Tasmanian sailors interstate
by Richard McMinn
Tasmanian sailors have performed very well at interstate regattas with our youth sailors performing very well at the Australian Youth Championships in Sydney. Angus Calvert has picked up where his older brother, Jock, left with a convincing win in the Techno 293. Chloe Fisher and Jasmin Galbraith came third in the female 29ers, Will Sargent and Max Gluskie came third and fourth respectively in the Laser 4.7s and Sam King came 9th in the Laser Radial.
Lauderdale sailor, Bruce Rose narrowly missed out on defending his national Paper Tiger title, coming 2nd. Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania member Rob Gough came 2nd in the Moths’ Australian Championship in Perth.
Junior sailors have also done well with Tasmania winning the Tillet Trophy at the International Cadet Australian Championship. Sandy Bay Sailing Club sailors made up the majority of the top 10, finishing 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th. All six of these boats have been selected for the Australian team to go to the next World Championship in Argentina. Another Sandy Bay sailor, Rupert Hamilton, has also made it into a national team in the optimists with an 11th place in the national titles. In the Sabots Brendan Crisp came 5th.