Another great start to 2015 for SYC sailors at the Youth Nationals!


13 of Southport Yacht Club’s finest youth sailors, travelled to the Youth National Championships, held at the Fremantle Yacht Club, Western Australia to compete in many divisions of sailing.


With all sailors achieving impressive results, two (2) of our finest sailors, Kyle O’Connell and Tom Siganto, competed amongst 30 of Australia’s finest youth sailors to win first place (1st) in the 29er division, placing above the reigning Junior World Champions from Sydney. This follows there recent success at the Australia 9er Championships, competing to finish a remarkable third (3rd).


Congratulations to all Southport Yacht Club sailors who took part in the 2015 Youth Nationals, the results are as follows:


29er Division – Kyle O’Connell and Tom Siganto – 1st

420 Division – Tom Cunich – 7th

Laser 4.7 Division Max Quan – 23rd (1st Queenslander), Tom Little – 28th, George Moreton – 34th, James Woodhouse – 37th

Optimist Open Gold Fleet Division – Tom Wright – 42nd, Ash Swadling – 48th (5th Female), Blake Wilson – 56th (5th u/12)

Optimist Open Silver Fleet Division – Riley Cameron – 39th

Optimist Intermediate Gold Fleet Division – Charlie Piacun – 8th (2 race wins of 78 boats)

Optimist Green Fleet Division – Adelaide Pullin – 9th


Tom and Kyle at the Youth Nationals 2015 Presentation Tom and Kyle at the Youth Nationals 2015 (2)







Photo Caption:

  1. Kyle and Tom receiving their trophy at the Youth Nationals Presentation.
  2. Kyle O’Connell and Tom Siganto at the Youth Nationals 2015.