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Whitsunday Sailing Club maintains investment

'Klaus Lorenz in action'    Andrew Gorton    Click Here to view large photo

Whitsunday Sailing Club despite being geographically disadvantaged from the main stream of Queensland sailing, has maintained a strong investment in attracting the local youth sailors to compete in class racing on Pioneer Bay. Club Flag Officers have always encouraged the new generation members to enjoy their dinghy sailing irrespective of the results.

Their well managed try sailing days combined with the encouragement and advice provided by senior club members has provided a strong bond with the Optimist dinghy sailing team who recently contested the 2012 Australian Championship at Brisbane’s Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.

Several of the young Whitsunday Sailing Club Optimist racing team including ten year old Hamish Swain racing for the first time at the national level experienced some serious challenges to maintain clear sailing space in the big fleet.

However they all were vastly improved individual sailors at the end of the regatta with Hamish Swain being rewarded as the best National sailor in his age group while the talented Eva Lorenz again expressed who skill to be selected in the Australian team to contest the 2012 New Zealand championships.

These results remain as a deserved reward for the team and the sailing training under present coach and former Australian Optimist championship Bronze Medallist Klaus Lorenz.

Klaus Lorenz basically self taught has a personal understanding of the challenges which the young tropical water sailors face but he represents an example that if you commit the time to endless hours on the ‘training track’ the results will dramatically improve.

Naturally he has spent a lot of time with his younger sister Eva making sure her career remains on track but he is similarly interested in being sure all the team of happy Optimist sailors continue to benefit building their skill and confidence.

Both Eva Lorenz and Hamish Swain have now returned to their respective class rooms to enjoy the admiration from their school mates.

However shortly after the school bag is packed at the end of the day they will enter the nautical class room at the Whitsunday Sailing Club to continue with their important training sessions.




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