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Australian University Sailing update

by Ajay Rau on 25 Jul 2011
Silver medalist Tara McCall is returning for her 2nd University World Championship - 2010 World University Match Racing Championship Vangelis Antonakis
Australians performed well at the 2011 World Laser Radial Senior Championship- La Rochelle, France 16th-23rd July.

James Burman (Australian sailing squad member/ Macquarie University) finished second at the 2011 World Laser Radial Senior Championships, just one point separated him and eventual World Champion Marcin Rudawski (Poland). This is Marcin’s third World title in a row and James came very close to dethroning him at this year’s edition.

Tristan Brown (Curtin University) finished fourth and narrowly missed out on making it to the podium. The two Australian sailors will be aiming to notch up similar performances in laser class at the 2011 World University Summer Games to be held in Shenzhen, China in August.

2012 Olympic Sailing Competition Test Event- University Sailors from Sydney selected:

The following sailors have been selected to represent their country for the 2012 Olympic sailing competition Test Event being held in Weymouth, Great Britain from 31st July to 13th August.

Krystal Weir (Australia / Sydney University) Laser Radial
Lucinda Whitty (Australia / University of Technology) Elliott 6m
Colin Cheng (Singapore / University Of New South Wales) Laser
Elizabeth Yin (Singapore / Sydney University) Laser Radial


2011 World University Summer Games – Australian team line up:

The following sailors have been selected to represent Australia for the World University Summer Games being held in Shenzhen, China from 12th to 23rd August.

James Burman (Macquarie University) Laser
Tristan Brown (Curtin University) Laser
Alexandra South (Sydney University) Laser Radial
Aurora Paterson (Australian Catholic University) and Tara McCall (University Of New South Wales) 470

Australian University Regattas 2011:

2011 RPAYC University Match Racing Championship – ISAF grade 3 (Sydney)
2011 Australian University Games – Team Racing (Gold Coast)

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