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2007 Access Dinghy National & International Championships


Sailability ACT 2007 Nationals Team
Sailability ACT put in a brilliant performance at the 2007 National & International Regatta in Adelaide at Easter.
After a season of dedicated training, under the expert coaching of Michael Leydon, all the hard work paid off for Sailability ACT sailors who took on the unfamiliar waters of St. Vincent’s Gulf off Adelaide to win or place in most divisions. Sailability ACT also took out the coveted Team Trophy over teams from all Australian states plus teams from Japan, New Zealand and Italy.
Ten Sailability ACT sailors, six with disabilities, journeyed to Adelaide to contest the event in which over 65 sailors, many with disabilities, took part.
In the Access 2.3 Novice Division our sailors took the trifecta, with 13 year old junior Nathan Kelly 1st, his mother Karen Kelly 2nd and Australian Team Special Olympic sailor Bronwyn Ibbotson 3rd. In the Access 2.3 Intermediate Division Christine Elliott was 3rd. In the bigger boats the Access 303 Singles Division, Michael Leydon was 2nd after a closely fought race, and in the Access 303 Doubles, Michael Leydon and Debbie Boys went undefeated throughout the event for 1st place.
With the addition of the Team Trophy Sailability ACT bought home a swag of Trophies and proved themselves a formidable force in Access Dinghy racing.
The 2007 Sailability ACT Team Pictured below are:
From left to right (Back) Michael Leydon, Nathan Kelly, Allister Peek, John Elliott (Centre) Bronwyn Ibbotson, Karen Kelly, Christine Elliott, Bill Gabriel
(Front) Debbie Boys and Catharine Keir.

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