10 races for 10 wins
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.
FULL SAIL: Sailor James Beveridge wins the Sabot State Championship at Yeppoon Youth Titles.