NZ’s Two Top Young Sea Scouts Head to US to Compete 19 Jul 2012
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19 July 2012
NZ’s Two Top Young Sea Scouts Head to US to Compete
Another opportunity for two Lyttelton Sea Scouts to take top place in an international competition after coming close to winning two years ago.
Amanda Norris (16 yrs) and Michael Anderson (18 yrs), are representing New Zealand at the biennial Koch Cup in the USA.
Scouts NZ National Water Activities Adviser, Roger Horton says Amanda and Michael are exceptional sailors.
“The skill and talent in these two young people is extraordinary,” he says. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw them winning medals at the Olympic Games in the future or sailing in the America’s Cup.”
This is in fact the 6th year New Zealand Sea Scouts have competed in the Koch Cup – coming second each time. Horton says maybe this is the year to be number one.
“Amanda and Michael came second last year and now they have another opportunity to show they are the best in the world,” he says.
NOTE: Amanda has already left for San Francisco, Michael leaves tomorrow at 5.30pm from Christchurch. Both families have been incredibly supportive of Michael and Amanda’s endeavours, particularly following the earthquakes and how hard Lyttelton was hit.
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