North Qld coach back in ac­tion at sail­ing club

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

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.

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