Optimist goes to school12 March 2009
Let's go sailing29 January 2009
Lidgett Cup Optimists
The Lidgett Cup is an annual junior sailing event held every Feburary at Daveys Bay Yacht Club. The Lidgett family are behind this fantastic event with Daveys Bay Yacht Club Commodore and ex Olympian Jenni Lidgett being the central co-ordinator. Just under 200 juniors sailing Minnows, Optimists and Sabots attended the event which has three fleets of Green, Intermediate and Advanced. There were ten races held over the two days with plenty of on water and off water coaching for the competitors. This year I was a coach which is a busy job but very rewarding. Ben decided to step up from the Minnow to his Optimist this regatta and entered the Intermdiate division. He was stoked to be allocated to 2008 Olympian Krystal Weir as his coach and Krystal certainly pushed him hard. Ben finished third overall in the intermediates. Ben’s brother Finn Hartnett sailed in the Green Fleet getting a couple of race in before the breeze came in.
In the advanced division in the Optimists James Oliver narrowly beat Lloyd Collings. Full results at Daveys Bay Yacht Club http://www.daveysbay.org.au/