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Perth Waters Coaching Regatta at Perth Dinghy Sailing Club

by Chelsea Baker 14 Nov 2018 03:03 PST 10-11 November 2018
Perth Waters Coaching Regatta © Graeme Everett

Over the weekend of 10th and 11th November 2018 the Perth Dinghy Sailing held it's Annual "Perth Waters Coaching Regatta."

The Regatta is designed primarily for the coaching of sailors whilst in racing conditions. The event is run by holding 10 short course races over the Saturday and Sunday. Races are held in the both the mornings and afternoons, this enables the competitors to get the opportunity to sail in the morning soft breezes, then in the afternoons with the steady sea breeze.

The PDSC this year engaged a number of our own homegrown sailing Championship as the Coaches, who have passed on their experiences and knowledge to the competitors.

This year's Coachers were led by our Race Officer – Warren Drew, who has now been involved for the past four years. Warren apart from doing the RO duties on the start boat also did coaching of the competitors and making sure they all were up on the start line in the best positions.

This year's coaches were: Brien Hennessy, Russell Hanrahan, Emilia Horn, Dale Oakley, Ian Furlong and Denis Jones. All these Coaches are highly regarded within the WA sailing community.

This year event attracted 50 competitors in Open Bic, 29ers, Flying Ants, Cherubs, Sabres and one Javelin. Whilst the PWCR is based on coaching we also do run a Regatta, so the winners were:

Open Bics – Gold Feet

1) DeJaVu – Jenna Everett
2) Aftershock – Josh Robinson
3) Kookaburra – Zachery Sprunt

Open Bics – Silver Fleet

1) Top Gear – Cameron Furlong
2) Passing Wind – Mia Farrar
3) Turbo – Charlie Johnson


1) Merlin – Sam Rose and Jonathon Everett
2) Low Rider – Ethan Thomas and Samuel Thomas
3) Break the Line – Barney Woo and Matt Hanrahan


1) Lost Horizon – Andrew Rose
2) Dragonfly – Heidi Miller
3) Double Trouble – Narelle Thomas


1) Serenity Now – Virginia Horn and Jacques Audet
2) Fine Mess – Luke Thomas and Latisha Cook

Special Mention to our Javelin Competitor – Beastier sailed by Gordon Thomas and David Miller.

The Management Committee of the Perth Dinghy Sailing Club would like to thank all the volunteers who gave up their time and assisted over the weekend.

Perth Dinghy Sailing Club sails Saturdays October through to April. For those interested in having a sail or becoming a volunteer please visit for more information.

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