Please allow me to introduce to you Liesl Tesch. Some of you may know her as our former Captain of the Australian Basketball Wheelchair Team. Yes! She is a five time paralympian winning a Silver Medal at the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 and bronze at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Last year, Tesch decided to set new sails. (he he he)
Partnered with Beijing Silver Medalist Daniel Fitzgibbon, they are a dynamic duo impressing the World winning their first ever sailing competition in the 2011 World Cup meets in Miami and Weymouth and taking home bronze in the 2011 World Championships. In Liesl’s first year of sailing she and Daniel were named 2011 Australian Sailors of the Year with a Disability!!! Yeeeeeharrrrr!
This week they are sailing the shored of Australia’s Middle Harbour in ‘The Access Class 2012 Combined World and International Championships’. As I write this they have two more days of racing to go, but I do know with their results already they must be up for a podium finish. Please enjoy some Liesl & Dan SKUD yacht action at the Middle Harbour Yacht Club (The Spit Mosman).