A fantastic week from all of the Western Australian International Optimist Sailing Association sailors competing at the 2023 Musto Australian Optimist Championships! We were thrilled to be represented in Open, Intermediate & Green Fleet.
Congratulations to you all on a fantastic week of sailing in all conditions. All of your determination, perseverance, persistence and courage was displayed and we are very proud of you all!
Thank you very much to Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC for hosting this incredible event. We also appreciated all of the volunteers for their contributions.
Thank you to Jeremy Atkinson, president of AIODA, for facilitating the racing as RO and all of the onshore and offshore volunteers.
Thank you to our awesome coach, Shelley White, your commitment to coaching all of our sailors was very much appreciated. We are grateful for your support throughout the regatta on and off the water.
Thank you to all of the WA parents who provided support for our sailors, not only throughout the regatta but also during the lead up. The trips to training, making sure there was always something to eat and drink - our sailors are very appreciative of you all.
Thankyou to Karin & Tim Cooper for taking all of the WA parents out to watch the action on the water. We are all very grateful for the opportunity to get up close to the action to watch our kids sail.
Finally, thankyou to all of the clubs and coaches (so so many) who prepared and supported our sailors leading up to the nationals Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club Royal Perth Yacht Club Fremantle Sailing Club Nedlands Yacht Club Your help with co-ordinating training sessions, arranging coaching, supplying ribs was awesome.
Congratulations again Team WA - we are so proud: Murray Duthie, Thomas Cooper, Nicholas Cooper, Orlando Ligovich, Lucas Page, Sijia Deng, Alex Eyles and Harry Cooper
Let's go Western Australian International Optimist Sailing Association - South Australia 2024