Connells Point Sailing Club hosts final round of 2017 NSW International Optimist Dinghy Traveller's Trophy event

Picture: Lois Wiseman
Picture: Lois Wiseman

Connells Point Sailing Club hosted the final round of the NSW International Optimist Dinghy Traveller’s Trophy event on Sunday with more than 60 competitors aged 8 to 15 attending from all parts of Sydney and Lake Macquarie.

A gentle breeze and strong tide made for tight racing, with sailors from Royal Price Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) filling the podium in the open fleet.

Local sailor Ava Whitten (Georges River Sailing Club) took home the first female skipper prize as well as third in the intermediate fleet. Connells Point representative, Tom Bryden, placed fourth in the intermediate fleet.


Open Fleet:

Daniel Links “The Mighty Muppet” RPAYC

Fletcher Walters “Sketchy” RPYAC

Jonathan Tuite “Better Knot” RPAYC

Intermediate Fleet:

Joel Beashel “CIK Thing” South Lake Macquarie ASC

Dylan Ryan “Wave Runner” South Lake Macquarie ASC

Ava Whitten “Double or Nothin’ “ Georges River SC

Learn to Sail enquiries can be directed to Connells Point Sailing Club


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