The Invictus Games is more than a sporting event – it captures hearts, challenges perceptions and changes lives. On Sunday many RPAYC Members, Staff & Volunteers joined us on Sydney Harbour to support and celebrate the unconquerable spirit of our wounded warriors.
Sailing was lucky to be one of 13 medal sports over the scheduled eight days of fierce but friendly competition across Greater Sydney including Sydney Olympic Park and Sydney Harbour.
Picture - Mike Selbie
RPAYC in conjunction with the CYCA and with assistance from the RSYS organised the sailing competition which was held in Farm Cove on Sunday 21 October.
We are pleased to report that TEAM AUS and RPAYC Members: Squadron Leader Rob Saunders, Paul Langley, Craig McGrath and Marcus Wilson dominated their heat, and then went on to win the Medal Race in the Elliott 7 sailing event taking out the first gold medal for Australia.
Meanwhile fellow AUS sailors Davin Bretherton won silver and Peter Arbuckle won bronze in the Hansa Dinghy class.
Thousands of fans, including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, witnessed history being made at the inaugural Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover sailing competition with the stunning Sydney Harbour as the backdrop.
If you haven't had a chance to spectate yet there is still time to view other sports. Link Here for schedule
OFFICIAL SAILING RESULTS HERE
PHOTOS COURTESY OF MIKE SELBIE
PHOTOS COURTESY OF LIZ DE SOYRES
VIEW INVICTUS SAILING MEDIA HERE