Please select your home edition
Edition
Protector 728x90

Ontario Sailors do well at Laser North American Championship

by Ontario Sailing on 27 Jul 2011
L-R: Robert Davis, Lee Parkhill, Greg Clunies, Evert McLaughlin Courtesy of Ontario Sailing
Brant Beach, NJ was home to the 2011 Laser and Laser Radial North American Championships, July 12th -15th, and also home for several Canadian athletes during this event. Ontario was well represented, having 15 athletes competing in the Laser class and 11 athletes competing in the Laser Radial class.

The venue consisted of extremely shallow waters with several weedy patches for the athletes to avoid across the race course. Day 1 consisted of three races for both the fleets and included moderate breeze from the West, South West with fairly large shifts and immobile patches of pressure spread across the course.

Day 2 gifted the athletes with another three races and included very similar conditions from the day before, however they saw more mobile pressure funnelling down the course with smaller more foreseeable shifts.

Day 3 brought with it some strong breeze from the North, generating tough sailing conditions with larger waves bound tightly together. As the day progressed, the breeze shifted East, generating another set of waves, mixing up the race course and making it a nightmare for some. By the time the third race of the day was sailed, the breeze was coming offshore from the island and the waves had settled down. On the fourth and final day, the breeze was initially out of the West, then a fighting sea breeze pulled the wind hard left making the only race of the day near the time limit of 90 minutes.

In total, 10 races were sailed allowing for two races to be dropped. Notable finishes from Canadian Sailing Team (CST), Ontario Sailing Team (OST) and Ontario Sailing Development Team (OSDT) athletes were as follows.

Laser Class
2nd Chris Dold (CST)
5th Robert Davis (CST)
6th Lee Parkhill (CST)
8th Greg Clunies (OST)
10th Evert MLaughlin (OST)
11th Tom Ramshaw (OST)
15th Matt Ryder (OST)
17th Evan Lewis (CST)

Laser Radial Class
7th Ingrid Merry (CST)
8th Claire Merry (CST)
35th Sam Rea (OST)
46th Julia Kidd (OST)
49th Emma Hughes (OST)
56th Hugh Macrae (OSDT)
62nd Megan Rutitis (OST)
65th Violet Stafford (OST)
Wildwind 2016 660x82Protector - 660 x 82Zhik ZKG 660x82

Related Articles

Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR – Perfect day of three wins
Making the difference so far is the Germans' superior strength and experience, as one of the crews in Palma Hungry to make their mark at the 49er FX European Championships when they come to their home water of Kiel in June, the duo who have sailed together since 2011 have been a class apart so far at the European season opener.
Posted on 29 Mar
Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar - Back to business
It was a return to business as usual for the second day of competition at Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar regatta. From a funky first day of racing when the promising solid morning breeze evaporated to become difficult, shifty and unsettled and then disappeared, it was a return to business as usual for the second day of competition at the 48th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar regatta.
Posted on 29 Mar
Princesa Sofia Iberostar– Breeze shuffles fleet but Karpak still leads
The first race of the day was won by Hungarian, Zsombor Berecz, from Alessio Spadoni of Italy and Piotr Kula of Poland. The first race of the day was won by Hungarian, Zsombor Berecz, from Alessio Spadoni of Italy and Piotr Kula of Poland. Max Salminen of Sweden, then won the second race from Alican Kaynar, of Turkey and Ondrej Teply, of the Czech Republic.
Posted on 28 Mar
Roster announced - 2017 US Sailing Team
US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 18 Olympic-class athletes to the 2017 US Sailing Team. US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 18 Olympic-class athletes to the 2017 US Sailing Team. The national team is selected annually and is comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Posted on 28 Mar
Princesa Sofía Iberostar – New wave of passion in Palma
Laser Radial champion Alison Young did not have the regatta she dreamed of in Rio. But she is back in the boat she loves For many of the 833 sailors racing at the opening day of what is effectively the start of the new four year Olympic cycle of European regattas brings a unique excitement.
Posted on 27 Mar
Princesa Sofia Iberostar – Karpak consistent as format test begins
A 15-20 knots in first race rose to more than 20 knots, before dropping from 15 down to five knots in the second race. Karpak got away to the best start at with a 3, 2 scoreline, leaving him at the top of the fleet, on a day when many sailors picked up wildly different scores as the wind played tricks with the fleet in the second race.
Posted on 27 Mar
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 on 27 Mar
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