The NSW Optimist Association ran their Travellers Trophy Series 1 at Georges River Sailing Club over the June long weekend, with invited classes of Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, 29ers, 420, Nacra 15, RS-X and Bic Techno, as well as the popular Optimist fleets.
Racing was held with two course areas for the fleets. Optis, Lasers and 420’s were on Course Area A, and 29ers, Nacra’s and boards were on Course Area B.
The wind was very light for this regatta ranging from 0 to 5 knots for most of the three days. Included abandoned races, timed out sailors, shortened races and races that ended as a driftathon in the tide. RPAYC was well represented in most of the fleets of the Optimist, Lasers, 29ers and Nacra 15’s. Full results can be found at the following link:- http://sailingresults.com.au/ScoreItV2/Public/Templates/Default/index.php?event_id=851
Results for RPAYC were:-
- Eliott Verhaeghe - = 3rd
- Eva Attwood – 5th
- Markus Sampson – 9th
- Walter Tuite – 10th
- Olivia Williams – 11th
- Albie Brown – 13th
- Will Troop – 20th
- Charlie Byford – 29th
- Kye Williams – 32nd
- Bayley Taylor – 5th (with 2 race wins)
- Ellis Merrit / Oscar Verity – 3rd (with 1 race win)
- Bella Green / Josh Whitten – 4th
Australian Optimist Asians Team
Also, Cooper Bellingham is currently racing in Singapore with the Australian Optimist Asians Team, and they finished 3rd in the Nationals Teams Racing event. Next they will be racing in the Singapore National Championships starting Wednesday.