YNT Junior Scholarship
Gary Martin 15 November 2016
YNT is proud to present the 2016 YNT Junior Scholarship award to Paris van den Herik.
Paris takes sailing very seriously sailing in the Laser Class at the Darwin Sailing Club and earlier this year received instructor certificate in the Tackers and Discover Sailing Scheme. She sometimes finds it difficult to balance school and studies with sailing but somehow manages regardless. She is always happy and eager to discuss what happened on the race course with other competitors and learn from the experience. Paris is a sailor who puts time and effort into personal training attending regular NT Sailing Team coaching sessions whenever she can. She willing shares her knowledge and coached the Minnow Novice fleet during the Minnow Nationals in Darwin this year. Coaching that was not confined to NT sailors but was open to interstate Minnow sailors as well. Paris backed this coaching up by producing instruction sheets and feedback to the sailors offering further advice when needed.
Paris is an active member of the NT Sailing Team and is also a member of the Darwin Sailing Club Match Racing Team. She has been an outstanding sailor throughout the year sailing her Laser in club races and competing in the Australia Laser Championship in Lake McQuarrie NSW in 2015. Paris is currently competing in the Harken Match Racing Championship in Sydney. She has already registered her entries for the upcoming Laser Nationals and Australia Youth Championship in December and January and is looking forward to the competition. I am sure you will join me in congratulating Paris and wishing her well in her future sailing endeavours.