RSA Youth Sailors off to Optimist African and the World Champs

The cream of South African youth sailors will get a taste of real international sailing competition when they compete in two major events – the African Optimist Champs and the Optimist World Champs.

Africans Team from L-R: Bryan Carstens, Tristan Tomlinson, Chiara Fruet, Helen Jansen Van Vuuren (on Skype), Claire Walker & Cal Tomlinson. Missing were Ross Mackinnon and Alex Weiderhold.

The African champs are in Egypt from 1 – 9 July, and the South African team is as follows:
Alex Weiderhold
Bryan Carstens
Chiara Fruet
Helen Jansen Van Vuuren
Ross Mckinnon
Tristan Tomlinson
Manager: Cal Tomlinson
Coach: Claire Walker.


Worlds Team from L-R: Fabrizio Fruet, Alex Falcon, Karl Hofmeyr, Chiara Fruet, Matt Ashwell, Jared Tyler and Claire Walker.

The World Champs are in Thailand from 11 – 21 July, with the following representing South Africa:
Alex Falcon
Chiara Fruet
Jared Tyler
Karl Hofmeyr
Matt Ashwell
Manager: Fabrizio Fruet
Coach: Claire Walker

These youth sailors have been undergoing extensive training in preparation for these events, with training off Granger Bay and Langebaan. Assisting in the coaching and preparations have been Fabrizio Fruet; Cal Tomlinson; Claire Walker; Dylan Long and Roger Hudson.


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