Brothers fight it out for Off Beach honours
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.
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.