Head Coach Report 3 March 2020

Most Classes have now had their Nationals, Worlds and State Titles.  Now is a great time to reflect on what went well, what could have been done better and start to learn or consolidate skills and settings to setup for next year.  Another great thing about sailing is there are always more regattas to do for a very long time.


Laser Radial Worlds

Congratulations to SoPYC’s Michael Compton who held off fast finishing Aussie compatriots Brody Riley and Stefan Elliott-Shircore, also SoPYC, to claim second overall after six days of exciting racing at the Laser Radial Worlds.

Michael is a worthy recipient of the SoPYC’s Program of Merit and continues to do the club proud with results and volunteer work at the club.

The SoPYC Windbot weather system was again used by Coach Ben Walkameyer to help strategize Michael and the other WA sailors race plans and post-race analysis.  This is a fantastic tool for our sailors.

Many classes had their States over the weekend including the 29er’s at Freo and Optimists at RFBYC

Optimist States

Well done to Aeron Teo from SoPYC taking out 1st place in the Open fleet. Also a great effort by Murray Duthie in 10th Noah Karantonis 15th

Flynn Walford also had a great regatta coming 4th in Silver.

Worthy mention to Harriet taking a heat win in the Opti Green Fleet Racing

Results http://www.rfbyc.asn.au/content/on-water/regattas/2020-optimist-state-championship.php


29er States

The 29er States were won by Axel Fleet and Kieron Bucktin who had exceptional speed downwind in the light winds of day 1 but were often challenged upwind and there were 4 other heat winners throughout the close 6 race series.