Optimist duo training for champs

AFTER a big start to the year competing down south, Whitsunday Optimist sailors have been concentrating on training with many more events in the pipelines.

Klaus Lorenz and Ollie Annear have been busy putting in the extra yards and will be travelling to Brisbane this weekend for training at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.

The friends and sailing duo have signed up with the squadron because of the lack of young sailors in the region to practice with.

With bright sailing futures ahead of them the pair are willing to go to great lengths with the support of their families to represent the region and continue to expand their sailing skills.

They are also busy preparing for the NSW State Championships at George's River Sailing Club in Sydney on March 3.

Klaus' younger sister Eva Lorenz has also been dedicating time and effort with her training in preparation for the New Zealand Nationals in April.

Fellow team mates are busy preparing for the Whitsunday Sailing Club's Easter Regatta as well as Queensland Optimist Titles in Brisbane over the May long weekend.

Sailors will be travelling more often to Bowen to compete, with the club eager to re-establish sailing there so more interclub competitions and training session can be held.

The Whitsunday Optimist team is always looking for new members, with travel opportunities to represent the Whitsunday Sailing Club also available to those who join.

For more information about the team or training, phone Jeremy Cooper on 0487 891 367.


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