WA O’pen Cup State Championships was held over the weekend at Mounts Bay Sailing Club. Twenty one gold fleet competitors battled it out for 8 races over two days. Genevieve Hennessy won the title from Liam Saunders in 2nd (EFYC), Isabel Preston in 3rd (EFYC) and Will Drew in 4th. Attached is a photo of the first 4 podium positions.
The regatta was held in a mixture of breezes but breezier conditions prevailed for half the heats. The competition was friendly but intense and a great hit out for the WA team travelling to Safety Beach for the worlds in a fortnight. Will Drew, Barney Woo (EFYC), Sam Rose, Jack Hanrahan and Florian Mitteregger rounded out the top 8. Ethan Miragliotta (EFYC) also competed well during the regatta however his chances for a strong result were dashed when his mast snapped in half!! This is an excellent result for the EFYC juniors against stiff and determined competition!!
Photos of EFYC juniors (Liam Saunders, Ethan Miragliotta, Barney Woo and Isabel Preston. Note: Ted Woo is also attending however wasn’t available for the photo Barney was wearing Ted’s jacket. Travis is the WA Team coach) who are members of the WA Team going to compete in the World Championships in Victoria over the Xmas/New Year period.