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Tel: 61 2 9998 3700

Tash and Annie look towards Tokyo

ANNIE Wilmot and Natasha Bryant do not hide their collective ambition.

The latest Manly Daily Local Sports Star nominees have been sailing together since 2013, winning countless races at state and national level in the 29er class.

The teenagers, who train out of Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club at Newport, are targeting a spot in the Australian team ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

“From the moment we were introduced to each other, we clicked as a team,’’ 16-year-old Natasha said.

“We have competed in three world championships together already and we will only get better.

“Tokyo (Olympics) would be amazing. We’re definitely working towards that.”

Local Sports Star (LSS) nominees Natasha Bryant (16) and Annie Wilmot (18).

Annie was always going to be a competitive sailor.

Her father Bob was the Australian windsurfing champion in 1977, aged just 15.

“I started sailing when I was six,’’ the 18-year-old said.

“Competing with Natasha is always fun – we bring the best out of each other.

“Winning the Youth World Championships last year was amazing, it showed me I can hold my own against anyone.”

Source: Manly Daily 

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The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC is a yacht racing and sailing club based on Pittwater.

The yacht club offers year round inshore and offshore racing, cruising, centreboard dinghy racing, sail training and courses plus has a large marina accommodating up to 352 vessels.

There is also a modern boatyard with comprehensive marine services to help maintain your vessel.

Membership, including family membership is now available.

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