African Optimist Champs in Seychelles

Launching into turquoise water!
Pic by Jerome Mcloughlin

by Richard Crockett

The RSA team of Dean Carstens; Rohan Chidley Sean Kavanagh; Connor Mcloughlin; Nicky Naidoo; Olivia Purchase and Adrian Rautenbach are in the Seychelles preparing themselves for this championship.

Today they are practising in boats lent to them by the Seychellois team as their charter boats will only be issued tomorrow, and practice again during the weekend. There are good 15 to 20 knot winds almost every day here, at this time of the year, and today is no exception. The water and air temp around is around 27C – so wind chill is considered a good thing if you can find it!