10 races for 10 wins

Maroochy Weekly - - SPORT -

JAMES Bev­eridge is sail­ing on a high after tak­ing out the Queens­land Youth Cham­pi­onships last week with a per­fect score of 10 wins from 10 races.

The 14-year-old said it was his year this year, win­ning ev­ery re­gatta he has com­peted in to date.

“It has been good, and given me good con­fi­dence,” Bev­eridge said.

He will use this con­fi­dence to sail through to the South Queens­land Sabot As­so­ci­a­tion Na­tional Cham­pi­onship Team Se­lec­tion Tri­als on Oc­to­ber 20 and 21.

The Kawana res­i­dent has been sail­ing for four years and has been pro­gress­ing through the ranks with ease.

“We went on a trip to the Whit­sun­days and my par­ents made me learn to sail,” Bev­eridge said.

“From there I got good at it and started win­ning and just kept on go­ing.”

Bev­eridge trains once a week and nearly ev­ery week­end he is trav­el­ling to com­pete.

“I have been do­ing lots of train­ing and spend­ing heaps of time on the wa­ter, and I have good coaches,” Bev­eridge said.

If se­lected for the na­tion­als, which he has done the pre­vi­ous two years, Bev­eridge hopes to take out the com­pe­ti­tion.

He was placed 39th his first year, a rank­ing of 13th last year and wants to get to the top in Vic­to­ria in De­cem­ber.

Bev­eridge said his ul­ti­mate goal would be rep­re­sent Aus­tralia in an Olympic team, but he would just see where the sport took him.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

FULL SAIL: Sailor James Bev­eridge wins the Sabot State Cham­pi­onship at Yep­poon Youth Ti­tles.

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