Debutant Lau Now In Confidence With Her New Class Boat

Genevieve Lau began sailing as for an islander it is a natural thing to do. Lau said, “From my childhood, I would see people in the harbor sailing around with all fun. And sailing is also a big part of living for people in the island”. When Lau was at the age of 9, she enrolled herself in summer sailing camps. Here she received the knowledge about the fundamentals of this sport.

She said “I believe Tom Herbert Evans is the big inspirations for me. He is my coach, but I love sailing with him, he was so fun all the time and everything we did was a great fun”. After sharpening her skills for three years in the Optimist dinghy class, she progressed to the O’pen Bic dinghy and this one she absolutely adores.

Talking about this new class she said, “It’s not like a superyacht – this is my favorite class because these boats are much lot faster and therefore there is more fun in sailing in this boat.”

“This is the new class in the sailing world and requires more skill in handling it. It is a lot of fun to handle this classic boat. She further added that “Handling the boat on the O’pen Bic keeps you on your toes really. While you are on the boat, you have to keep your on focus on how it is moving and agile. Thus, it is a fun boat to handle as it offers you many things to with it.”

Lau was competing in at the O’pen Bic World Championship in the under-17 age group this summer in Spain. She underlines her prowess by placing herself fourth among the girls and at the eighteenth position in the complete fleet of 137, she was with Thomas Evans who was placed 115th.

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