Sibling Duo Compete At Auckland Series

The Aon Youth Sailing World Championships saw a lot of action and among the different series one was the Nacra 15 category that comprised of catamaran fleet.


This fleet comprised of 20 boats, where Michael and Cecilia Wollmann were two siblings who were competing as well. The teams of siblings were local participants in this race. Being held in Auckland in New Zealand, this championship event has been in the news all week. As of the second and third day of the races, the Wollmann siblings were able to gain good finishes. The French duo was leading while the US team was in the third position. The opening day was on Friday of last week, seeing shifty and gusty breeze blowing in off the Hauraki Gilf where the races were held.

The sibling pair was unable to gain back their advantage on the second and third day of the races. This was because there were lighter breezes blowing during the weekend as well as on Monday. The sibling duo of brother and sister were representing Bermuda while there was another duo of two brothers, Zander and Jesse Kirkland who were competing in the 49er category. Among the Wollmann duo Cecilia was the skipper who was competing with her brother aged sixteen. Cecilia had already debuted at Rio Olympics this year when she competed in category of Laser Radial. The duos are no strangers to world championship events as they have competed in world sailing events in Malaysia last year as well as in New Zealand. Even if they were unable to secure any medal this time, the pair is definitely on their way to competing in other global events in sailing. Their parents are hopeful of seeing their performances get to greater heights with time.