RPAYC’s Louis Tilly wins WASZP 2022 WA State Championship

In an indicative warm-up to the National titles on the Swan River in January, Louis took out the 8 race WA States from Laser Radial World champion, Tristan Brown. This great event was run from the Royal Freshwater Bat Yacht Club. Victory in Perth caps off a run of successes with Louis so far this season winning in Queensland, NSW and now WA.

The win on count-back was delivered on a stunning Perth day with the strong seabeeze propelling the sailfoilers around Freshwater and Claremont Bays at breathtaking speeds. The top two boats were in close battle (including a substantial collision) for all three races on the last day.

Collecting the Bazel Twine Memorial Trophy, Louis thanked the organisers, volunteers, follow competitors and his home club.

Jervis Tilly also representing RPAYC, secured 3rd overall in the regatta and 1st in the hotly contested Super Master division.The smaller sail (6.8m) division was taken out by up and coming local Perth sailor, Jamie Bougher.

In the WASZP class, RPAYC can now claim highest Australian ranking WASZP sailor (Louis) and 11th fastest recorded WASZP speed globally with Jervis topping out at 24.3 kts crossing the line at the end of race 8 in WA.

This coming weekend many RPAYC WASZPs will be at Sail Sydney in their last competitive event prior to the Nationals which will be run from the Perth Dinghy Sailing Club from 22 to 27 January 2023. Currently, six boats plan to represent RPAYC at the Nationals.

The WASZP has been selected as Australian Sailing’s supported Sailfoiler. It caters for sailors of all ages from Opti graduates to more mature types.

Please contact aus.waszp.association@hotmail.com to try a WASZP.