Monthly Archives: October 2023

Seven Australians in the top 30 in Under 21 Worlds Morocco

Photo by ILCA – Prow Media

180 sailors braved some tough North Atlantic Ocean conditions in Under 21 World Championships just concluded in Tangier Morocco.

In the ILCA 6 fleet, Eve McMahon from Ireland won the title from Anja von Allmen from Switzerland. Italian Carlotta Rizzardi was third. Our only female sailor, Frances Beebe sailed consistently finishing 25th in the 66 boat fleet.

The ILCA 7 fleet with 115 boats, was headed up by Great Britain’s Finley Dickinson from Oskar Madonich Ukraine and Caleb Armit from New Zealand. The Australian ILCA 7 squad did well with six sailors finishing in the top 30. The best Australian Stefan Elliot-Shircore was in the top three for most of the regatta, but dropped to sixth in the last two days.

The full results are Here and photos showing some of the challenging conditions experienced are Here.

Volunteer Extraordinaire

A story and photo courtesy of sailing web site Live Sail Die.

Without volunteers, 99% of all the sailing we know and love just wouldn’t happen. They are the first to arrive and the last to leave, making sure marks are laid, start lines are in place, results are processed and so much more.


Ken Hurling OAM our ILCA Australia and Oceania chair has served as head coach of Moreton Bay College team sailing team for 23 years. With no connection to the school, Ken was asked by friend and neighbour Terry Buckley to give an assessment of the girls and their abilities while training at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in the Pacer class. And the rest they say, is history. 23 years later the school has purchased a new fleet of boats, dedicating one to their head coach, Ken.

The dedication took place at a blessing for the new fleet on the 6th of October, with Moreton Bay College principal Janet Stewart bringing a tear to almost every eye in the room when she said “Ken has been an integral part of our sailing community for over two decades. His dedication, passion, and unwavering support for our sailors have left an indelible mark on all of those with whom he coached…. and the staff and coordinators at the College.”

Newly named Pacer Ken Hurling with the man himself at RQYS

Coach Boats Required for Charter ILCA 7 Worlds

A number of overseas coaches are looking to charter coach boats for the ILCA 7 Worlds. If you are bringing a coach or support boat to the Nationals, please consider leaving it in Adelaide and chartering to a coach for the Worlds. Adelaide Sailing Club will arrange truck transport to return and this can be included in the charter fee.

Please contact or if you have any leads.

ILCA Under 21 Worlds Kicks Off in Morocco


The first ILCA World Championships in Africa for a while got underway in Tangier Morocco on Sunday with the ILCA Under 21 Men’s and Women’s Worlds registration and equipment inspection. This will be followed by six days of racing two races per day starting on 17 October. 184 sailors from 38 countries are competing.
The photo above shows the talented Australian team with supporting coaches Tristan Brown and Ryan Palk. Pictured are Patrick Scally, Jack Eickmeyer, Frances Beebe, Julian Taylor, Lachie Weber, Isaac Schotte, Tom Holmes, Daniel Costandi, Lawson McAullay, Liam Cox. Photo absentees are Michael Compton and Stefan Elliott-Shirecore.
The event web site with all the information, media and results is Here.

Best of luck and good sailing to the team.

Stop Press – Great results in U21 Worlds with 6 Australians in the top 30.

ILCA Web Links

Now that we have almost all moved to ILCA some of the web resources have changed and most will follow over time.


Mrs Google will find most ILCA web sites but if not below is a list of URLs for Australian ILCA Districts and ILCA International and World ILCA Regions.  


Links to ILCA Districts & Regions