Mornington Yacht Club’s Jack Eickmeyer (17) has won Australian Sailing Victoria’s Youth Sailor of the Year, announced at the organisation’s Annual Awards in early September.

The award recognises Jack’s stellar performance at a state, national and international level over the last year, reflecting years of dedication to the sport, putting time in with his training partners at MYC and through the scholarships he earned with the Victorian Institute of Sport.

Although Jack led the charge, Mornington Yacht Club was well represented on the night with Lachie Weber 1st in the Victorian Sailing Cup in the Laser Radial class, and Olivia Cameron and Lily Fogarty 1st in the 420 dinghy.

In addition, James Jackson and Lachie Weber were co-captains in Peninsula Grammar’s winning Victorian Schools State Championship team, and Jack, Lachie, Sophie Jackson and Lily and Matilda Richardson were acknowledged as MYC’s 6 Australian Sailing Victorian Youth Scholarship winners out of a State total of only 18.

This performance comes about through great personal endeavour and reflects the strong club culture and support network provided through MYC’s Training & Development program. Club Commodore Andrew Young said the club is committed to support the inclusiveness and growth of youth sailing in Mornington. “The commitment to hard work combined with the obvious camaraderie amongst this group is terrific to witness and inspiring to the next crop of young sailors” he said. “Credit is also due to their coaches, volunteers and parents supporting these efforts”.