Canadian Yachting Association

08/13/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2019 20:00

Racing starts today at the Sail Canada Youth Championships

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - Kingston, ON

Kingston is excited to welcome back the top youth sailors from across the country and abroad as Sail Canada Youth Championships kicks off this week at CORK International Regatta. This event is part of Kingston's Freshwater Sailing Festival.

This year, there are over 300 competitors registered to represent 13 countries across 5 fleets. Sailors will be racing in the Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, C420, I420, and 29er. Racing will take place over 4 days from the 13th to the 16th of August.

CORK, Canadian Olympic training Regatta Kingston, was established in 1969 by a group of enthusiastic sailors and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Kingston offers fantastic fresh-water sailing, exceptional wind and wave conditions, race courses close to shore, knowledgeable officials and volunteers and a welcoming and vibrant city.

Day 1 brought in light and shifty conditions with winds around 4- 10 knots across the three race courses.

The sailing on the Laser Radial and 4.7 course was very challenging with very light winds.

Results after Day 1:

In the Laser Radial after 2 races ;
1- Jeb Bechtel
2-Valerio Palamara
3- Harrison Bruce

In the Laser 4.7 after 2 races;
1- Alessandro Bassi
2- Noah Adler
3- Erik Hou

In the 29er after 4 races;
1- Kate Sargant and Siobhan Golonka - RVYC
2- Nathan Duffar-Calder and Andreas Steinitz - RSTLYC
3- Eric Omielan and William Lloyd - RSTLYC

In the i420 after 2 races;
1- Moritz Heidenreich and David Frost - RNSYS
2- Ben Mowatt and John Mowatt - RYC
3- Savannah Taylor and Elsie Gilllist - RNSYS

In the C420 after 2 races;
1- Luke Strickland and Christian Voyer - NSC
2- Anna Watson and Anna Van Raalte - BYC
3- Joe Marynowski and Andrew Sutcliffe - BCC

Follow along with results here: https://bit.ly/2xMtZTj

Good winds and fair sailing to all!

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About Sail Canada

Established in 1931, Sail Canada is the national governing body for the sport of sailing. The Association promotes sailing in all its forms including yachting through collaboration with our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations, member clubs, schools, and many individual stakeholders.