RQYS Oceania Laser Training Camp

Trainer and trainees at RQYS Oceania Training Camp

Over the past few months Oceania Laser Chairman Ken Hurling has been working on a training camp in Brisbane to prepare under 21 year old 4.7, Radial and Standard rig Laser sailors in Oceania for summer events in Australia. The aim to make the camp an annual event.

The camp run from 12th to 22nd December this year was to help Oceania sailors prepare for the Oceania and Australian Championships in Devonport Tasmania from the 2nd to the 8th of January 2019.

Six girls from Fiji and Australia attended and all girls improved over the 11 days of training. By the end of the camp there were less capsizes and big improvements in all sailing skills.

On the Saturday the girls entered the club races at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) One of the Fiji girls commented “It’s great to race with Laser sailors from other countries and realise there is plenty more to learn about Laser sailing”.

Thanks to the volunteers who helped and to RQYS who donated fuel and boats.

Next year this event will grow and be open to other Oceania Countries.