Sails set for champs

2017-08-01 06:00

Two young sailors of the Imperial Yacht Club in Muizenberg have been selected as part of a six-man team to represent South Africa at the RS Tera World Championships which started in France on Sunday.

Rhys Whitfield (12), a learner of Sweet Valley Primary School, and Cameron Clark (15), a Bishop’s learner, will be competing in the RS Tera sport and RS Tera pro classes respectively.

“Hard work, dedication and consistent performance throughout the season culminated in their selection for the South African team. The sailors were selected on their performances at the provincial championships, youth nationals and finally the RS Tera class national selections,” says Angharad Whitfield.

Although competing individually, modern dinghy sailing is a sport of tactics and helmsman skill. The team tactics will play a crucial role in the final individual results.

The balance of the team is made up of Henning Kock (17) of Bellville High School, Luck Weddell (15) of Grey High School, Cameron Hills (14) of Elsen Academy and James McGillivray (13) of Clarendon Park Primary School.

The team will be sailing for five consecutive days, with a minimum of four consecutive races per day on a gruelling 45-minute course.

“We wish all sailors fair winds and the best of luck as they tack on this challenge and know they will fly the South African flag high,” says Whitfield.

Two young sailors of the Imperial Yacht Club in Muizenberg have been selected as part of a six-man team to represent South Africa at the RS Tera World Championships which started in France on Sunday.

Rhys Whitfield (12), a learner of Sweet Valley Primary School, and Cameron Clark (15), a Bishop’s learner, will be competing in the RS Tera sport and RS Tera pro classes respectively.

“Hard work, dedication and consistent performance throughout the season culminated in their selection for the South African team. The sailors were selected on their performances at the provincial championships, youth nationals and finally the RS Tera class national selections,” says Angharad ­Whitfield.

Although competing individually, modern dinghy sailing is a sport of tactics and helmsman skill. The team tactics will play a crucial role in the final individual results.

The balance of the team is made up of Henning Kock (17) of Bellville High School, Luck Weddell (15) of Grey High School, Cameron Hills (14) of Elsen Academy and James McGillivray (13) of Clarendon Park Primary School.

The team will be sailing for five consecutive days, with a minimum of four consecutive races per day on a gruelling 45-minute course.

“We wish all sailors fair winds and the best of luck as they tack on this challenge and know they will fly the South African flag high,” says Whitfield.

Two young sailors of the Imperial Yacht Club in Muizenberg have been selected as part of a six-man team to represent South Africa at the RS Tera World Championships which started in France on Sunday.

Rhys Whitfield (12), a learner of Sweet Valley Primary School, and Cameron Clark (15), a Bishop’s learner, will be competing in the RS Tera sport and RS Tera pro classes respectively.

“Hard work, dedication and consistent performance throughout the season culminated in their selection for the South African team. The sailors were selected on their performances at the provincial championships, youth nationals and finally the RS Tera class national selections,” says Angharad ­Whitfield.

Although competing individually, modern dinghy sailing is a sport of tactics and helmsman skill. The team tactics will play a crucial role in the final individual results.

The balance of the team is made up of Henning Kock (17) of Bellville High School, Luck Weddell (15) of Grey High School, Cameron Hills (14) of Elsen Academy and James McGillivray (13) of Clarendon Park Primary School.

The team will be sailing for five consecutive days, with a minimum of four consecutive races per day on a gruelling 45-minute course.

“We wish all sailors fair winds and the best of luck as they tack on this challenge and know they will fly the South African flag high,” says Whitfield.

Two young sailors of the Imperial Yacht Club in Muizenberg have been selected as part of a six-man team to represent South Africa at the RS Tera World Championships which started in France on Sunday.

Rhys Whitfield (12), a learner of Sweet Valley Primary School, and Cameron Clark (15), a Bishop’s learner, will be competing in the RS Tera sport and RS Tera pro classes respectively.

“Hard work, dedication and consistent performance throughout the season culminated in their selection for the South African team. The sailors were selected on their performances at the provincial championships, youth nationals and finally the RS Tera class national selections,” says Angharad ­Whitfield.

Although competing individually, modern dinghy sailing is a sport of tactics and helmsman skill. The team tactics will play a crucial role in the final individual results.

The balance of the team is made up of Henning Kock (17) of Bellville High School, Luck Weddell (15) of Grey High School, Cameron Hills (14) of Elsen Academy and James McGillivray (13) of Clarendon Park Primary School.

The team will be sailing for five consecutive days, with a minimum of four consecutive races per day on a gruelling 45-minute course.

“We wish all sailors fair winds and the best of luck as they tack on this challenge and know they will fly the South African flag high,” says Whitfield.

Two young sailors of the Imperial Yacht Club in Muizenberg have been selected as part of a six-man team to represent South Africa at the RS Tera World Championships which started in France on Sunday.

Rhys Whitfield (12), a learner of Sweet Valley Primary School, and Cameron Clark (15), a Bishop’s learner, will be competing in the RS Tera sport and RS Tera pro classes respectively.

“Hard work, dedication and consistent performance throughout the season culminated in their selection for the South African team. The sailors were selected on their performances at the provincial championships, youth nationals and finally the RS Tera class national selections,” says Angharad ­Whitfield.

Although competing individually, modern dinghy sailing is a sport of tactics and helmsman skill. The team tactics will play a crucial role in the final individual results.

The balance of the team is made up of Henning Kock (17) of Bellville High School, Luck Weddell (15) of Grey High School, Cameron Hills (14) of Elsen Academy and James McGillivray (13) of Clarendon Park Primary School.

The team will be sailing for five consecutive days, with a minimum of four consecutive races per day on a gruelling 45-minute course.

“We wish all sailors fair winds and the best of luck as they tack on this challenge and know they will fly the South African flag high,” says Whitfield.

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