The Vincentia High School sailing team arrived safely back in Australia recently after competing in an extremely fulfilling World Championships in Japan.
The three students Thomas, Ryan and Jade and three staff travelled to Japan in October as a part of the Sailability Shoalhaven team.
The first week of the trip involved sightseeing and cultural exchange in the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima, with a highlight being the opportunity to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome.
The students then competed in the Hansa World Championships, forming a part of the 65 strong Australian team, against sailors from 25 different countries.
The experience of competing in a world class event will remain a highlight for all involved for their entire lifetime and while the students did not bring home any medals, they were excellent ambassadors for their country and their school.
The team are extremely grateful for all of the support they received from the local community, Vincentia High School, Vincentia High School Parents and Citizen and Sailability NSW.
The next World Championships are being held in Newport Beach California USA in 2020 and the team from Vincentia High School/ Sailability Shoalhaven have already been issued with an invitation to attend.
Preparations for this will commence when students return to their weekly sailing practice on the Shoalhaven River in the coming weeks.
If any members of the public would like to be involved as a volunteer, please contact Sandy Clark, Deputy Principal, Vincentia High School on 4441 6766.