AWKR Seminar 3 May 20 Start Line Tactics Rosie Colahan
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The most important part of the race is the start! Rosie Colahan is presenting some great tactics for you and your crew. DO NOT MISS OUT come to RMYS on May 20 from 6 pm for a light and then the seminar from 7.00 pm. Please book and call 9534 0227
Rosie Colahan speaks on ‘Tactics and Strategies for the Start Line’
On Wednesday 20 May 2009, Rosie Colahan presents ‘Tactics and Strategies for the Start Line’.
Rosie has been sailing since childhood, initially in Sabots at Frankston Yacht Club. Rosie and her crew ‘Oink’ (Michael Allnut) took out the Australian Junior Sabot Title in Tasmania. Rosie continued to sail throughout her childhood moving onto Rainbows and Light Weight Sharpies.
Whilst studying medicine as a member of the Melbourne University Sailing Club, Rosie campaigned in Inter-Varsity Championships and was awarded the highest sporting accolade from University, a half blue (only males get a full blue).
It was during Rosie’s Uni days that she became involved in keelboat sailing. It started with a Hobart to Melbourne return delivery after which she joined the crew of Adam’s Rib, owned by Murray Smitheram at Royal Brighton. Rosie later joined up with David James and together they now own and sail the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40, ‘Ingenue’. Together, Rosie and David have competed in almost every ocean event run from Victoria including:
- 2006 Melbourne to Vanuatu – winning the double-handed division
- 2006 Vanuatu to Mackay
- 2007 Melbourne to Osaka – double-handed race
- 2008 prepared for the start of the Melbourne to Vanuatu race and when no one showed up, they started alone
In 2008, Rosie was awarded the ‘Shenandoah Trophy’ by ORCV for the Ocean Racer of the Year. A most deserving recipient.
Come and hear Rosie’s tips for successful strategies on the start –line , a topic for all sailors.