by Katie Nicoll
Canadian Optimist Championship - Another beautiful day of Nova Scotia sun and wind greeted the sailors today with a steady 15-20 knots of breeze.
Finding a clear land going upwind can be difficult in a large fleet - 2011 Canadian Optimist Championships
After the team races yesterday, the young sailors were ready to hit the open waters off Backmans Island in Mahone Bay, NS. The leader board changed with Peter Ehvert dropping to third place overall with 35 points, Justin Vittecoq staying in second with 29 points, Jared Collinson moving into first with 28 points, and Coralie Vittecoq, sister of Justin, remaining in fourth with 37 points. Jared's brother Noah is now in sixth with 67 points. There is another brother/sister duo of Michael Wollmann who is in eighth, and his sister, Cecilia is in seventh.
Hiking hard to keep it flat is CAN 1445 Chantal Bourque (HYC) - 2011 Canadian Optimist Championships
Some excellent surfing conditions today for 15050 Heidi Timmons (HYC) and 1310 Samantha Morris (CYC) - 2011 Canadian Optimist Championships
Some good downwind strategy pays off for 1431 - Andrew Moreno (RVYC) - 2011 Canadian Optimist Championships
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