Eva puts ex­ams aside to win Bowen re­gatta

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

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.

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