Youth sailors fight fierce competition
WHITSUNDAY youth sailors Jasmin Tickle, Eva Lorenz, Brendan Hoffman and Lachlan McConnel, are back from an eventful few days at the 2014 Queensland Youth Championships, hosted by the Keppel Bay Sailing Club.
Jasmine and Eva sailed their 420 Drag Queen throughout the event and fought off serious competition from their southern rivals to finish in a respectable third place.
Brendan and Lachlan sailed their 29’er Murphies Law, but succumbed to light breezes, finishing fifth overall in the Mixed Youth Division.
While they were at the event, the teams were presented with their Queensland Sailing Team uniforms by Olympic sailor John Bertrand, who had just returned from the Olympic sailing selection titles held in Spain.
These two Whitsunday teams will now join many more sailors to compete in Bo- wen on November 8 and 9, in the Port Denison Sailing Club’s 150-year sailing regatta.
The teams will also be hosting an auction on October 24 at the Whitsunday Sailing Club. The aim of the auction is to raise funds that will help with the costs of travelling to the next national titles, which will be held in Western Australia this year.
DRESSED FOR SUCCESS: Whitsunday youth sailors Jasmin Tickle, Eva Lorenz, Brendan Hoffman and Lachlan McConnel, pictured with coach Shane Smith (centre), at this year's Queensland Youth Championships in Yeppoon.