Nautical Supplies YNT Sailing Youth Cup

Gary Martin 28 November 2017

Winners of the 2017 Nautical Supplies Sailing Youth Cup were announced at the Darwin Sailing Club Presentation Night on 25 November 2017.

The Cup is Yachting NT’s series for youth classes at the Darwin Sailing Club that is based on the ISAF Sailing World Cup but specifically youth sailor’s at the Club. The series is designed to build fleet numbers and racing experience at the Club by recognising consistency and results by only awarding points to the top five juniors in each race.

The series uses eight established Club events that sailors already compete in. Using the results of those events and a high score points system YNT calculates the junior winners in the 29er, Laser and Minnow classes. First, second and third places receive a trophy as well as a store voucher donated by our generous sponsor Nautical Supplies.

Nautical Supplies is a proud supporter of junior sailing in the NT and was keen to come on board as the sponsor for the Sailing Youth Cup. Matt Punch from Nautical Supplies presented the prizes to the winners.

 

The winners of 2017 Nautical Supplies YNT Sailing Youth Cup:

Class

First

Second

Third

29er

Jed Cruickshank

Finn Niemeier

 

Jack Livesley

Ben Doran

Kyle Schortz

Kyle Bonney

Laser

Paris van den Herik

 

Huw Wiltshire

Rachelle van den Herik

Minnow

Aden McGrath

James McGrath

Tiffany Chamberlain

 

 



Aden McGrath awarded 2017 YNT Junior Scholarship

Gary Martin 27 November 2017

Yachting NT awarded Aden McGrath the YNT Junior Scholarship award at the Darwin Sailing Club Presentation night held on 25 November 2017. The scholarship is judged not only on the performance of the sailors nationally but on their good sportsmanship and willingness to share their knowledge and help other junior sailors.

During the presentation YNT President, Gary Martin highlighted Aden’s achievements throughout the year recognising his dedication to the sport of sailing. Aden was one of a number of nominations for the award however through his performance nationally and his commitment to improving his own sailing through dedicated training and his willingness to assist other sailors Aden stood out from the others.

Over the past year Aden has sailed in all the Darwin Sailing Club events winning most of the races he sailed in. Aden also sailed in the Minnow National Championship in 2016/17 where he acquitted himself exceptionally well finishing 9th overall in a very competitive fleet. Aden is an active member of the NT Sailing Team training in his Laser 4.7 gaining valuable skills and experience that he puts to good use.

Aden is an outstanding role model for all Minnow Sailors and Club juniors alike. Aden shares his knowledge with other sailors and makes a point of waiting for other Minnows to finish club races so he can sail back to the beach with them as a team.

YNT is proud to award the Scholarship and a cheque for $500 to Aden McGrath who no doubt will put this to good use in furthering his sailing career.




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