Monday, August 17, 2015

Theo and Team finish 3rd overall in Quingdao!

The original brief Press Release:

"Local Sailor goes to China
Hout Bay Yacht Club’s Youth Development Trainer, Theo Yon, has been selected to represent the Western Cape to sail in the Qingdao International Regatta from 12-16 August.

Over 60 applications were received but only one team of 5 were chosen so this is a great honour for Theo who has risen up from our junior ranks to now being our youth Sail Trainer and represents our Club at all major regattas.

Due to the generosity of the Club’s Members, Theo departs with R3500 pocket money for extra expenses, plus a new underwater video camera to captures events at the Regatta. On his return, Theo will give a talk at the Club and share his experiences with his colleagues and Members. The camera will then be used for sail training."

More than this, Hout Bay Yacht Club can be extremely proud of this as a pinnacle achievement of its Development Sailing Programme, which continues to thrive. So many members have played a part in this over the years it would be foolish to name any. The spirit and generosity of the members has been fantastic, and I might add Theo has been a well deserved champion in the midst of it. To my mind this is such a good news story at a time when we all need a bit of cheering up!