Broth­ers fight it out for Off Beach honours

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

DUE to the wild weather, which set­tled into Air­lie Beach over the week­end, there wasn’t any racing in the Off Beach di­vi­sion at Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club.

How­ever, with only one week left for the Win­ter Se­ries, the cur­rent stand­ings are very tight.

In the ju­nior di­vi­sion, Zac Sleight holds an 11-point lead over Erin Ap­ple­gate, but with 12 points up for grabs, a win in the se­ries is still there for the tak­ing.

In the se­nior di­vi­sions, it’s just as tight, with big brother Ned Sleight hold­ing a one point deficit to James Adams, with a large gap back to Stu­art Ap­ple­gate.

With the Queens­land Youth Cham­pi­onship ap­proach­ing in July, the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club is ar­rang­ing for in­ter­na­tional laser sailor Malo Le­seigneur to pro­vide a day of coach­ing for the up-and-com­ing sailors.

The club is also hop­ing to at­tract other coaches from around the state to pro­vide ad­di­tional sup­port for the re­gion’s up and com­ing com­pet­i­tive sailors.

Photo Peter Car­ruthers.

LASER RAC­ERS: (front) Jack Opie, Erin Ap­ple­gate, Bon­nie Syme, Seabrea Mil­liken, Zac Sleight, (back) Joe Kelly, James Adam, Stu Ap­ple­gate, Dick Emery, Ned Sleight and Ben Mor­gan af­ter their Off Beach race last month.

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