2015 YNT Junior Scholarship
Gary Martin - 8 November 2015
Photo by Colin (Noddy) Blair
The 2015 YNT Junior Scholarship was awarded to Huw Wiltshire at the Darwin Sailing Club Presentation night on 7 November 2015. Huw is always around the club on race days, helping other sailors’ rig their boats, and you can usually tell where he is by his happy nature and continuous chatter. Huw has had a successful 2015 Sailing Season both in the NT and interstate. As part of broadening his sailing skills from the NT Minnow Class, Huw competed in the WA International Optimist Class Regatta at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club in December 2014. He finished mid fleet in a fleet of 32 experienced Optimist sailors. Huw went on to competed in the 2015 Australian International Optimist Dinghy Association Championships in January 2015, where he was the only NT entrant. Huw made the Gold Fleet cut in the Intermediate Division of 78 sailors and was 16th out of 39 boats in the Gold fleet.
From the Optimist Huw fronted the next day at the Minnow Nationals and took out the Invitation Race. Then went on to take out 2nd place in the Junior division and 7th overall in a fleet of 41 Open and Juniors.
in July 2015, Huw accompanied his brother Hamish and John Lynch to Queensland for the Youth Championship competing in the Open Bics, again as the only NT Sailor, finishing 13th in a fleet of 24.
At home in the NT Huw won both DSC Champs and NT Champs in the Minnows and all the Class Races he competed in, including the Patrons Tropy. Huw has been the consistent 1st place getter in the Point Scores he has sailed in and was named 2015 NT Minnow of the Year.
Huw is an assistant Instructor at the Darwin Sailing Club and is always one of the happy smiling face around the Club. YNT is proud to award the 2015 Junior Scholarship and a cheque for $500 to Huw Wiltshire who no doubt will put this to good use to assist his many future sailing endeavours.
YNT Head Coach
Gary Martin 1 September 2015
NT Sailing Team Head Coach
Yachting NT is looking for a head coach for the NT Sailing Team. The coach is responsible for formulating and implementing the team training program and providing approximately 6 to 8 hours of coaching per week. The coach will liaise with Yachting Australia and YNT on team programs and progress and may accompany and support Team members at national and international regattas. This is a part time paid position including all associated expenses reimbursed. The suitable person will report to YNT Council on the operations and progress of the team sailing program. The coach will have support from YNT and the NT Institute of Sport and will not necessarily need to be a qualified high performance coach to apply. The successful applicant will have the satisfaction of coaching team of dedicated young sailors to achieve their full potential within the sport.