Young Sailor Lives his Dream


Ten year old Will Dunn from Medowie lived his dream this week after being invited to sail on “Wild Oats 10” on Pittwater in Sydney, his prize in winning the mixed junior category in the 2013 Sail Port Stephens Regatta held in Port Stephens during the last Easter Holidays.

Will has been having sailing lessons at Soldiers Point Sailing School under the guidance of Chief Sailing Instructor Graham Oborn for over 12 months now. He has achieved the Basic Skills 1 & 2 courses and is now working towards completing his Better Sailing Course.

Accompanied by his parents Greg and Lynne and sister Ruby, Will sailed for two hours with the crew and got to helm the magnificent boat reaching a top speed of 17.4 knots.

Following the sail Will and his family joined the crew for lunch at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.

Will loved his prize commenting “it was pretty awesome and I want to do this in the future”.

“We had a great time, the crew were so friendly and welcoming” said┬ámum┬áLynne.