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| Training Coordinator Profile - Upu Kila
I am from Papua New Guinea and was born on a double hull canoe.
I fell off and half drowned few times so quickly learnt to swim and to paddle an outrigger canoe at the age of five. At 12 I started to crew on dad's 42ft racing outrigger canoe with other seven crewmen. Being the youngest and therefore lowest ranked crewmen I got the worst jobs; bailing water out of the canoe while racing,(character building).
I graduated to skippering a canoe at the age of twenty.
Started sailing Hobie Cats in 1983 in PNG
H16 1987, 1991, 2003 Bronze Medal - South Pacific Games
H16 1993, 2002 Finalist at the Hobie Worlds
H16 2002 4th World Masters
H16 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2004 PBSC Club Champion and Spring/Summer series
H16 1994/1995 Runner-up Terrigal Bluewater Regatta
1995 AYF Inshore Yachting Certificate
1996 AYF Club Coach Certificate
H14 1997 NSW Senior State Campion
1999 PNG team, Pre-Olympics - Tornado Class
1999-2002 conducted Sail Training Courses for Palm Beach Sailing Club.
H16 2003 NSW Open State Champion
H16 2004 NSW Masters State Champion
H16 2003, 2004 PNG National Campion and
H16 2003,2004 South Pacific Championships 1st PNG
H16 1993, 2002 World ranked sailor
H16 2006 Point score
Training Coordinator Profile - Rod Waterhouse
I first started sailing when I was 10 years old in a on a Manly Junior. with Ian Bashford and I have spent the rest of my life sailing Hobies, J24, Tornados, yachts - in fact I'll sail anything that floats!
I joined Palm Beach Sailing Club (then Pittwater Catamaran Club) in 1973 and have sailed competitively since then as well as conducting training courses and starting our recent Youth Program.
National titles in J24,Olympic Tornado, Hobie 14 and Hobie 16
1985 Sailed Catamaran Sydney- San Francisco
1995 Sailed 44ft yacht USA to Sydney
2001 Sailed 47ft Yacht Eastern/West Mediterranean
2003 Sailed 47ft yacht France to Sydney
South Pacific Champion in Hobie 16
Worrell 1000 (endurance race in USA) - 3x times winner and 6 times 2nd place
Coral Sea 1000 1st place
Top10 in worlds Hobie14, Hobie 16, Hobie 18 and most recently (2006) Hobie Tiger.
Most exciting achievement - 3 seasons driving Hogs Breath 18ft skiff including 8th place in Worlds
Most significant achievement ......Father of a World Champion !
Training Coordinator Profile - Anthony Duchatel
. Sailed Hobies from 1979 to 1987
. Qualified sailing instructor operating from the Australian Sailing School at Middle Harbour from 1984 - 1986
. Retired due to back injury - 1988
. Returned after rehabilitation and strengthening program - 2005
o Five times Middle Harbour Hobie 14 club champion
o Twice NSW Hobie 14 champion and twice runnerup
o National Hobie 14 champion and twice runnerup
o 9th (Phillipines) and 10th (Brazil) Hobie 14 World titles
o Florida (America) Hobie 16 Points champion
o American Hobie 16 Mid-Winters East champion
o Worrell 1000 - first to finish 1984 male/female team