As we close for day 2 (Sunday, 29th April 2018) of the Newcastle Youth Keelboat Championships we have an opportunity to reflect on our weekend of sailing.
Regatta Coach Nina Long summed up the event as:
“…A collection of capable young sailors who have battled it out over the past two days – it was a delight to be working closely with each of the teams to develop their skills and teamwork as the regatta progressed.”
With 28 young sailors at the club bright and early to rig their boats amidst pouring rain, the Club commends these youth ambassadors on their display of commitment and enthusiasm they showed toward their sailing and their competitors.
“…With teams representing Great Lakes Sailing Club, Mannering Park Sailing Club, Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, Port Hunter 16′ Sailing Skiff Club, Stockton, and Port Stephens Sailing & Aquatic Club Inc., we were overwhelmed by the influx of talent these sailors and families bring with them. It was enlightening to see, that even in the rain, everybody continued to work hard and with a great big smile!
Applications are now OPEN for our Youth Development Program – a training regime for youth applicants building up to state and national youth keelboat regattas against our Sydney peers and support to events further afar! I hope we see some of these same faces return to train with us through the Development Squad.” – Jack Buchan (NCYC Sailing Manager).
Gill Australia topped up the prize pool with caps for our first place getters as well as online store incentives for all sailors on the podium!
1st Place – Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club
Tom Stivano, Chelsea Williams, Thomas Steenson, James Robson
2nd Place – Mannering Park Sailing Club
James Henderson, Nicole Henderson, Kyle Micallef, Bailey Hord
3rd Place – Port Hunter 16′ Sailing Skiff Club, Stockton
Harrison Miller, Isaac Pale, Sam Taylor, George Carr, Linden Nash.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club extends an open invitation to all eligible youth to check out the Youth Development Program to continue their skills development in small keelboats. Visit our webpage for more info:
Alternatively, contact the Sailing Office:
(02) 4940 8188