The team will be led by the West-Australian student Spearman who was 2012 world youth champion in the laser radial event and represented Australia at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010.
Spearman told the Australian Olympic Committee website (http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/sailors-selected-for-pacific-games) that he enjoys the experience of meeting and living with athletes from other nations when competing around the world, and in Papua New Guinea that will be no different.
“I’m excited to meet people from the Pacific countries, where I’ve never been before. The location looks great and I can’t wait to get into competition,” he said.
Bridge, who will compete in laser women’s individual event in Port Moresby comes, from good sailing stock.
Her mother, Christine, competed in the women’s one person dinghy at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games, finishing 20th in Barcelona and 11th in Atlanta.
Port Moresby 2015 is the first time Bridge has been selected to represent Australia and she hopes it is the first step in a journey that will see her emulate her mother’s Olympic exploits at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games sailing competition will be held on Port Moresby Harbour, with athletes competing in three events; mixed hobie cat open, men’s laser individual and women’s laser radial individual.
The medals will be awarded on July 11.
Pacific Games Media