Its that time of the year again … AUS Opti sailors are madly training, fine tuning their skills and checking their boats & equipment before packing up to head to the 2018 Gill OptiAUS Championships. The event being held this year in Queensland at the Royal Qld Yacht Squadron on Moreton Bay starting with Teams racing on 3rd January 2018.
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.