Monday, August 20, 2012

Sailing Update: What's next?

Two regattas have gone by since the last post and there are more to come, and very good ones. 

Firstly there was Sailwest at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.  I have heard that there was good medium strong wind and Alexander Heinzman won handily, however I have not been able to find the results   online.  So if you have them, please comment on the blog and we will get them posted.

This past weekend was the D22 Championships at North Flathead Yacht Club in Montana with a solid 20 boat showing.  Alberta had a good representation with Ian H, Luke H, Nick H, Dave E, Richard Q, Liam Q and Myself, but we were not the only travellers, notably skilled Masters Suzie P and Jim C came all the way from California for this Regatta.  I squeaked out a victory passing Ian H at the end of the last leg of the last race to beat him by one point.  Ian H in turn was ahead of the Great Grand Master Jim C by only one point.  It was a very tight regatta, and extremely well hosted, it was very friendly, comfortable, fun... just excellent.  To read Mike G's writ-up, click here, for results, click here.

This coming weekend is Jimmy Buffet Night and CYC Club Championships.  I have not seen a Notice Of Race for it yet and unfortunately I will not be able to contend as I am teaching a clinic at Glenmore Sailing Club this weekend.  Who will be this year's club champion?

The following weekend  is Labour Day long weekend and the Provincial Championship is being held at Wabamun Sailing Club, so it should be stellar!  This is a good event to test your progress through the year, everyone should come.  Find the Notice of Race here.

Following Provincials is the District 5 Championship at Redberry Lake in Saskatchewan.  This is a short course regatta so 20 races are scheduled.  It is an excellent and unique venue.  I will post the Notice of Race when it becomes available.  Remember that this is the last regatta in the Dick Degner Grand Prix and that you need a Saskatchewan event in order to be scored.  So this should be well attended and very fun.  Being the District 5 Championships, the winner will also receive North American Laser Grand Prix points.

Lastly, notice that the Thursday Night Racing scores have been posted here.  Take a look at who you have to beat and by how much in the upcoming final races.

Happy Sailing!

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