RBYC High Performance Sailors

Hello fellow RBYC members, we are a group of high-performance sailors that are lucky enough to call RBYC our home base. We all share a common dream of wanting to go the Olympics whether it be in the Laser (ILCA), 470, IQ Wind foil or Kite foil class. This dream and the international experience required does come with financial challenges, so we are seeking support from our wider community to help us get there.

On that note we would love to invite you all to a fundraiser on the 1st of March that will be held in the member’s bar. We ask that you register for the event.

If you are not a RBYC member but would like to be involved in this evening you are welcome to purchase a ticket for $10 via the below link. This provides you with access to the evening as well as drink from the members bar (conditions apply).

You will enjoy listening to a guest speaker and a panel discussion with all the athletes about their individual journeys, so please come along if you would like to learn more about our campaigns or about the new classes such as the Wind foil and Kite foil which are making their Olympic debut in 2024. To assist our fundraising we will also have some raffle prizes and some silent auction items up for grabs, so it’s looking like it’ll be a great night for all!

If you would like to support these sailors then you can make a Tax deductible donation using the below button

If you would like to donate items for the raffle or auction please reach out to Anna at [email protected] 

Below, I have included little introductions to all the sailors who will be involved in the night, if you see us in the boat park feel free to come up and have a chat and we hope to meet all of you on the 1st of March in the Members Bar!

Meet the Sailors

Anna Cripsey: Support Page

Hi, I’m Anna a 19yr old wind-foiler based out of RBYC. I have only recently made the transition to the IQ class from the 49er FX but have been part of the Victorian Institute of Sport for 4 years and in the Australian Sailing Futures team for two. I am currently working towards attending the under-23 worlds in Lake Garda this August. You may have bumped into me around the club when I’m training or when I’m working in the Sailing and Marina office! Follow my progress on Facebook @annacripseysailing

Sophie and James Jackson: Support Page

Victorian Institute of Sport Sailors and Brother-Sister Duo Sophie and James Jackson have joined forces in the International 470 class, embarking on a journey to win Gold at 2028 Olympic Games. Between the team there is 7 Australian Championship wins, 8 Victorian Championship wins and 1 World Championship win, and in 2024 they will combine their previous experience as a new team, heading to the Princesa Sofia Trophy – World Cup (Spain), French Olympic Week – World Cup (France) and 470 European Championships (France).

Philip Cripsey: Support page

Hi, my name is Philip Cripsey, I’ve been in the IQ foil class for three years and the Victorian institute of sport and Australian sailing futures team for two years. I’ve competed internationally at the youth (u19) international games in 2022 coming 20th/ 72, and the youth European championships in 2023 coming 21/145. Most recently I’ve come 5th at both Sail Melbourne and Sail Sydney. This year I’m preparing to head over to Palma for the Princesa Sofia Trophy- World cup event (Spain).

Charlotte Wormald: Support Page

Victorian of institute sport sailor competing in the IQ Foil class, Charlotte Wormald is working hard toward achieving the goal to partake in the 2032 Olympic Games. Charlotte recently represented the country at the 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands winning silver. Previous to this she has placed in the top 20 at IQ Junior World events as well as winning the Australian Youth National Championships twice in a row. In efforts to achieve her dream, Charlotte will compete at the 2024 Princesa Sofia Trophy – World Cup (Spain) as well as the Under 23 IQ World Championships (Italy).

Casey Imeneo: Support page

Victorian Institute of Sport & Australian Sailing Team athlete, Casey represents Australia in the Olympic ILCA 6 class. Recently Casey qualified Australia a nation spot at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games at the recent World Championships in The Hague, with the next endeavor to qualify herself a spot at the Olympic Games.
International events coming up are – Princesa Sofia Trophy World Cup in March – Hyeres French Olympic Week in April

Lachie Weber: Support Page

Lachie Weber is an ICLA 7 sailor associated with the Victorian Institute of Sport, who recently claimed the under 21 national championship title. Committed to Olympic aspirations, he hopes to be able to continue to grow and strengthen his experience through international competitions, including recent ventures in Norway and Morocco

Tana Deyell

Tana is a sailor at the Victorian Institute of Sport. Coming from a dinghy sailing background, Tana is a previous Victorian youth champion and junior national champion in the International 420. Tana now competes in the formula kite, a fast paced, exciting new class where riders hit speeds up to 80 km/h, which will feature in the Olympics for the first time ever in 2024. Tana is working and training hard to achieve his goal of competing at the games.

Jack Eickmeyer:  Support page

Victorian Institute of Sport Athlete, Jack represents Australia in the Olympic ILCA 7 class. Jack is driven and has his eyes set on the Olympic pathway, with his eyes set on the 2032 games. He has placed well in recent domestic and overseas regattas. His international events coming up are; -Under 21 Europeans in March – Princesa Sofia Trophy World Cup in March – Hyeres French Olympic Week in April -Under 21 World Champs in Portugal in July