New Zealand Sailor – Charlie Bridger (Year 9)
Year 9 Charlie Bridger is set to pack his bags for Denmark at the end of July beginning of August after being selected in the New Zealand team to compete in the Optimist European Championships.
Charlie sails out of the Charteris Bay Yacht Club on Banks Peninsula and has been sailing the Optimist Dinghy class for the last six years. In 2021 Charlie missed out on competing for New Zealand at the Asian Championships due to COVID so he is crossing fingers this time around.
Charlie is also a member of the South Island champion CBHS sailing team.