Brunswick’s Jack Parkin, part of Team USA’s U-19 sailing contingent, won the 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. Parkin, sailing with national teammate Wiley Rogers in the Boys 420-Class, won the challenging five-day event by navigating past 24 other teams from across the globe.
Brunswick senior Jack Parkin, along with 12 other Americans in the U-19 age group, are racing in the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. The five-day Championship begins on Friday, December 16.
While oil and water are immiscible, senior Jack Parkin proves soil and water can be an excellent combination. In late October, Parkin, a member of the U.S. Junior National sailing team, raced in the ISA high school singlehanded national championship in Galveston, Texas. The following day, he was competing for Brunswick’s cross country team in the FAA championship. In both events, Parkin finished in sixth place overall.
At the NESSA Singlehanded Sailing Championships, hosted by the Norwalk Yacht Club, Jack Parkin took first place, while teammate Alex Morgan finished eighth. Parkin, the recipient of the Healy Trophy for winning the event, advances to the national championship in Galveston, Texas, in late October.