North Qld coach back in action at sailing club
IT’S BEEN all about up-skilling at the Whitsunday Sailing Club thanks to a visit from Yachting Queensland’s North Queensland coach, Danny Fuller.
In his role covering the state from Mackay to Cairns, Fuller tries to visit each club once a year and last weekend it was Whitsundays’ turn.
WSC members were joined by sailors from Mackay for a weekend focused on taking participants to the next level.
A Laser specialist, Fuller coached a number of students specifically in this class.
Jasmin Tickle, Ned Sleight and Cameron Brown, all of whom started sailing in the Optimist class, were taken from junior to senior sailing.
Training ended Sunday afternoon with the Lasers joining the off beach group for windward/leeward course racing.
Fuller said he was im- pressed with the course set up for the competitors, which forced them to cope with the rock wall, moored boats and shifty winds.
In the senior monohull division Ben Urch sailing his MG was first in race one, with Dan Scott second and Johanna and Dennis Winstanley third.
In the second and third races Johanna and Dennis Winstanley were first in their Tasar with Ben Urch second in race 2 and Dan Scott second in the third race. In the Junior Division Aochi Dibbin was first in all three races with Hayley Dibbin in second place.
UP-SKILLED: WSC Off Beach Rear Commodore Luke Mairs is one of the sailors to benefit from Laser training last weekend.