Fearless pair have instant Sabot success
YOUNG Port Curtis Sailing Club sabot competitors Matthew Taylor and Victoria Pryce struck up an instant rapport to produce a promising performance at Keppel Bay last week.
Contesting the Invitation and Clive and Wendy Allwood Sabot Week events, Matthew, 10, and Victoria, 9, proved an instant success when, teaming up for the first time in their first regatta outside of club competition, they finished sixth overall and third overall on handicap in the junior two-up division.
The pair recorded a number of top three placings in the craft Fearless at the event which con-cluded last Friday and are keen to add a few more trophies to their tally when Gladstone hosts the Central Queensland Youth Regatta on March 25-26.
Despite their instant success, Matthew and Victoria do not yet know if they will team up together for the March event but both are certain to be in the action.
Both competitors are products of the Port Curtis club's learn to sail program and are keen to take their sailing to the highest level possible with Matthew set to make the move to individual or one-up competition this year.
Hannah, also competing in her first regatta, gained valuable experience in the one-up division in her craft Howard Smith, learning to compete in difficult conditions.