Monday, July 30, 2012

Upwing Breeze and Waves

How many Laser Sailors does it take to put on a set of numbers?

The Saskatchewan Provincial Laser Championships went well last week with Dave E, CYC Junior Race Team coach Luke H and myself travelling out from CYC.  I edged out Isaac B in light winds by just one point and L-P, the defending Saskatchewan provincial champion came in third after leading on the first day.

For the Laser North American Championships at the Columbia Gorge Racing Association in Cascade Locks, Oragon, Alberta sent David C, Nick H, Braden B, Finn G, Ian H, and myself.  I finished in 17th in Full rig fleet and Ian H finished 32nd in Radial Gold fleet, the rest of the results are here.

Working backwards, we had the Prairie Winds Regatta just before NA's.  I took first, followed by Bill P, who had a very strong regatta, and Lewis O from Saskatchewan in third.  Since this was the Western Canadian Laser Championships, the masters scoring had Bill Plaxton ahead, followed by Doug B scoring a stunning 0 points in the last race (he was ahead by a leg).  Lewis ended in third in the WCLM Champs.  Find the rest of the results here.

Here is some footage from training at the Columbia Gorge before the 2012 North American Laser Championships that might help visualize some of the things that I talk about in sailing wind and waves:

Upcoming, we have the Canadian Master Laser Championships this weekend at Jericho Sailing Centre, followed by Sailwest the next week at RVanYC, and then the next week it is the District 22 Championships at Flathead Lake, Montana (now the PDF is available).  Each of those is linked to their respective Notices Of Race.

Happy sailing!

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