Optimists put in holiday training
WHITSUNDAY Optimists have been busy preparing for the OAMPS Youth Week at the Royal Queensland Yacht Club in Brisbane from July 5-8.
The dedicated young sailors have been training at the Whitsunday Sailing Club and Bowen Sailing Club under the guidance of team coach Klaus Lorenz and will be continuing this form throughout their school holidays. Proud fathers Scott Gummow and Anthony Hoffman also lent a hand with drills and skills on and off the water in Bowen two weeks ago.
A total of five optimists and one 420 will compete at the event, with more than 50 boats from across the country entered into each division.
Whitsunday sailors are hoping to record strong results, with many competitions to come before the OAMPS in Brisbane.
Eva Lorenz, Klaus and his sailing partner Ollie Annear will compete at Sail Mooloolaba on June 29-30, with Eva also taking part in the Australian Optimist Team training in Brisbane from July 2-4.
Klaus and Ollie will also be in Brisbane for the three days training with the Queensland squad from July 2-4. The sailors hope their passion will pay off when they compete against some of the best in their divisions.