State School Sailing Championships
Woodleigh competed in the State School Sailing Championships (March 26-28) held at the Royal Victorian Yacht Club. The Woodleigh crew came away with 4th in their Division, which is a fantastic result for our sailors from Year 7 to Year 9. We had a couple of novice sailors step up and fill the team at the last minute, as some of our experienced sailors were unavailable as they were on Hattah.
They competed in 10 races for the first-round robin, qualifying in 4th for the finals. Woodleigh beat Scotch college in the qualifying final to come up against Peninsula School in the Semi. We only just went down to Peninsula, who went on to win the Grand Final. We raced off for 3rd and 4th place and only narrowly were beaten by Toorak. It is all credit to our team, working hard all term with our sailing coach Sophie Jackson, attending training sessions, and competing in the John Middleton Series at Davey’s Bay.
Even though we were taking a younger team to states, we were confident the experience would be beneficial for them, and they had a great weekend, and we are so delighted to have come away with Most Improved School Award.
A huge congratulations to our Woodleigh Crew, Digby T, Huia M, Andre Na, Cooper B, Cate F, who were led by captain Patrick C on your achievements weekend and this term. Also, a special mention to our coach Sophie J on her efforts and all parents and guardians behind the scenes.