YNT Junior Scholarship Award

Gary Martin 30/9/2014

The Yachting Northern Territory (YNT) junior scholarship is an initiative of YNT and is intended to provide encouragement for junior sailors who are competing at a National or International level. The scholarship is open to all junior members of YNT affiliated sailing clubs and the winner for each club will receive a grant of $500.00 that will be presented at their club presentation ceremony or similar event by the YNT President.


Nominations for the scholarship close on 31 October each year and nominations must be received by the YNT Secretary no later than 5 November of that year. Nominations must be for achievements throughout the past year and will be assessed by a panel appointed by YNT. The decision of the panel will be final and no appeals or correspondence will be entered into. Applicants must be nominated by their member club or class association and must use the official nomination form (additional pages may be added if necessary). Nominations addressing the following criteria should be addressed to

Yachting Northern Territory Inc, PO Box 127, PARAP NT 0804.

  • Be a financial member of YNT.
  • Be a financial member of a YNT affiliated club.
  • Be no older than nineteen years of age at the start of the year of nomination.
  • Compete in National and or International competition in the year of nomination.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to share their knowledge to other club or association members.
  • Display good character and fair sportsmanship at all times.


YNT is proud to provide the opportunity to encourage a high level of competition and award junior sailors who extend their horizons beyond the club level.

NT Sailor takes the trifecta

Gary Martin, 10 January 2014

NT Sailing Team sailor Hamish Wiltshire takes a triple victory by winning the 2014 Australian Youth Championship and the Yachting Australia Grand Prix Series in the Laser 4.7 Class after winning the Australian 4.7 Laser Championship. Hamish sailed consistently throughout the Youth Championship to finish with three firsts, one fourth, seventh, eighth, ninth and eleventh after two drops to give a final score of 42. This was equal points with Victoria’s Jack Graves however after a count back Hamish was awarded the win and is the 2014 Laser 4.7 Youth Champion.  Hamish's consistent performance throughout the year winning the Australian 4.7 Laser Championship, Australian Youth Championship, Queensland Youth Championship, finishing second in the NSW State Championship and third in the ISAF World Cup put him ahead of the rest of the Australian Youth Sailors giving him the Yachting Australia Grand Prix overall win.

Also sailing in the Australian Youth Championship from the NT were John Lynch and Lewis Radonich who finished 18 and 28 respectively out of 65 of the best 4.7 Laser sailors in Australia.


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