October 30 - November 5, 2016: Issue 287
Katie Spithill And RPAYC Women's Crew Win Busan Cup: 2016 International Match Racing
As one of the most experienced match racing skippers in the world, Australian Katie Spithill has been to every Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race since the inaugural event in 2008, except for the single year she had her daughter. But not until Saturday the 29th of October 2016 did she go all the way through to winning in Korea; over previous two-time Busan champion Lucy Macgregor of Great Britain:
“Finally, is all I can say. We’ve been here for eight years and we’re just so happy to take it home today,” the Aussie skipper cheers out, praising her Team Leagues Racing crew of Alessandra Angelini, Jessica Eastwell, Kate Lathouras and Stacey Jackson from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.
Fellow club members Milly Bennett – skipper, Alice Tarnawski, Rosie Lee, Stephanie Doyle, Carrington Brady and Tara Blanc-Ramos were also in Busan for their first 2016 WIM Series event as Team Tiger Racing.
Prime Minister Visits Mackellar
The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, has been engaged in visiting many communities this week.
On Monday, his birthday, the day began at Cancer Australia’s 2016 Pink Ribbon Breakfast then Berowra and NorthConnex were visited. Prior to departing for a full week of engagements in communities in Queensland, from Brisbane to Rockhampton and Birdsville, he met with a group of community business leaders at the Belrose Bowling Club for an informal afternoon tea hosted by Jason Falinski, Federal MP for Mackellar.