Two sailors from Sarasota Youth Sailing Program began this year by placing number six in the world at an international sailing contest. Anderson and Mark, who attend the Riverview High School and practiced at Sarasota sailing club, took part in the Youth Sailing World Meet in Langkawi, in Malaysia, earlier this December and January.
They are the only sailors from the United States who took part in the SL16 sailboat class (which is a 2-person catamaran) during the 8-day contest which featured over four-hundred sailors from seventy-six nations.
They got their position at the world championships meet after snatching their division at United States Youth Sailing Championships back in July. Sailing was like a family sports for Anderson and Mark. Their sisters Kay and Taylor also took part at the Sarasota Youth Sailing program. The sisters began the game earlier in Sturgeon Bay, in Wisconsin, the place where Brunsvolds lived before their family moved to Sarasota 3 years ago. In Sarasota, the Brunsvold bros train under Jim Zellmer, the multihull head coach.
Speaking of coaching the brothers, Zellmer told that they have greatly matured. He feels as if they have always had the desire to excel. They take this quite very seriously what he said to them and they apply it in a direct manner.
They are now looking forward to their next event. They practiced two times a week and they also talked to earlier teams that went.