SAS WC and DCAS announce the Qingdao International Sport Exchange Program Team
The following WC Optimist athletes have been invited to participate in the 9th leg of the Sport Exchange Program initiated by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS)
Kyle Koeries, Thomas Lawa, Oscar Duys, Dean Carstens, Hayden Philander and Joe Groenhof.
Congratulations to all !!!
Helen first sailing experience was as crew with her Uncle, Andy Wahl in Sept 2013 in the Mirror Nationals at the Vaal dam. That was all it took.
Under the watchful eye of Shellee Nel, Helen started sailing Oppies. At her second Youth Nationals at Wiggleswade 2015, Helen won the first girl. Thereafter she was selected to the African Championship on two occasions, Angola 2016 and Egypt 2017.
In the Mirror class she has also represent SA at two Mirror Worlds, 2015 Theewaters and 2017 at Restronguet Sailing Club near Falmouth in Corwall,UK.
Helen has opted to move onto the Laser class and would like to take this opportunity to thank all her fellow oppie sailors for all the memories and friendships made. Wishing Team RSA all the best for Africans and Worlds.