by Bronwen Ince
More than 40 young optimist sailors are set to converge in Southport this summer for the staging of the 2013 Queensland Optimist State Championships.
Optimists Sailing on the Gold Coast Broadwater low res - 2013 Queensland Optimist State Championships
The event is expected to be one of the largest state championships ever run, with the perfect Gold Coast location and the increased level of competition, attracting sailors and their families from as far as North Queensland.
The action of the State Championships is set to take place between Saturday fourth and Sunday 5th May at Southport Yacht Club’s Hollywell Sailing Squadron.
Friday 3rd May the Sailing Squadron will see the Australian Optimist Team training for the World Championships held later in the year. An unofficial invitation race is also being conducted from the shores at Hollywell later in the day.
The Gold Coast Broadwater will be a unique setting for the sailors. Children as young as 6 years old will be battling the elements in a sporting event to become the best of the best in Queensland.
Southport Yacht Club’s Hollywell Sailing Squadron will be transformed for a weekend of family fun on water and on shore, we welcome all members of the public to join the sailors in celebrating this great event.
For further information visit www.southportyachtclub.com.au or contact the Sailing Office on 07 5537 7030.