Crew spotlight on Sunny - go sailing, learn to sail
Crew spotlight on Sunny - go sailing, learn to sail

One of MySail’s first members, keen crew-member Sunny started sailing in November 2016.

Since that time Sunny has racked up quite an impressive amount of racing, including RANSA twilights on an Endeavour 24, MHYC Inshore Point Score on a Farr 11.6 and Northshore 369, MHYC twilights on a Cavalier 37 and the Endeavour 24 National and State titles at DSC.

Not only did Sunny compete in the Endeavour 24 Nationals, but his hard work and dedication also helped the team win the event!

Not scared to do what has to be done, Sunny mentions one of his favourite moments so far was climbing up a mast to retrieve a lost halyard, and enjoying the 360-degree view at the top.

Keen to continue his sailing, Sunny is learning as much as he can with every opportunity. He recognises that experience matters, but teamwork is also critical and can make a big difference to the performance of a yacht.

When asked if he had any tips for new sailors, Sunny had this to say…

“I’ve realised most skippers are willing to train new sailors who are committed to participate regularly, willing to learn and do any position required, have a team spirit and the right attitude. Knowledge and training is helpful, but not essential to getting involved.”

Sunny has recently completed his Safety and Sea Survival Course. He’s looking forward to participate in Port Stephens 10th Anniversary Regatta in early April 2017 and keen to get involved in other inshore and offshore events.

Great work Sunny and good luck with your future racing!