Over the Easter school holidays a group of 11 SYC Opti sailors travelled to Adelaide Sailing Club to compete in the Australian Optimist Regatta. The event replaced the National Championships which were due to be held in Fremantle in January.
Some sailors attended the 3 pre-regatta training sessions to get to know the waters.
Open fleet managed to complete a full series of 10 races and Intermediate completed 8 races over the four days of the regatta in sometimes challenging conditions – the sea state on day one produced a swell of ~2.5 metres – the kids had difficulty seeing the marks at times!
The regatta was very well run, with a paella welcome dinner and pizzas at the presentation ceremony. Big thanks to ASC, AIODA, parents and the volunteers.
All sailors had a great time in Adelaide, with Ashlea Tan placing 2nd female in Intermediate fleet, congratulations!