2020 - European Championships, Slovenia
Nicola Sadler gets a top ten finish in the Optimist Europeans Girls fleet held in Potoroz, Slovenia.
The Optimist Europeans girl’s fleet consisting of 113 sailors sailed a qualifying series over 3 days. The qualifying series split the girls into 2 fleets. These fleets are re organized each day based on the day’s results.
After 6 races and a combined result the fleet was split into Gold and Silver groups for a 5 race final sailed over 2 days. Bringing the total duration of the regatta to 5 days. Being late in the year the summer sea breezes were very weak and therefore all the races where in light to super light air. Ranging from 3 -8 knots.
Nicola sailed a relatively consistent event with a qualifying score line of 15, 4, 4, (33), 12, 8. As you can imagine it is easy to find yourself deep down the fleet in the shifty light air conditions.
2019 - World Championships, Antigua
Ian Walker was outstanding at the Optimist World Championship in Antigua in July, finishing in 5th place overall from a fleet of 255. To my knowledge this is the best finish by a South African Optimist Sailor at Worlds.
2017 - Youth Nationals, Midmar, Kwazulu Natal
President's Award 2017
President's Award 2016
Matt Ashwell, recipient of the President’s Award for the best International Achievement – 2nd overall at the Optimist African Championships 2016, Luanda, Angola.