Smooth Sailing for Dio's Lizzie Shapland

 

Smooth Sailing for Dio's Lizzie Shapland

Wednesday the 29th of July, 2020

Congratulations to Lizzie for her win at Sailing's 29er Nationals during the July school holidays

Lizzie Shapland, Year 10 (and her crew mate, Lucy) won the Youth Female at the 29er Nationals over the school holidays.  Lizzie and Lucy were competing against women in the Youth class who are aged up to 19 years old.  The girls also placed second female team overall, second only to Alex Maloney and Molly Meech, the current Olympic champions and full-time sailors. Quite an outstanding result for the girls.

 The girls now are looking to repeat this performance at the National Youth Trials next holidays. The winner of this regatta is invited to represent NZ at the Youth Worlds.  The Youth Worlds were to be held in Brazil at the end of this year but unfortunately have been cancelled due to the Covid virus.  Yachting NZ have said they will still be selecting and training a team as if Worlds were going ahead.