After being runner-up a year ago, Jeffrey Peterson (USA) and his team of Max Brennan, Scott Mais, and Sammantha Hemans claimed the 2022 Youth Match Racing World Championship title on July 19-23 in Pornichet, France.
“World Champion, those words sound incredible!” noted Petersen. “Looking back, we finished second last year against another American team, on home waters in California, and that was a bitter pill to swallow. So, to win here feels a bit like our redemption.
“We threw everything we had at it. We didn’t get off to a very good start in our competition, but my crew has been really incredible. They’ve given their absolute all and all credit to them. I couldn’t be prouder of them! We’re really happy to have pulled this off for the United States and for our club, and to be able to keep this title in the USA! We’re really stoked and grateful.”
Peterson was third among the 12 teams in the qualifying round robin series, advancing to the Final after wins over Riccardo Sepe (ITA) in the Quarter Finals and Timothée Rossi (FRA) in the Semi Finals. The other finalist, Marius Westerlind (SWE), was no match as Peterson shut him out 3-0…