2017 World Championships - Sanya
Australian Sailing Youth Team take on the best at the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championship
Australian Sailing has announced the 2017 Australian Sailing Youth Team, who will represent their country at the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championship.
The 2017 team is a mix of new faces along with a few sailors who represented Australia at the 2016 Youth Worlds in Auckland last December.
The team members are:
Girls single-handed (Laser Radial): Elyse Ainsworth, Royal Perth Yacht Club & Fremantle Sailing Club, WA
Boys single-handed (Laser Radial): Caelin Winchcombe, Fremantle Sailing Club & Geographe Bay, WA
Girls Windsurfer (RSX): Hailey Lea, Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club, QLD
Boys Windsurfer (RSX): Alex Halank, Georges River Sailing Club, NSW
Boys double-handed (420): Otto Henry, Woollahra Sailing Club, NSW and Rome Featherstone, Fremantle Sailing Club, WA
Girls double-handed (420): Laura Harding and Eleanor Grimshaw of Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, VIC
Boy’s skiff (29er): Henry Larking and Miles Davey of Woollahra Sailing Club, NSW.
Girl’s skiff (29er): Jasmin Galbraith and Chloe Fisher of Sandy Bay Sailing Club, TAS.
Nacra 15 Open: Shannon Dalton and Jayden Dalton of South of Perth Yacht Club, WA.
Australia will be represented by 14 sailors in China, including U17 freestyle windsurfing world champion Alex Halank and Jasmin Galbraith and Chloe Fisher, who received an unexpected call-up to the team after reigning 29er Youth World Champions Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot withdrew to concentrate on 49er sailing.