Sailors make Olympics team

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Olympic dream will be­come a re­al­ity for two Fre­man­tle Sail­ing Club mem­bers.

470 class sailors Jaime Ryan and Car­rie Smith, the 10th ranked pair in the world, have been named in the Aus­tralian sail­ing team to com­pete at this year’s Rio Olympics.

It will be a fam­ily af­fair for Ryan, with brother Will also se- lected for the Aus­tralian team.

Smith said it was a spe­cial mo­ment for them, as both would be at­tend­ing their first Olympics.

“It’s some­thing I have dreamt about since I was a lit­tle kid re­ceiv­ing my first ever boat,” she said.

“Jaime and I were ri­vals in the youth classes which is very funny.

“We have good mem­o­ries and I think that makes us stronger and bond more as a team.

“It made us bet­ter sailors and good friends so some­thing to look back at now and have a laugh.”

The Olympics kick off on Au­gust 5.

Pic­ture: Bernardi Bi­biloni

470 class sailors Car­rie Smith and Jaime Ryan in ac­tion.

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