High Performance Training Camp – December

Oppies in Northern Region.

The Optimist class will be holding a High Performance training camp at Aeolians from the 5th to the 8th of December. The camp will focus on advanced training for the Optimist sailors prior to the Youth Nationals at Theewaters Kloof a week later. The coaching will be done by an international coach. The camp will be partially subsidised by the NR Optimist Class and therefore any optimist sailor intending to go to the nationals is welcome. The cost per sailor is approx. R3000.

Contact Pieter Rautenbach to book you spot.

Marco Gradoni Crowned 2019 Male Rolex World Sailor of the Year

Italy’s Marco Gradoni was crowned the 2019 male Rolex World Sailor of the Year on Tuesday 29 October in Bermuda, becoming the youngest ever recipient, at the World Sailing Awards. Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark received the female accolade to follow in the footsteps of the all-time great sailors.

Gradoni, at 15 years old, was crowned Rolex World Sailor of the Year for his success in the Optimist class, having won three consecutive World Championship titles, the first sailor to ever achieve this result. Read more . . .

Marco Gradoni a Nominee for 2019 Rolex Sailor of the Year

2018 World Championship – Cyprus © Matias Cappizzano

Three-time Optimist World Champion, Marco Gradoni (ITA) has been selected as a Nominee for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2019 in recognition of his achievements over the past year.

The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards is the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Since the awards’ inception in 1994, the trophy has proudly accumulated the names of those who have demonstrated unparalleled endurance, performance and accomplishment in sailing. Read more . . .