VICTORIAN SUCCESS AT QUEENSLAND YOUTH WEEK
VICTORIAN sailors have dominated at the OAMPS Insurance Borkers Queensland Youth Week.
Our young sailors were among the best when 160 youths from around Australia and New Zealand converged on the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron earlier this month.
Individual and team results were exceptional, and our sailors took out the trophy for best performing state.
As expected, Australian Youth and Australian National champions James Sly and Andrew Gillies dominated in the 29er class, taking out the series with a low 9 points.
The pair can add the achievement to their many wins, including the OAMPS Victorian Youth Regatta which was held in April this year. Tess Lloyd and Jack Lloyd from Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club and Royal Brighton Yacht Club came a respectable 7th in the class.
The Laser 4.7 class was won by Sorrento's Stephen Collings who took out the series by two points. McCrae Yacht Club's Thomas Vincent and Lachlan Imeneo came 5th and 9th respectively.
Out of a large fleet of 28 competitors, Mordialloc Sailing Club's Cameron Parsons came 12th and Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club's Ben Gray came 13th.
In the Optimist class James McLennan (Black Rock Yacht Club and Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club) dominated, taking out the series with…. Yachting Victoria's youth sailor of the year Lloyd Collings came third.
Black Rock Yacht Club's Eliza Solly was the only Victorian in the Sabot class, coming an impressive third with 24 points.
George Davies and Tim Hannah sailed their way to second in the International 420 class, with Tom Klemens and Stu Baird (Sorrento) in 7th and William Llewelyn and Lewis Duncan (Sorrento and Sandringham Yacht Club) coming 8th.