JUNIOR TROPHY TIME: Ali Swain, Jim Hayes, Allan McCarragher, Roger Stewart and Matt Flint (Back) Maddigan Dachs, Klaus Lorenz, Tyler Huson, Logan Dachs and Corrine Hendrikse-Vinci (Centre) and Hamish Swain, Eva Lorenz, Mack Mitchell and Elliana Mitchell at the presentation of junior sailing awards on Saturday night.
Photo Sharon Smallwood / Whitsunday Times
JUNIOR TROPHY TIME: Ali Swain, Jim Hayes, Allan McCarragher, Roger Stewart and Matt Flint (Back) Maddigan Dachs, Klaus Lorenz, Tyler Huson, Logan Dachs and Corrine Hendrikse-Vinci (Centre) and Hamish Swain, Eva Lorenz, Mack Mitchell and Elliana Mitchell at the presentation of junior sailing awards on Saturday night. Photo Sharon Smallwood / Whitsunday Times

Juniors rewarded at ceremony

THE Whitsunday Sailing Club's Commodore's Ball was also a celebration for the club's junior sailors, many of whom were awarded trophies for their performances on the water this year.

Off-beach commodore Ali Swain said in addition to the trophies, learn to sail students were presented with certificates containing a personal message to them all.

"We've had a great term with our new program and we'd like to see all those kids come back again next year, along with some new faces" she said.

Swain said the Optimist sailing team was continuing to grow, with plans to establish an additional laser squad in the new year.

"The Whitsunday Sailing Club committee, members and staff wish all the 420 and Opti kids the very best. The club will be supporting the families of those junior sailors competing at their respective nationals with a payment of $500 to assist with the costs involved," she said.

Optimist sailors who will represent WSC at the nationals competition this summer will be Aidan and Ty Gummow, Cedar White, Hamish Swain, Brendan Hoffman and Eva Lorenz. Representing WSC at the 420 Nationals and Youth Nationals will be Klaus Lorenz and Ollie Annear.

JUNIOR WINNERS

LEARN TO SAIL AWARDS

Consistent effort - Elliarna and Mack Mitchell

Consistent improvement - Kirah Tanner

Most improved (learn to sail) - Tyler Huson

Standout new sailor - Logan Dachs

Performance award - Alex Pender-Pattermore

Enthusiasm and helpfulness - Maddigan Dachs

JUNIOR PERPETUAL TROPHIES

Treasure trophy for club champion - Eva Lorenz

Video Ezy trophy for sportsmanship - Klaus Lorenz

Patricia Dias trophy for most improved sailor - Hamish Swain


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