Nearly 100 young sailors participate in 2011 Canadian Optimist Champs
by Katie Nicoll on 26 Aug 2011
Some great surfing downwind - 2011 Canadian Optimist Championships Sackville Photography Club
Greeted by wet weather, 94 young Optimist sailors marched out into the pouring rain at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2011 Canadian Championships at the Lunenberg Yacht Club in Nova Scotia.
The practice race was warm and sunny but the wet wild weather returned for the first day of racing where winds topped 35 knots on Monday, August 22nd.
Tuesday was the most gorgeous day ever with winds 10-15 knots and beautiful blue skies and the PRO, Colin Mann, managed to get in 4 good races.
Wednesday light breezes came in and built for the team race, held just off the yacht club deck, which was won by RCYC Team 1, followed by British Columbia's Team 1, and third was taken by RCYC Team 2.
Racing continues for two more days, until Friday, August 26th. Results for the first two days of racing can be found at
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