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Lorenz and Annear to contest Australian 420 Dinghy Championship

by Ian Grant on 31 Oct 2011
Klaus Lorenz on the water Andrew Gorton
The Australian 420 Dinghy Championship is set to take place on Brisbane’s Moreton Bay from the 27th December to the 3rd January and Klaus Lorenz along with Ollie Annear of Whitsunday Sailing Club, are set to face a huge step up in class when they contest the event.

During the past year Klaus Lorenz sailing the singlehanded Optimist dinghy finished third in the Australian championship contested on the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club courses on the Pittwater (North of Sydney).

Since then he and his good mate Ollie Annear have made the career decision to focus their careers on the 420 Class and possible future selection in the Australian Youth Team. This represents a huge challenge for the teenage Airlie Beach crew who stand alone as the only 420 crew currently racing in North Queensland.

However they have shown the personal commitment to practice at every available opportunity including after school sessions on Pioneer Bay to make sure they will be competitive.

Practice time is important and while they face a tough task the crew understand that top fleet results are achieved by the crews who spend the endless hours on the training track. When Klaus Lorenz announced that he and Ollie Annear were stepping up to race in the 420 class there were no promises or misconception about their results. 'We will face a total new learning curve however Ollie and I have been good sailing mates and that is a good start'. Klaus Lorenz said.

They will face a supreme test of tactical racing skill when they line up for the 2011-12 Australian championship on the Moreton Bay Boat Club courses over the open waters of Deception Bay.

But both sailors who spent their Optimist dinghy careers racing in similar conditions on Pioneer Bay will be aware that most of their rivals will also be racing on unfamiliar waters.

However Klaus understands the importance of achieving smart starts in clear wind and sea space and this will be a tactical priority when they test their boat speed against the best crews in the Nation. The teenage Whitsunday sailors have already been welcomed into the friendly fellowship of the 420 class sailing family and will not be alone when the battle lines are drawn to decide the new National champion.

They will have access to advice from the Queensland Academy of Sport coach Adrian Finglas who as a former Australian 420 champion has helped to guide the Queensland team to achieve outstanding results at the national championships.
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