July 12 - 18, 2015: Issue 222

Waterhouse/Darmanin win Silver at Nacra17 World Championships 

Pittwater's Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin - on podium at Aarhus, Denmark - photo by Laurens Morel.

Jason Waterhouse (NSW) and Lisa Darmanin (NSW) have won the Silver Medal at the 2015 Nacra17 World Championship in Aarhus, Denmark overnight (Friday, 10 July).

This is one place up for the two cousins after last year’s bronze medal at the 2014 ISAF World Championships in Santander, Spain and another medal as they campaign to secure a spot for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Three Australian crews are vying for the Australian spot at next year’s Rio Olympic Games, with ISAF regulations permitting countries only one entrant per nation.

At the recent ISAF Sailing World Cup in Weymouth and Portland in Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin set the first mark by winning the gold medal, which put them into the #1 spot on the ISAF World Rankings. Olympic silver medallists Darren Bundock (NSW) and Nina Curtis (NSW) were not far behind winning bronze in Weymouth, but finished 16th at the World Championship in Aarhus.

The third crew are Australian Sailing Squad’s Olympic medallist Lucinda Whitty (NSW) and Euan McNicol (NSW) who finished 13th in Weymouth and Portland and 20th at the World Championship.

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Pittwater's Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin in action in Denmark this week - photo by Mogens Hansen.

Pittwater Sailors in Queensland: 2015 Australian Sailing Youth Team

 Shaun Connor and Sophie Renouf in action on Brisbane’s Waterloo Bay this week - Photo © Lachlan Murnaghan

The 2015 Queensland Youth Week came to a close on Tuesday, 7 July 2015 at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron with the final points awarded to select the 2015 Australian Sailing Youth Team. The team will represent Australia at the 2015 ISAF Youth World Championship in Malaysia at the end of the year (27 December to 3 January).

At the conclusion of Queensland Youth Week, fourteen young Australian sailors across nine classes will be nominated to the Yachting Australia Board for final selection to contest the 45th ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Malaysia in December.

Queensland Youth Week was the final regatta in a series of three selection events (Class Nationals, Australian Youth Championships, Queensland Youth Week) to select the 2015 Australian Sailing Youth Team with sailors competing across four days of racing.

Among those who have won through and will be nominated are RPAYC and PBSC members, Shaun Connor and Sophie Renouf (Hobie 16) and Kurt Hansen and Jim Colley (29er). 

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 Kurt Hansen and Jim Colley (29er). - Photo © Lachlan Murnaghan

 Mona Vale Hospital's New Community Health Centre Rising Up Fast

Mona Vale Hospital's Community Health Centre construction site 6.7.2015 - A J Guesdon picture.

Mona Vale Hospital's Community Health Centre is going up fast and still on track to be finished by the end of this year!

Around 100 Hospital staff will work in this new building, which will have: •adult and paediatric oral health, • adult and paediatric occupational therapy, • paediatric speech pathology, • chronic disease and cardiac rehabilitation, • musculoskeletal physiotherapy, • child and family health, • community nursing and acute post-acute care, • community rehabilitation and aged care.

Find out more HERE

Pittwater's Winter Blue Skies 2015 

View to Mona Vale Beach and Basin this week - A J Guesdon picture, 2015 

Turimetta Headland - Warriewood this week - A J Guesdon picture, 2015 

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