Brothers sail into state trials



QUEENSLAND selection is the carrot at the end of the line for Port Curtis Sailing Club brothers Karl and Max Von Richter at this weekend's State Selection Trials in Mooloolaba.

Karl, 11 and Max, 9 leave for the Sunshine Coast today with their sabot 'Toxic Slime' as they chase selection for the first time.

The brothers head into the first of the two trials with plenty of confidence on the back of their impressive win at the recent ASP/ IBS regatta in Gladstone.

Proud mum Sue said both boys were looking forward to the trials and were confident of performing well.

'They are both very excited to be competing and have been in very good form recently,'' she said.

'Mooloolaba is a testing course, but both Max and Karl's confidence is high and they should do well.'

The brothers will be competing in the two-up Sabot class, with only the top six going through to the nationals.

Mooloolaba is the first of two legs of qualifying, with Yeppoon hosting the second and final leg next weekend.



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