Saturday, 5 January 2013

Presentation Aussie Style

Team GBR got together this evening having experienced the hottest day on record for Hobart registering 42 degrees.  Packing the container this afternoon was not an option however washing and drying boats, sails and kit was a breeze!!

Holly Anderson supported by the team Mums pulled together a presentation memento photo and all the team collected signatures of their team mates

At an impromtu 'finish the Pimms' party the coaches were presented with a thank you from the team and offered a perfect back drop for team photos.

Moving to the presentation event the flags were lowered by each team singing their national anthem unaccompanied on the lawn followed by the formal presentation in the marquee.  Sandy Bay is a small club run by volunteers and the only sailing members are children.  Yet under the leadership of Commodore Jill Abel supported by her team they hosted a wonderful evening and a fantastic event.

Team GBR was very proud that bronze was accepted by Alex Corby and Robert Keen.  Robert made an outstanding speech of thanks on behalf of the team GBR bringing a tear to the coaches eye.  Emma White and Ellie Wootton accepted 9th place award with huge pride narrowly missing first female helm by 4 points.

With grateful thianks Jill and her team were presented with a bottle of Pimms with from team GBR for being wonderful hosts.