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March Wrap up 2022

Published 00:00 on 7 Apr 2022
A wrap up of what our members have been up to, and events at the club in March!

NBSailsports International OK Dinghy Australian Championship 2022

Over the week of the 13th of March to the 18th, the OK dinghy's competed in International Australian Championship regatta for 2022 - Hosted by WSC and supported by NB sailsports. It was a super light week for breeze, but 8 races managed to go ahead. The class comradery throughout the regatta was great, with many social aspects planned throughout the week.

WSC had 5 sailors out of the 33 overall, It was great to see so many interstate competitors join us for the event and provide some tough competition.

  • 1st: Alexander Bijkerk
  • 2nd: Tim Davies
  • 3rd: David Clark
  • 1st Handicap: Erik Thompson
  • 2nd Handicap: Anthony Johnston
  • 3rd Handicap: Blake Russell

Full results


Victorian Optimist State Championships 2022 report
The 2022 Victoria Optimist State Championships held at Sandringham Yacht Club saw a group of 10 WSC sailors in attendance: Jago and Sebastian Tucker, Titouan and Marin Christodoulou, Luca Alexander, Saxon Foggo, Mia Austin, Walter Heeley as well as our friends joining in from Tasmania Ed Steedman and World Championship representative Harry Pilkington.

Given it was a long weekend in Victoria, this regatta stretched over 3 days where a total of 9 races were completed in all fleets.

In the intermediates fleet, Sebastian Tucker had a magnificent performance that would most likely positioned him at the top of the leaderboard would he not have missed the final day. (School camp duties to blame). Marin had a formidable participation in what was his second regatta in Intermediates.

The Open fleet, was comprised of some of the most competitive sailors of Australia 4 of the 5 World Championship qualified sailors competed at this event which only magnified the impressive performance displayed by 11yo Walter Heeley finishing 3rd just behind 2-time National Champion Aiden Simons from VIC and Austin Higgins from SA. Mia Austin also displayed a remarkable performance with a few races at the front of the of the fleet and finishing a very deserved second best girl. Harry Pilkington finished a respectable 6th place and the rest of the team gained very valuable lessons and extra motivation to display when they go back into racing at the NSW State Championships at Pittwater in 1 week time.

Results-apart regattas like this highlight the great camaraderie within our team with sailors and parents helping load and unload the trailer, kids playing and connecting with new interstate friends and learning the most of a new sailing venue.

A big thanks to Sandringham Yacht Club for delivering a world-class regatta, to coach Alex Zimmermann and the WSC families that made this trip possible!

Full results

Australian Waszp Championships 2022

In early march, the Waszp Australian Championships were held in South Lake Macquarie - with a challenging forecast, the podium scorers really put together some fantastic racing. The WSC waszp fleet is growing strongly, with many entering this regatta. Huge congratulations to the below members for their awesome results

  • 1st overall: Keizo Tomishima
  • 2nd: Jack Ferguson
  • 1st Female: Bridget Conrad

Full results


European Circuit

Many Woollahra and Aussie sailors have begun their tour of the European competition circuit in line with upcoming olympic campaigning- The first regatta, the Princess Sofia regatta has begun for sailors, with several aussies already making waves. Sailors Miles Davey and Otto Henry in the 49er, Grae Morris and Will MacMillan in the foiling boards are representing the club whilst over there. France is next on the tour.

Princess Sofia regatta results here

Princess Sofia regatta Day 3 story

18 Footer JJ Giltinan Championships 2022

Many WSC sailors sail and race at the 18 Footers - over the second week of March, the JJ Giltinan (Australian Championships) went ahead in a tricky week of heavy 35+ breeze and lighter days too. Special mention to Woollahra sailors for representing the club and pulling out some awesome results. Harry Price in Rag and Famish in 3rd, Henry Larkins on Balmain Slake in 9th, Thomas Cunich on Noakes Youth in 15th, TIm Westwood on Birkenhead Point Marina in 18th, Alex Marinelli and Tyler Creevey on Appliances Online in 23rd, Hugo Leeming on Lazarus Development in 24th.

Full results here


Sailing Champions League in Newcastle 2022

Our youth Woollahra team on the 26th and 27th of March, headed up to Newcastle for the sailing champions league. There were a few weather challenges over the weekend, with only six out of the nine scheduled qualifying rounds could be sailed, as well as two full series for open and U22s, equating to 27 races over the two days.

The event was well supported by a strong number of clubs from across Asia Pacific, which included former champions Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (2019) and Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (2021), as well as a team from the Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club. Our team, being their first time in the boats and sailing together did an amazing job to pull off 8th Overall and 5th in the under 22 teams. Congratulations to our team - what great club representation.

Regatta write up and results here

Full results

Last updated 04:53 on 23 November 2022

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