Young Aussie Sailors win Gold in 420
We are excited to share that Otto Henry and Rome Featherstone have taken home gold at the Youth Sailing World Championships in the 420 Boys class in China.
The duo came back from behind for an action-packed win. On the same day, siblings Jarden and Shannon Dalton took home silver in the Nacra 15 and 29er.
Coach Belinda Stowell was reported as saying:
“This has been a great day for the Australian Sailing Youth team, who continued their strong performances from the week into today.”
Stowell herself won gold at the Sydney Olympics in the 470. She is one of three coaches for the youth teams.
“We had top 10 finishes and three medals, including a gold for the 420 boys, which is a wonderful result and augurs well for the future of Australian Sailing. We’ve got a great team of coaches and sailors, who have really shown true Aussie spirit,” she said to australiansailing.org.
When it comes to Australian Olympic sports, sailing is one of the most successful. Australian Sailing Performance Manager, Caroline Brisebois was reported as saying:
“The system is very healthy, as is the structure which ensures our sailors and coaches have everything they need to perform.”
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