|Qingdao Invitation Regatta 2017
TEAM WESTERN CAPE will be participating in the 9th Qingdao International Sailing Week / Qingdao International Marine Festival 2017.
In terms of SAS’s tripartite agreement with Dept of Cultural Affairs & Sport (DCAS) as well as The Sports Bureau of Shandong Province, SA Sailing WC is proud to announce Team Western Cape 2017. With the financial support of DCAS, our Western Cape Optimist sailors will benefit on so many levels; experiencing a different culture, creating new life long sailing friendships, enjoying different sailing conditions and learning new skills. The team will depart on 08 August 2017 and return on 18 August 2017. Our youth sailors will be enriched and ready to share their new found knowledge with others.
Team WC is representative of the Metro, Eden, West Coast, Overberg and Cape Winelands Districts as follows :-
Bev le Sueur (SA Sailing WC Acting Chairlady) – Female, Cape Winelands
Shama Nathoo – (Team Leader) – Female, West Coast
Dylan Long (Team Coach) – Male, Overberg
Elisa Falcon (10 years old) – Female, Metro
Stella Bakker (13 years old) – Female, Overberg
Chiara Ross (12 years old) – Female, Metro
Sean Vonk (11 years old) – Male, Eden
Alex Falcon (13 years old) – Male, Metro
Thomas Raynham (14 years old) – Male, Overberg
We have heard from SAS that an appeal has been put in around the selection process with the threat of taking the matter to Department of Culture and Sport and\or World Sailing. We urge members to deal with SAS through their Class Chairs as these sort of threats to SAS put these programs at risk and the project may be cancelled or passed onto another class in future.