Australian Sailing Team Olympic Sailor Ashley Stoddart was the guest of honour at the Adelaide Sailing Club Opening Day – where the 2016 Olympian Laser Radial sailor officially opened the 2016-17 Season on Saturday 15th October 2016.
Ashley gave a fabulous speech and recounted her own stories of her local club and the big role volunteers take in making clubs such as Adelaide Sailing Club run. She was also very impressed with the junior fleet presence at the Opening Day and with the weather not co-operating to allow club racing on the day, Ashley generously spent a lengthy time talking about her Olympic experience
with the ASC Junior Fleet who were suitably inspired. Ashley stayed until every junior had their questions asked and answered and was a great example to how our elite athletes in the Australian Sailing Team give back to the grassroots level.
During her visit to Adelaide, Ashley also informed SALA members that she would be attending the 2017 Australian Laser Championships – also to be held at Adelaide Sailing Club from December 27th 2016 to 4th January 2017.