OTB Presentation Night Wrap Up

by Damian Purcell

The Off the Beach (OTB) Presentation night last Saturday 1 July was a great success with most of the Cadet crews and their families in attendance.

The OTB group of sailers really excelled in their development over the year and most achieved some breakthrough successes in their racing. The coaching from former Australian Champion, Liam Robertson, greatly enhanced their skills and tactics.

Some notable highlight achievements included a first place in a race in the National Championships to Spitfire (Peter Allen and Oliver Grieve), and third overall at the State Championships and selection into the Australian Cadet Team as reserve boat at the World Championships in the Netherlands. Also noteable was the success of Bullant (Ned Peace and Carla Maertens) with a sixth overall at the state championships and Mats Maertens skipper of Supersonic who was the highest ranked under 12 skipper at the National Championships.

The Cadet Aggregate Champion and Club Championship winner was Spitfire, Peter Allen and Oliver Grieve, who took home all but one of the major trophies.

The Senior OTB Club Aggregate Overall champion was Sarah Wallace who sailed her Laser Radial Wheres Wally into the winning position for most of the events. However, prevailing in the OTB Senior Club Championship was Jacqueline Prestedge who also sailed her Laser Radial Hijacq to victory.

The Cadet skippers and crews who participated through the season each received framed photographs of them in action on their boats and a record of their achievements over the year. Much gratitude should go to Peter Roberts, David Johnson, and James Davison for preparing the results, photos and trophies for presentation on the night.

The full list of season results can now be viewed on the Club website, with congratulations to our winners.


The Awards presented for the Cadets include:


Club Cadet Champion: Spitfire - Peter Allen and Oliver Grieve


Club Aggregate Champion: Spitfire - Peter Allen and Oliver Grieve


Crews Race Champion: Spitfire - Oliver Grieve and Peter Allen


Cadet Division 2 Club Champion: Supersonic - Mats Maertens and Megan Dymalovski


Cadet Division 2 Aggregate Champion: Supersonic - Mats Maertens and Megan Dymalovski


Best Female Skipper: Emma Maertens


Best 1st Year Skipper: Mats Maertens


Most Determined Boat: Foxy Lady - Oscar Kirkpatrick and Leo Church


Most Tenacious Crew: Carla Maertens


Mother's Encouragement Award: Gotcha Tim Ronchi and James Allpress


Coach's Award: Jonathan L - Wynn Schofield and Rosetta King 




In the senior OTB division, the outcomes were:


Senior OTB Club Aggregate Pre-Christmas: Wheres Wally - Sarah Wallace  


Senior OTB Aggregate Pre-Christmas (Laser): Wheres Wally - Sarah Wallace


Senior OTB Aggregate Pre-Christmas (29er): Kaos Racing - Harrison Croft and Jack Fowler


Senior OTB Club Aggregate Post-Christmas: Wheres Wally - Sarah Wallace


Senior OTB Aggregate Post-Christmas (Laser): Wheres Wally - Sarah Wallace


Senior OTB Aggregate Post-Christmas (29er): Frequent Flyer, David and Michael Johnson


Senior OTB Club Aggregate Overall: Wheres Wally - Sarah Wallace


Senior OTB Club Championships Overall: Hijacq - Jacqueline Prestedge


Senior OTB Club Championship (Laser): Hijacq - Jacqueline Prestedge


Senior OTB Club Championship (29er): Frequent Flyer, David and Michael Johnson



THANK YOU and to all of the volunteers over the 2016-2017 season!

If you are interested in becoming involved in the OTB fleet for the 2017-2018 season you can find out more information on the RYCV website.

We're excited about our current bid for the 2020 International Cadet World Championships, which whill be a fantastic event for the Club and our Cadet fleet. There is a bright future ahead!


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