2018 Gill Flying 11 National Championships
Manly 16' Skiff Club
Dates: 13th - 19th January 2018
then progressed to Manly Juniors where I was not sure if I would keep sailing but I still went through with it and now I want to become professional......
Name: Thomas Koerner
Date Of Birth: 3/6/1992
Current F11 Boat And Who Is Your Crewmate: TomTom 1369
Current Club: Avalon Sailing Club
How Long Have You Been Sailing F11s: 3 Years
Tell Your Sailing History In Brief [100 words]: I started off in "Mirrors" and was a quite shy sailor. I then progressed to Manly Juniors where I was not sure if I would keep sailing but I still went through with it and now I want to become professional. Winning MJ Novice Nationals on Scratch and Handicap. I then went to Main MJ Fleet. I currently sail F11 and loving it. I'm becoming knowledged based on sailing and F11's and hoping to sail them for another season along with a youth class boat.
What Other Boats/Classes Do You Currently Sail/Skipper/Crew: Puffin Pacers, Teams Sailing For my school. I skipper.
What's Your Most Memorable Sailing Achievement: 1st Handicap for 2007-2008 F11 Nationals.
What's Your Most Favourite Sailing Memory [50 words]: Sailing In from novice nationals with Louis and Monica knowing that we completed our 1st regatta and went well.
Who Would Be Your Sailing Mentor: Ian Murray and Michael Coxon
What Do You Like about the F11s [50 words]: The Competitive and big fleet that we have to race with and how fast they go on reaches it's a hoot!
What Are Your Future Sailing Goals: To make it into the Olympics and represent Australia.
What Would You Like To See Happen In F11s: For the class to keep growing because the really fun boats.