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.
The African champs are in Egypt from 1 – 9 July, and the South African team is as follows:
Helen Jansen Van Vuuren
Manager: Cal Tomlinson
Coach: Claire Walker.
The World Champs are in Thailand from 11 – 21 July, with the following representing South Africa:
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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