TEAM AUS and RPAYC Members: Squadron Leader Rob Saunders, Paul Langley, Craig McGrath and Marcus Wilson dominated their heat, and then went on to win the Medal Race in the Elliott 7 sailing event taking out the first gold medal for Australia.
Meanwhile fellow AUS sailors Davin Bretherton won silver and Peter Arbuckle won bronze in the Hansa Dinghy class.
Thousands of fans, including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, witnessed history being made yesterday at the inaugural Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover sailing competition with the stunning Sydney Harbour as the backdrop.
Onlooking spectators admired amazing acts of comradery, sportsmanship, strong competition and plenty of emotion. Congrats to our incredible sailing team and well done to Sailing Sports Competition Manager (& RPAYC Head Coach)Tom Spithill for all of his efforts and thank you to the team of Volunteers, Members & Staff that supported this initiative. Also thankyou to both the CYCA & RSYS who provided many resources and personel to support the inclusion of sailing at the Invictus Games.
Full Story & Pics to come.