The United States Sailing Youth Worlds Team finished a successful meet in Langkawi, Malaysia, where US sailors snatched a win in the boy’s International 420 class and ended in the Top-10 in 4 other classes.
Bram Brakman and Will Logue earned the 1st American gold medal at the world’s top youth regatta since the year 2007, though the America has won 7 silver medals as well as 4 bronze medals in that time span.
US Olympic Sailing’s Managing Director Josh Adams stated that the United States Sailing Youth Worlds Team put on a tough showing for USA youth sailing at ISAF Youth Worlds that took place in Langkawi. Bram and Will sailed a commanding gold-medal job in the 420, and the whole squad contributed to its fifth spot standing in Nations Trophy meet.
420 helmsman Logue was still absorbing the victory after a few hours after coming back on United States. Standing on the podium was quite surreal, and magnificent. All of the contestants were cheering them on as well. The International 420 class as a whole is really close, and the reason that everyone is good friends made it more special.
For Brakman and Logue, consistency was the aim. They attempted to round the first mark in the top 7 every race, and run down as many boats as they could. The wind was very shifty in Langkawi that attempting to win the 1st leg of the race was quite risky. Actually, it was pretty same to Newport where he tends to sail most of the year.