as AOST Assistant Coach supporting Team Head Coach, Grant Alderson - both are heading to Hong Kong for the 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championship. Annabelle will work alongside Grant to support the 10 competitors from AUS. Annabelle comes with an extensive background in Opti's having competed for many years in Australia and in several overseas regattas - a highlight was winning the Optimist Nationals in 2013. Annabelle has moved into 29ers, achieving success winning the 29er Female World title in 2016 and 2017. The 2017 Asians Team will be looking forward
COACH MEDIA REPORT NAM’S 2017 – AUSTRALIAN TEAM
The Aussie team at the North American Optimist Championships in Toronto Canada was well represented by Jamie Bougher, Linus Talacko, Quinn Auricht, Finn McMahon, Lachlan Grogan and Olivia Williams who all made an impressive sight at the opening ceremony where the team marched with their boxing kangaroos as mascots.
OptiAUS works in association with a Host club to conduct an Australian & Open Championship each year. The “Gill OptiAUS 2018” Championships event will be held at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Manly Queensland between 3rd -10th January.
The OptiAUS Committee are looking to work with a suitable operator to provide charter boats & chandlery service to both interstate and international visitors participating in the event.