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.
Club Race Officer and Club Judge Siminars in Darwin
Gary Martin 23 September 2014
Club Race Officer and Judge Seminars
Yachting NT will be conducting Race Officer and Judge Seminars on 12 October 2014, at the Darwin Sailing Club. The seminars are aimed at educating people who wish to become involved with race officiating or judging at club level. There are no prerequisites for the seminars and is the first step to becoming an accredited Club, State or National Race Officer or Judge.
People who have a keen interest in Sailing and want to participate in another facet of the sport should attend these seminars. Those who may be interested in becoming a Race Officer or Judge include parents who may have limited experience with sailing and want to contribute to the sport, volunteers at yacht clubs and sailors who no longer actively participate in the sport should also consider this as a way of maintaining and active interest in sailing while being close to the action.
The seminars will be run as two four hour seminars and will be conducted by Alan Carlisle, a Yachting Australia accredited instructor, at the cost of $40.00 per person for each seminar ($20.00 each).Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for each seminar and may apply to YNT to become a recognised Club Race Officer or Club Judge. For more information and to reserve a place on either or both seminars please go to the YNT web page www.nt.yachting.org.au or contact Peter Lockett (YNT Executive Officer) by email on email@example.com.
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.