NT Sailing Team at the ISAF World Cup
Gary Martin, Saturday, 11 December 2013
The NT Sailing Team makes a splash at the ISAF World Cup.
The ISAF World Cup finished up in Melbourne on 8th December 2013, with a win and a third place for the NT Sailing Team.
Kieran Schortz won the Minnow Class with an impressive two firsts, a second, third and fifth place giving him a total of 12 points to take the win. Hamish Wiltshire competed in the Laser 4.7 Class scoring one second, two thirds, a forth, sixth, eighth and twelfth with a total of 48 points giving Hamish third place overall.
Two other NT Sailing Team Members Jed Cruickshank finished twenty-first place in the Laser 4.7 while Lewis Radonich sailing his first big competition in the Laser Radial finished in twenty-sixth place. The intensive coaching of the team throughout the year by Jenny Simondson, Jack Benson, Gaetan Luisi and Gary Martin, has paid off with impressive results.
Also competing from the NT was Patrick Wiltshire in the Minnow Class finishing in sixteenth place, and Gaetan Luisi sailing a Laser Standard Rig for France finishing in eighteenth place.
The NT Sailing Team is the high performance face of sailing in the NT and an initiative of Yachting NT in partnership with the NT Institute of Sport (NTIS) and with support from the Department of Sport, Recreation and Racing (DSRR) and the Darwin Sailing Club (DSC). The NT Sailing Team is sponsored by YNT supported by the NT sailing community through fund raising events conducted by team members and their families.
The NT Sailing Team is the development program for high performance sailing in the NT and provides the pathway for elite youth to the Australian Sailing Team and Olympic level competition.
Hamish Wiltshire is awarded the 2013 YNT Junior Scholarship
Gary Martin, Saturday, 05 November 2013
Over the past year Hamish Wiltshire has represented the NT in a number of international and national regattas performing exceptionally well and achieving a number of impressive results in the very competitive Laser 4.7 class.
1st place in Queensland Midwinter Championship
2nd place in the New South Wales State Championship.
5th place in Madura Easter Regatta
8th place in Sail Melbourne
14th place in Australian Youth Championship
20th place in Australia Laser Championship
Hamish is a fully qualified Yachting Australia Race Officer and along with fellow junior sailor, John Lynch officiated over the novice fleet in the Australian Minnow Championship in Darwin 2013.
Hamish is a member of the NT Sailing Team, NTIS Scholarship holder and assistant sailing instructor at the Darwin Sailing Club. Hamish is also coaching the NT Minnow sailors preparing them for the Australian Minnow Championship to be held in Melbourne in January 2014.
Hamish is a great role model and mentor to all young NT sailors and a proud ambassador for the NT sailing community where ever he travels.
YNT is proud to award the Scholarship and a cheque for $500 to Hamish Wiltshire for his sporting achievements, good sportsmanship and dedication to sailing in 2013.