VOST is the Victorian Optimist Sailing Team.
Ashlea started sailing at the age of 8 and had loved the waters and the wildlife that comes with it. She loves sailing along with the dolphins, seals, jellyfish and even the stingrays! In 2023, Ashlea represented Australia at the International Optimist African Championships in Morocco and at the Qingdao International Optimist Training Camp and Regatta in China. Ashlea looks forward to more exciting sailing at the Australian national championships in Adelaide this coming January 2024 and sharing her experiences with newer sailors and girls joining the VIC optimist family.
Hello, my name is Callum Simmons and I am 10 years old. I started sailing when I was 4 years old and I sail at the Indented head Yacht Club and Royal Geelong Yacht Club. This is the first time I have been selected for the Victoria Optimist Sailing Team. I love sailing the Optimist because it is fun and challenging. My best regatta experience was at the 2020 Australian Optimist National Championships. It was my first nationals in open fleet and I set the goal to qualify for the gold fleet division. After qualifying I achieved my goal and finished the regatta in 51st position and won the best 11 year old trophy. Another highlight was winning the Victorian and New South Wales intermediate state titles in 2019. I also play basketball and learn the piano. I would love to act in a cool movie like Star Wars.