One and half years out from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Australian Sailing Team presented themselves in strong form on home waters, claiming wins across most of the Olympic classes at Sail Melbourne.
The month of May was action packed for your Australian Olympians, with world-first achievements, medals galore and a curious case of a kidnapped canoe!
With Sail Sydney currently underway (4 – 9 December 2018) and one week to go to Sail Melbourne (13 – 16 December 2018), Australia’s best Olympic, Youth and Open class sailors will find out exactly where they stand as they prepare to be joined by some of the world’s best at these landmark regattas.
After a whirlwind campaign in Argentina, the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Team has returned home to claim even more accolades, taking out three awards and two nominations at the 14th annual Local Sports Star awards.
Nacra sailors Will Cooley and Evie Haseldine finished their BA2018 campaign in 7th position, after 12 gruelling races over 5 days at Club Nautico san Isidro. The pair had several top 3 finishes, but the consistency of eventual winners Argentina, France and Netherlands was too much for the pair to overcome.
Australia won its first, second and third gold medals of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in a phenomenal day of competition across Buenos Aires.
Cormac Kennedy-Leverett added another medal to Australia’s Tally on Day 4 of Buenos Aires 2018, taking home bronze; while Liam Christie and Lidiia Iakovleva were members of the gold and bronze winning Multidiscipline Gymnastics Team Event.