A relaxed Seth Oosthuizen sails his Optimist Sailboat ahead of Yael Oosthuizen and Dylan Gyr dueling around the race mark.

Young sailors compete

Kids aged seven to 15 participated in the Nelson Sailing Regatta at Lakeside Park on Saturday

Kids aged seven to 15 participated in the Nelson Sailing Regatta at Lakeside Park on Saturday while adults raced the bigger keel boats downstream out of the Prestige marina. Sailing condition were ideal under clear skies and steady light northerlies.

In the Laser Class there was a tie for first with Aigne McGeady-Bruce on “Dr Katheryn Bibby” and Caden Foy on “McLean and Taylor Chiropractic” ending in draw. They were followed by Matthew Stachniak in second on “Berg Naqvi Lehmann”  and third Gregor Olive on “Revolution Media Lab.”

In Optimist Blue Fleet: Yaël Oosthuizen took first on “Secret Garden Toys”, followed by Dylan Gyr on “Kokanee Camera” and Toren Bechard on “Puppa Mike”

The Optimist Green fleet winners included Seth Oosthuizen, Liam Blackmore, Versailles McGeady-Bruce, Indigo Bowick, Rayne Loeppky, Aysia Loeppky, Saxon Bowick, Oli Gyr and Riley Blackmore.

Youth sailing programs will be run by the Nelson and District Community Complex throughout July and August. Registration starts June 4 (check the Summer Leisure Guide for details).


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