Dad, daugh­ter duo take on the world

Southern Telegraph - - Sport -

Kwinana daugh­ter and fa­ther duo Han­nah and Paul Corn­well will set sail in Syd­ney in De­cem­ber, rep­re­sent­ing Aus­tralia at the

18th Mir­ror Dinghy Sail­ing World Cham­pi­onships.

Eight-year-old Han­nah, who has been sail­ing for about a yearand-a-half, will com­pete with her dad in their small clas­sic mir­ror dinghy.

The Mir­ror Dinghy Sail­ing World Cham­pi­onships is de­signed to give par­ents the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in a sport with their child, with up to

12 days of com­pet­i­tive sail­ing and a va­ri­ety of fam­ily-friendly so­cial events.

Mr Corn­well said the sail­ing event would also be a test of en­durance.

“It’s an eight-day re­gatta, so for a small child it’s pretty ful­lon,” he said.

“There are three races per day

right in the mid­dle of Syd­ney Har­bour.

“It’s also big boat fleet — there will be about 50-60 boats on the start line, which is more than she’s ever seen.

“But it will be fun.”

Fam­i­lies from Aus­tralia, New Zealand, Canada, Ire­land, United King­dom, Nether­lands, South Africa and Swe­den will take part.

The com­pe­ti­tion kicks off on De­cem­ber 31.

Kwinana's Paul and Han­nah Corn­well will rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the World Mir­ror Dinghy Sail­ing Cham­pi­onships in De­cem­ber.

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