Laser sailor prepares to defend title at Tasmanian Youth Championships

by Australian Sailing - Kate Lathouras

Tasmanian youth sailor, Max Gluskie, will be aiming to go two better than his third-place in the Laser Radial at last years’ Tasmanian Youth Championship, when he hits the water for the 2017 Championship being hosted at Midway Point Yacht Club next week. 

The Tasmanian Youth Championships is the premier State Championships for local youth sailors; this regatta also includes the Tasmanian Schools Regatta where competitors can team up with other sailors from their school to earn points over the event. The school with the combined lowest scores win the event.

Last year Max Gluskie and team mates, Will Wallis & Will Sargent and Brendan Crisp & Morgan Davies won the Tasmanian Schools Regatta as representatives of The Friends School. Already registered for next weekend’s regatta, Max hopes to get a team together and improve on his individual result at this year’s event,

“The regatta is always a lot of fun and Midway Point is a great place to sail so I look forward to this year’s event. Hopefully we will get enough representatives to compete in the Schools Regatta again and defend our title.”

Max continued, “I also hope to get better than my third place last year in the Laser Radial class as I’m using this regatta as training event for the Laser Radial World Championships later this year and think that Midway Point waters have similar conditions to where I’ll be racing at the Worlds. The Laser competition at this event is also always really good adding to it being a great preparation event.”

Regional Manager for Tasmanian, Richard McMinn, is looking forward to showcasing this event under the new Australian Sailing structure,

“Midway Point Yacht Club is a fantastic place to sail and this regatta will be a great showcase of Tasmania’s youth sailing talent and the next generation of ‘world beaters’. The transition to Australian Sailing has brought a new level of regatta management expertise to this event and we’re looking forward to improving our quality of regatta to all our youth sailors.”

Many competitors are using this event as a prelude to their class specific championship and also as a precursor to the 2018 Australian Youth Championships held in Queensland next year. Click here for more details on this regatta.

Late entries have now been extended until next Tuesday, 28 February 2017; entries will still be accepted until the regatta begins with an additional $50 late fee. For more information and to enter this event please click here.

Quick links:

Notice of Race – Click here

Local Sailing Instructions- Click here

Tasmanian Youth Champs info – Click here


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