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Torvar Mirsky to defend International Warren Jones Memorial Youth Trophy
Fremantle skipper Torvar Mirsky will be back this year to defend his position as the current holder of the International Warren Jones Memorial Youth Trophy, against a line-up of world class young skippers.
It has been a fruitful year for the young Western Australian, who has climbed from 48th on the world ranking ladder this time last year, to 11th at the last count, one step down from his best in October last year.
Mirsky is under no illusion as to the task ahead of him if he wants his name on the trophy for the second time. “I’d say it’s going to be one of the toughest Warren Jones Regattas to win,” he commented recently.
His caution regarding his chances of a second win in the Warren Jones Regatta is based on the unforgiving format of the series. “There’s no semi-final or quarter-final, if you have a bad round robin you’re out. Lose a few races at the start and your regatta could be over,” he said.
The young Fremantle sailor is the highest ranked skipper ever to contest the Warren Jones Regatta, and owes his climb up the ladder to successes in
This has helped him and his team to greatly widen their experience, and mature as match racers, “we were racing an older generation of match racer in
More recently he finished a very creditable fifth in
The line-up of talent for this, the 6th Warren Jones Youth Regatta, includes another past winner,
Overseas skippers from
It is 25 years ago this year that Australia II won the
This regatta in his memory is suitably a match racing event, with skippers going head to head in a series that will hopefully help them onto the international circuit.
Name Country Club Ranking
Torvar Mirsky AUS RPYC 11
Keith Swinton AUS SoPYC 34
Adam Minoprio NZL RNZYS 46
Laurie Jury NZL RNZYS 49
Evan Walker AUS CYCA 55
Simone Ferrarese ITA CVB 58
Phil Robertson NZL RNZYS 64
Robert Gibbs AUS RPYC 73
Stuart Pollard AUS RSYS 107
John Back SWE GSYS 117
Tom Spithill AUS RPAYS 201
Nick Deussen AUS CYCoSA 1334