Year 12 Sailor Among the World's Best

Year 12 Geelong College student Oliver Manton represented Australia in the Sailing 49er Youth World Championships in Kingston, Canada, over the mid-year holidays.

Oliver and his crew Billy Goodfellow (Year 12 Kardinia College) sailed an excellent regatta, finishing fourth overall. The youth world championship is an under-23 event, with Oliver and Billy being one of the youngest teams.

Oliver has been sailing been sailing since he was nine years old through the Royal Geelong Yacht Club and has competed at many state, national and international regattas including the 2015 Cadet World Championships in Lake Garda, Italy, and the 49er Sailing World Cup Final in Melbourne in 2016. The 49er is an Olympic class high performance sailing skiff.

Congratulations Oliver!

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