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Garda Trentino Olympic Week - Breakthrough for Brenda Bowskill
by Sail Canada on 13 May 2014
Canadians at Garda Trentino Olympic Week 2014 © Roberto Vuilleumier / Vela Garda Trentino
Garda Trentino Olympic Week wrapped up yesterday after four great days of racing in Lake Garda Italy. The Canadian radial team has seen some breakthroughs including Brenda Bowskill (RCYC) qualifying for her first medal race on Sunday by clinching two good final races in the breeze.
Claire Merry (RCYC) finished her series up with a solid second place finish in the final race of the fleet racing. Sarah Douglas (RCYC) and Violet Stafford (RCYC/KYC) came with the team to Lake Garda to experience their first European event. Over the week these two have been working on starts and learning from top sailors around the world.
The Laser team was led by senior team member Robert Davis (KYC) alongside development sailors Matt Ryder (SLYC) and Alex Heinzemann (RVYC). Robert continues to gain momentum throughout his season with another race win and top twenty result under his belt. Congratulations to these sailors:
Canadian Radial results:
Brenda Bowskill – 10th
Claire Merry – 17th
Sarah Douglas – 31st
Violet Stafford – 34th
Canadian Laser Results:
Robert Davis – 20th
Matt Ryder – 38th
Alex Heinzemann – 45th
Now it's back to Canada for some of the development sailors while others will stay on in Europe to compete at Delta Lloyd Regatta starting on May
For full results from the event,
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2018 Zhik 29er World Championship - NOR and entry open
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club today announced the release of the Notice of Race for the Zhik 29er World Championship 2018.
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club today announced the release of the Notice of Race for the Zhik 29er World Championship 2018. Eligible skippers are invited to apply for entry to this premier event.
Posted today at 8:01 am
O'pen BIC brings X-Games to youth sailing
Eighty O’pen BICs participated in the North Americans hosted by Sarasota Youth Sailing, March 17-19.
Eighty O’pen BICs participated in the North Americans hosted by Sarasota Youth Sailing, March 17-19. Beautiful conditions allowed the completion of 14 races and the O’pen BIC Freestyle Challenge with 32 teams.
Posted on 26 Mar
German cycling great gets to ride in 16ft skiffs
Voight was a guest aboard leading Manly skiff Fluid Building after accepting an invite from skipper Clint Bowen.
Jens Voight has twice won stages of the Tour de France and once held the world record time for distance ridden in an hour, but nothing prepared him for jumping on a 16ft skiff last Saturday. Voight was a guest aboard leading Manly skiff Fluid Building after accepting an invite from skipper Clint Bowen.
Posted on 25 Mar
OK Dinghy World Ranking List – No change at top
European Champion, Bo Petersen (DEN) continues to lead from Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) and Greg Wilcox (NZL).
For the first time in the history of the OK Dinghy World Ranking List, not only are the top three three unchanged, but the entire top 20 of the March 2017 release are unchanged from the previous release.
Posted on 23 Mar
Winds of change at the Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR
634 boats, 842 sailors from 53 nations will participate in the different Olympic classes, according to confirmed entries
Around 700 boats will participate in this edition of the Majorcan regatta, which kicks off on Friday 24 for ORC, J80 and Dragon (with three racing days until Sunday) and on Monday 27 for Olympic Classes.
Posted on 20 Mar
'Rock n' Roll' is king at Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in San Diego
Thirteen individual class winners took home first-place trophies at the culmination of the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta
Thirteen individual class winners took home first-place trophies at the culmination of the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta San Diego on Sunday, but only one was crowned Overall Winner – skipper Argyle Campbell, of Newport Beach, Calif.
Posted on 20 Mar
Paving the Way for Paralympic Sailing
The second Paralympic Development Program wrapped up in Hong Kong this week
'Some day I will retire, but I will have a fleet of sailors behind me who will carry on the work!' Philippines sailor Cherrie Pinpin is a determined woman! As one of nine sailors and five coaches to have just completed World Sailing's first ever Asian Paralympic Development Program (PDP) clinic, Pinpin is even more resolute about spreading the word on sailing both at home and across Asia.
Posted on 15 Mar
Finn Class to test new format at Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR
This is in response to discussions that the winner should be decided on the final race, or even first across the line.
The format that will be used in Palma is one of several on the table and will allow the class and World Sailing to better understand the consequences and processes of introducing such a system.
Posted on 13 Mar
February Sailor of the Month - Robert Davis
Kingston’s Robert Davis put on a clinic at Laser Midwinters East Championships capturing event win with eight-point lead
Kingston’s Robert Davis put on a clinic at the 2017 Laser Midwinters East Championships capturing the event win with an eight-point lead ahead of Peru’s Stefano Peschiera. The 50-boat fleet sailed 10 races over the course of four days in variable conditions. Davis finished over half of his races in the top three, dominating the leaderboard from start to finish.
Posted on 11 Mar
Entry open for RS Aero World Championship in Carnac
Within the first two days of entry opening, 25 entries from five counties and two continents had jumped onto entry list.
Within the first two days of entry opening for the Carnac Worlds, twenty five entries from five counties and two continents had jumped onto entry list. This has since increased to seven countries and three continents. The RS Aero is proving a big hit across America and seven keen owners have already signed up.
Posted on 9 Mar
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