Meet the Sailors

Meet The Sailors - 2023


Frances Gibson - Open - Scuppers  - AUS 1665

Hi my name is Frances, I am 12 years old and I sail in open fleet.
I started sailing when I was 10 years old in a Minnow.
I love sailing because you can meet so many new people and you get to sail in many different places and make lots of friends.
I love to be on the water with other people because it makes sailing more fun and enjoyable.
Some of my other sport and hobbies are playing basketball, camping and Sea Scouts.


Oliver Leighton – Intermediate – Shockwave – AUS 1897
Hi my name is Ollie and I am 11 years old. I started sailing when I was eight because my older brother was already sailing at Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC). I had to take some time off sailing because of COVID and was happy when we could go back.  What I like most about sailing is racing against other optimists, plus playing and training with my friends.  My other hobbies are playing the piano, saxophone and soccer. [July 2023]