CEDAR White represented the region well when he won gold in the green fleet at the Queensland Youth Week regatta last week.
CEDAR White represented the region well when he won gold in the green fleet at the Queensland Youth Week regatta last week.

Cedar on top of the world

CEDAR White represented the region well when he won gold in the green fleet at the Brisbane's OAMPS Queensland Youth Week regatta last week with terrific results.

Cedar was one of seven Whitsunday Sailing Club sailors that took part in the event on Morton Bay at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) in Manly in the July school holidays.

The Whitsunday sailors went head to head against a total of 244 boats in the regatta, including Optimists, Sabots, BICs, Flying 11s, Laser 4.7 and Radial rigs, 29ers, 420s and sailboards from across the country.

In the 27-boat Optimist Green Fleet, Cedar finished first (1, 1, 2) and fellow team sailors Ty Gummow placed third (1, 2, 5).

Cedar has been sailing for the past eight months on and off and is now looking forward to helping out at Hamilton Island Race Week on Take Flight.

He has helped sail the boat during Whitsunday Sailing Club junior skipper races.

"I like going fast, hiking, heavy winds and winning," Cedar said.

"My favourite thing is crewing the bigger boats."

Cedar thanked his family, friends and the Whitsunday Sailing Club for their support.

The next important regatta for the Whitsunday Optimist sailors is the Queensland Youth Championships that will be held at Keppel Bay Sailing Club in Yeppoon during the September school holidays.


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