Many Thanks to parents and the young sailors themselves for the following report —
MSC was represented by 3 sailors at the 2019 Queensland Coaching Clinic and Youth Championships - Joy and Cody in their Optimist and Riley in his Laser 4.7.
The first day went to the "stink" literally, as the club had to change the venue (2 km up the road just next to the caravan park) due to a trawler in the river hitting a sewage pipe.
On Thursday (first day of racing) we all migrated back to the club as we received the all clear. Kids sailed straight to the course from our temporary outpost and their sponsors worked there magic to logistically move all trolleys, bags etc. At the end of the day it was nice to give the boats a good wash down and get rid of the sand!
Many lessons were learnt, with Riley receiving two "U" flag disqualifications in the opening 2 races, making his goal of a top ten finish just out reach finishing twelve in a very competitive fleet of 24.
Joy - I always look forward to the youth championships in Yeppoon. It’s a challenging but fun championship. I love sailing out into the surf.
Cody - Cody had an awesome week. The Optimist coaches were fantastic with a lot of learning, and a bunch of new friends being the main memories to takeaway from the event. Having only just begun competing at intermediate level, Cody was happy with his 8th position.
It has been a wonderful week, where all of our sailors have grown, learnt a lot and made new friends.
Click Images to enjoy the Gallery from Yeppoon.
Thanks to Parents, Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Australian Sailing for the pics.