JOHANNESBURG – A top-five finish against the best in the world and an experience he’ll never forget have inspired South African sailor Dave Shilton to set new goals.
Shilton has just returned from his first-ever Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. The Knysna sailor was part of a two-week Emerging Nations Programme before competing in the championships in the Finn class. He was invited to join a group of sailors from Bermuda, Cuba, Iran, Hong Kong, Serbia, Namibia and Venezuela, who all benefited from coaching and support before and during the championship.
“Ever since I started sailing I heard about the Gold Cup and the legendary Finn sailors. I watched videos and read about it,” explained Shilton.