Young sailors at world champs

Saturday July 07, 2018 Written by Published in Other Sports
Tex Framhein – seen here on the water in Christchurch earlier this year – is on his way to the World Sailing Youth Championships. 18070512 Tex Framhein – seen here on the water in Christchurch earlier this year – is on his way to the World Sailing Youth Championships. 18070512

Two Cook Islands sailors are off to the World Sailing Youth Championships.

 

Helene Johnson and Tex Framhein were both awarded a World Sailing scholarship for the championships and left yesterday for the American city of Corpus Christi in Texas, where they will attend a clinic in preparation for the main event.

The pair are currently the top Pacific Islands sailors in the Youth Laser Radial class and their current goal is to maintain this position as they work towards their ultimate long-term goal of representing the Cook Islands at the Olympics.

Both had a very busy year with the challenging Summer Competition Tour in Australia and New Zealand, followed by leading the Rarotonga Sailing Club team to achieving a high ranking at the NZ Secondary Schools Team Racing Championships in April this year.

After the world championships, Tex will move up to the Men’s Olympic Class for the Laser standard, while Helene is already sailing the women’s class in preparation for another summer tour in 2018/2019.

 

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