- 15 MYC Opti sailors
- 8 MYC 420 sailors
- 2 MYC Lasers sailors
Around 30 parents and approx. 6 siblings So around a 60 strong MYC family have had a very fun and busy time in NSW.
Myc coaches also in NSW were Mel Hitchen-haw coaching VIC Optis, Bunny warren coaching VIC 420 fleet We thank them for their great contribution to VIC and MYC sailors
Laser Radial - Belmont 16ft Sailing Club, Newcastle NSW
Congratulations to both Rhett and Tyrone for being in the very HOT Gold Fleet.
6th Rhett Gowans 29th Tyrone Gowans Total Competitors 92
The results in the Radials went down to wire with World Youth Radial Champion Conor Nicholas (WA) just edging out Finn Alexander (NSW) with a win in the final race of the series. Finn, who held a small lead going into the last day, had a costly Rule 42 penalty 100 metres from the finish of race 10 leaving the result open to last race which Conor won. Brody Riley (VIC) was a comfortable 3rd followed by Manami Doi from Japan. Manami was the first woman just one point ahead of Ashley Stoddart (QLD). The full Radial Gold Fleet results are HERE.
420s - Woollhara SC
Congratulations to Nick Sharman and James Grogan 2016 Australian Champions
Congratulations aksi to the Victorian International 420 team - winners of the 2016 Champion Australian State Trophy! A great result for Victoria's sailors and coaches after all the hard work training! A big 'Thank You' to our coaches Johnny Rodgers & Bunny Warren
Stan Austin and Kristian Tipvsky 14th
Sophie Jackson and Ella 15th
Caroline Brown and Jack Purcell 21st
The full 420 results are HERE
Optis - Georges River SC
Seven days of sailing in the Australian National Optimist Championship
Congratulations to Otto Henry, the National Champion (for the second time!)
Our kids had a huge week in last weeks Optimist Nationals sailed on Botany Bay. During the first few days, the weather was atrocious. Our young sailors experienced Opti sailing in gusts over 25 knots and in over 100 mm of rain. Visibility was poor, so much so, a support boat turned on its more powerful lights to show the position of the finish line. The kids got much better avoiding spectacular nose dives and capsizing on the run. Sailing at the end of Kingsford Smith runway also gets interesting. On the last day 3 optimists were laid flat as a 747 flew low overhead. Needless to say the whole week was a big challenge for our relatively young group. They have certainly learnt heaps, and return much more experienced.
15 optimists sailed in the three fleets, with most in open fleet. The qualifying series was sailed in heavy wet conditions, and then the final series was in lighter conditions. So the lighter kids who had a tough few days came back stronger at the end. Matilda Richardson and Jazzy Evenden made it into gold fleet. Lily Richardson had a tough qualifying series, but bounced back to get six in silver and John Faulkner sailed to a good ninth.
MYC did get on the podium in Intermediate and Green Fleets. Millie Evenden won green, winning the same trophy as Tyrone Gowans did in 2009. New member Jeremy Gray won 3rd in Intermediate
Open Fleet - 124 competitors
- Matilda Richardson 48th open gold
- Jasmine Evenden 57th open gold
- Lily Richardson 6th open silver
- John Faulkner 9th open silver
- James Jackson 20th open silver
- Lachie Weber 25th open silver
- Lucy Gray 27th open silver
- Will McKenzie 30th open silver
- Jack Eickmeyer 39th open silver
- Zac Heyes 34th open silver.
Intermediate Fleet - 83 Competitors
- Jeremy Gray 3rd Gold
- Sophie McKenzie 37th Gold
- Mackenzie Heyes 31st Silver
Green Fleet - 46 Competitors
- Millie Evenden 1st
- Henry Heron 30th
The Full Optimist Results are HERE
Well done to all our young athletes and parents on completing a wet long week The Australian youth champs next week and we have a number of MYC members competing
Photo Gallery - Click HERE for the MYC National Champ Photo Gallery.
MYC Rear Commodore