Alice Tarnawski is now a World University Champion sailor as part of the five member Australian crew that took gold in the women’s event at the 8th World University Sailing Championship held on the Swan River, Perth from September 24-30, 2016.
Tarnawski is a Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness, Elite Athlete Program member and is currently studying a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at the University of Sydney.
The Aussie women’s crew, skippered by Sarah Parker from the University of Newcastle, prevailed in a series of tough round-robin races against sailors from Switzerland, France, Singapore and Korea to progress to the finals. In challenging weather conditions at times, the Australians beat Switzerland in the final and Singapore took the bronze.
All teams used Bakewell-White 8 metre yachts. Tarnawski was a member of the Australian Uniroos sailing squad at the event held under the auspices of the International University Sports Federation. The two Australian Open crews sensationally took out the gold and silver medals in their event.
The 9th Edition of the World University Sailing Championship will be held in Cherbourg, France 2018.
SUSF extends its huge congratulations to Alice Tarnawski on her magnificent triumph in the green and gold and we salute you as a World University Champion.