Russell Phillips Third at European Champs

by

Russell Phillips has competed in the Access Class European Championships in Italy
Russell Phillips has competed in the Access Class European Championships in Italy
Russell Phillips fights off the Liberty fleet to win the first race in Italy
Russell Phillips fights off the Liberty fleet to win the first race in Italy
Russell Phillips with his bronze medal and travellers trophy from the 2011 Access Class European Championships
Russell Phillips with his bronze medal and travellers trophy from the 2011 Access Class European Championships
David Staley, Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Dockland Yacht Club's Russell Phillips has finished third in the 2011 Access Class European Championships.  Russell competed in the week-long event at Bogliaco on the western shore of Lake Garda in Italy during May.  The event attracted 57 competitors from 10 nations.

 

Conditions were generally light throughout the regatta, not particularly favouring Russell, but he achieved one race win and consistent enough results to finish three points behind Vera Voorbach of the Netherlands.  Another Australian, Barry Coates from Queensland, was the clear winner.

 

Being the competitor who travelled the furthest to the event, Russell was awarded the travellers trophy, a half model of one of the most famous Lake Garda "flying boats".

 

As well as occasionally sailing the Access 303s and Liberty at Docklands, Russell is developing a campaign for the 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition in the two-person SKUD 18 class.  He is currently on the lookout for a crew who meets the disability classification requirements to join him in his quest to represent Australia in Rio.

Other Links
 Event Report



Comments

Comment Guidelines: The SportsTG Network is made up of players, families and passionate sports followers like you who have a strong opinion about sport. That's great - we want you to have your say and share your thoughts with the world. However, we have a few rules that you must follow to keep it fun for all. Please don't be rude, abusive, swear or vilify others. Apart from some pretty serious sport sanctions, we also can ban you and report you if things get out of hand. So play fair and have fun, and thanks for your contribution.

--ABOVEADS--

Our new location

Sailing for Everyone!

Docklands Yacht Club overlooks Victoria Harbour with sweeping views of the Melbourne City skyline and the ever changing Docklands precinct.  From January 2016, sailing will take place from the 60 metre pontoon at our new premises - the Community Boating Hub, 912 Collins Street, adacent to the Library at Dock Square.  Community Sailing days are normally the second and fourth Sunday of each month year round from 11am but are subject to change (check Calendar page for more details). Everyone is welcome. We supply the boats, lifejackets and instruction.

Photo Gallery

Docklands Weather