A range of Australia sailors have enjoyed success at the world famous Kiel Week in Germany.
Australia’s sound preparation for the largest sailing event in the world has paid off with impressive wins across a variety of classes.
The concurrently-run Laser Radial Men’s World Championship saw Australian sailor Zac Littlewood secure an impressive first place finish and share the podium with training-mate and UWA student athlete Caelin Winchcombe who took out the bronze.
Under difficult conditions and inconsistent winds, Caelin dropped from second to third place, capsizing on the second last day.
However, some skilled sailing on the final day saw Caelin win both races to demonstrate he is a contender on the big occasions.
The 18-year-old student athlete was unlucky to miss out on the silver, just one nett point off Poland’s Aleksander Arian.
Back to Kiel Week, and in the Men’s Laser Standard, fellow UWA student athlete Richard Maher finished in the middle of the pack with 51st place.
The 21-year-old enjoyed a strong start, but dropped several places with a difficult end to the competition.
Meanwhile, UWA student athlete Hayley Clark joined new partner Conor Nicholas in the Nacra 17, where the duo showed promising development with a 17th place finish.
Nacra 17 is a performance catamaran, recently introduced to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Clark and Nicholas enjoyed some strong races during the event, with their campaign including three top ten finishes.
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