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Published 11:00 on 1 Jul 2022

East Coast Championships 2022
Over the June long weekend, we had an amazing number of WSC sailors represent the club in the East Coast Champs at GRSC. The regatta provided some great racing and a mix of tough conditions for our sailors.

In the Optimist open fleet, WSC made up 10 out of the 27 sailors, representing more than a 1/3 of the fleet. An amazing show of numbers, highlighting the Opti squad's hard work and training over summer and the clubs growing junior program.
  • 1st 11yr old was Stirling McKay;
  • 1st 10yr old was Seb Tucker;
  • Optimist Intermediate fleet Seb Tucker took out 1st place.; and
  • 5 WSC sailors in the first 11 places for the Optimist Open Fleet.

Optimist and Laser full results

In the windfoil, Will McMillan took the podium in 1st overall. We had 5 sailors in the top 10. Amazing numbers and great achievements from the keen windfoilers. Also in the boards, Sean Trew placed 3rd overall in the Techno 293 class.

In the 29er fleet, there were 3 sailors in the top 10. Keizo Tomishima and Connor Warner took out 3rd overall. Congratulations to the 9er fleet.

29er, Windfoil, & Techno full results

Big thanks and congratulations to all who competed, it is great to have such keen and talented young guns!

Following the European circuit
We have been following the many sailors competing in regattas on the European circuit, lots of competitive racing and excellent results are being achieved! Over the first week of June, we had competitors in the Hempel World Cup Allianz Regatta. The Aussies had great success, with many making up places in the medal races. Jack Ferguson took out 8th overall in the 49er.

Sailors are taking the opportunity to train in The Hague where the World Sailing World Championships will be held next year. This event will be the first chance for sailors to qualify for the Olympic Games. Others will be training in Marseille in the south of France, which will be the sailing venue for the 2024 Olympic Games.

The Aussies were back in action for their next regatta, Kiel Week in Germany from the 18th - 26th of June for more racing. There were some strong contenders, and a tough week of racing with many cancelled races due to light wind. Many fleets had up to 100 sailors, making for competitive and busy racing. In the 49ers we had:
  • Jack Ferguson and Max Paul in 24th;
  • Tom Cunich and Miles Davey in 43rd;
  • Otto Henry and Flynn Twomey in 45th; and
  • Ryan Littlechild and Jack Hilderbrand in 62nd;
In the 49FX we had:
  • Olivia Price and Evie Haseldine in 14th; and
  • Mina Ferguson and Madeleine McLeay in 33rd;
Allianz regatta results here
Kiel week results here

Tommy Woodriff - Hells Gate Challenge!

On Saturday the 4th of June, paddler and WSC member Tommy Woodriff, competed in the HELLS GATES Ocean Ski Challenge. The race runs from Mooloolaba to Noosa, with a distance of 38km, and passes the most eastern point of Noosa Heads National Park before finishing on Noosa Main Beach.

Tommy finished the race in under 3hrs, and took away 7th place overall. Amazing achievement, congratulations Tommy.

Results here

NB Sailsports International Finn Dinghy Australian Championship 2022

We look forward to hosting the 2022 International Finn Dinghy Australian Championships

Dates have been confirmed for the 30th of September to the 3rd of October 2022!

Registration is OPEN here!

Term 3 bookings now OPEN!! Early bird offers

Tackers, Teens and Adult programs running in Term 3 are now open and available for booking via the website. We look forward to the days getting longer and warmer, and an action-packed term ahead!

Term 3 bookings here

If you would like to keep your little sailors busy over the school holidays, we have many school holiday camps running over the July & August period catering for all schools. The light breeze is perfect for learning to sail and building on skills there. Teens and Junior camps are also available.

Holiday camp registration

Winter Series resumes - End of season awards coming up

The Winter Series resumes again on the 24th of July after a 3-week break with the Series going well so far with enthusiastic participation. Also coming up on the calendar is the Moth Super Series on the 23 & 24th of July.

Save for the date for Winter Series awards afternoon - Sunday the 7th of August!

Winter Series results

Get your RO and mark lay qualifications

Australian Sailing offers free courses for individuals to get Race Officer and Mark Lay qualifications. If you have some spare time - these are definitely great to have!

Course links below

Club Race Officer

Mark Lay

Info and Resources

If you would like to enquire - reach out to us at [email protected]

Last updated 12:24 on 9 June 2024

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