Success From GSC To Junior Sailors

The success of the progressing youth sailors at Gosford Sailing Club is something which we can be proud of. Gosford Sailing Club has worked enormously hard to develop the skills of youth sailors through the various programs and scholarships they offer and such success has been identified on multiple occasions. Just recently junior sailors and current sailing instructors at Gosford Sailing Club Kurt Hansen and Sophie McIntosh have both shown consistent success in their respected classes. As of last Tuesday both have been selected as NSW Institute Of Sport Scholarship holders for 2017. This was based on their performance over the past 12 months, and it is no doubt they have many sailing agendas coming up this year. For Kurt in the ASS and 49er class this includes doing the 49er Worlds and Europeans in Portugal this year. He recently said “yeah I’m super stoked about it all”. We wish him all the best! Meanwhile, Sophie plans on competing in the 470 All Japan Championship and 470 Junior Worlds to be held at the 2020 Olympic sailing venue in Enoshima, Japan. She then plans on jumping back into the 420 to compete in the open worlds to be held in Freemantle, Western Australia in December. After just coming back from a national training camp on the Gold Coast and now heading over to Perth to train with her current crew Sophie says it’s a busy schedule, whilst balancing it with her first year at university. “Although, we love it. Both Kurt and I began sailing at Gosford Sailing Club and we just can’t get enough. I’m really looking forward to the future, as it is my 1st year sailing in the 470 it should be a fun experience and I’m sure I’ll learn allot”. Goodluck to both of these GSC sailors!

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