Battens Trophy Heads to Queensland
The Battens Winning ILCA Queensland Sailors on Presentation Night
The ILCA nationals are done for another year. The event attracted 257 sailors with 64 overseas entries in the ILCA 7’s due to the World championship being held at the same venue from 24th January. The ILCA 7 Worlds will see a field of 153 sailors from 53 countries including most of the best ILCA 7 sailors in the world.
Another highlight of the nationals was a record 69 ILCA 4 entries of which 32 were female. This reflects the success of ILCA Australia’s focus on the ILCA 4 as the ideal transition boat & our drive to keep more girls in the class.
the Battens trophy is awarded to the best performed state across all ILCA classes in the nationals. Victoria won the trophy in 2023 from long time holders Western Australia however this year Queensland sent a strong team especially in ILCA 4’s and managed to foil Victoria’s effort to retain the prize.