Dream Big, Train Hard, Start Sailing At Gosford Sailing Club

Have you ever aspired to become a top sailor? Compete at state, national or international events? Perhaps compete at the Olympics, go on a Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race or compete in the fastest sail boats in history, the America’s Cup Boats. If you’re sitting there even contemplating the idea then it’s you’re time to get on board, train hard and begin sailing locally at Gosford Sailing Club. Here’s why…

Whilst sailing offers many rewards, such as travelling to your favourite country, hanging out and meeting new friends it also offers many life rewarding skills, such as resilience and dedication. Some of the best sailors in the world have all started sailing at Gosford Sailing Club. Over the year’s we have had a great history of success, and so it continues. Just recently, we have Tom Burton who just won an Olympic Gold Medal in the Laser class in 2016, Tom Slingsby, another fantastic Olympic Gold medallist who is currently training in the dream team Oracle USA in the America’s Cup. Liesl Tesch, a local hero who has gone to the Paralympics 7 times and come home with Gold for sailing at the 2016 Paralympics. And looking forward we have hopefuls Kurt Hansen and Sophie McIntosh, both current members of the Australian Sailing Squad who are training hard in the Men’s 49er and Women’s 470 classes.

Now, there is not one path you must take to become a top competitive sailor. However, we can suggest following the Australian Sailing Pathway which provides guidance on which class of boat you may like to sail. For Kurt and Sophie, they have transitioned classes and progressed exactly from this. They both started off in the sabot, transitioning to the Flying 11, then the 420/29er and now sail the 49er/470 classes. See this pathway in the pictures to the left.

So, check out some of the fantastic sailing courses Gosford Sailing Club has to offer here: http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-10984-0-0-0&sID=364055
Get out on the water at Gosford Sailing Club, Train Hard, have fun along the way and see where sailing can take you!


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