE:

18

BIRTHPLACE:

San Diego, Calif.

HOMETOWN:

San Diego, Calif.

SAILING SINCE AGE:

8

SAILING RESUME:

  • 1st 2007 US Youth Championship - 29er
  • 5th 2006 Club 420 Midwinter Championship - 1st female
  • 2nd 2005 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF Youth World Championship Double handed Girls
NAME : Eric Raybon USA_EricRaybon
CLASS: Hobie 16
POSITION: Skipper
US Youth World Team: 2007
MEMBER OF: Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club
HIGH SCHOOL: Red Bank Regional, Class of 2009
AGE: 16
BIRTHPLACE: New Brunswick, N.J.
HOMETOWN: Shrewsbury, N.J.
SAILING SINCE AGE: 5

SAILING RESUME:

  • 2nd Place US SAILING Youth Multihull Championship
  • 6th 2006 Hobie 16 Youth North American Championship
  • 4th 2006 Hobie 16 Sharky's Cup
NAME : Jason Bilow USA_JasonBilow_web
CLASS: Hobie 16
POSITION: Crew
US Youth World Team: 2007
MEMBER OF: Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club
HIGH SCHOOL: Red Bank Regional, Class of 2009
AGE: 16
BIRTHPLACE: Long Branch, N.J.
HOMETOWN: Shrewsbury, N.J.
SAILING SINCE AGE: 12

SAILING RESUME:

  • 2nd Place US SAILING Youth Multihull Championship
  • 6th 2006 Hobie 16 Youth North American Championship
 
NAME : Jimi Sobeck USA_JimiSobeck_web
CLASS: RS:X Boys
POSITION: Skipper
US Youth World Team: 2006, 2007
MEMBER OF:
HIGH SCHOOL: West Hampton Beach High School Class of 2008
AGE: 17
BIRTHPLACE: Sherman, Conn.
HOMETOWN: East Quogue, Conn.
SAILING SINCE AGE: 10

SAILING RESUME:

  • 5th 2007 RS:X Midwinter Championship
  • 3rd 2006 RS:X Midwinter Championship
  • 2nd 2005 8.5 Meter Class National Championship