Eva puts exams aside to win Bowen regatta
FOR Eva Lorenz, taking part in the weekend’s Bowen Regatta was a refreshing break from preparation for final exams.
Eva, a veterinary science student at Townsville’s James Cook University, is well known in off the beach sailing circles, having competed successfully in numerous State and Australian champion- ships in the Optimist and 420 dinghy classes.
Last weekend Eva borrowed a Laser dinghy and proved her versatility by winning the Laser division at the popular offbeach regatta.
She was accompanied by other regulars on the local offbeach sailing scene including Sean O’Regan, who was determined to compete despite be- ing unwell, and showed his expertise by rounding the first mark of the course in first place.
The Whitsunday Sailing Club’s off-beach rear commodore Luke Mairs also sailed in the regatta, featuring Optimists, Lasers, Arrow catamarans and 505s, whose skippers came from all over North Queensland to compete.
LOCAL TALENT: Whitsunday off-beach sailors Tristram Mairs, Dan Townsend, Michael and David Chengody, Shannon Hart, Luke Mairs, Eva Lorenz and Jasmin Tickle.