Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik ZKG

Quebec Racers Edge out Competition at Mobility Cup 2012

by Wendy Zatylny on 21 Sep 2012
Racers gather for the Opening Ceremonies of the Mobility Cup 2012 at Nepean Sailing Club, Ottawa - Mobility Cup 2012 Valerie Grafenauer
Last week's Mobility Cup, Canada's premier regatta for sailors with disabilities, ended on a soggy note, but it was smiles all around for athletes who had come from across Canada and as far away as California to compete at the 2012 edition of the Mobility Cup, held at the Nepean Sailing Club in Ottawa, Canada.

The top prize - the Mobility Cup itself - was won by Marc Villeneuve of Laval-des-Rapides, Quebec, who had held on to an early lead all week in the Gold Fleet. Second place was taken by Christine Lavallee of Gatineau, who also won the Debbie Donald Award for highest-placing female sailor. In the Silver fleet, top honours (the Coupe Dallaire) were taken by Patrick Leger of Montreal, while Brian Cuerrier of Belleville, Ontario took second place and Ralph Nolting of Ottawa came third. Gold fleet is for racers who can sail alone; Silver fleet is for those who require a companion.

Several other awards were also given out, many recognizing extraordinary levels of sportsmanship and dedication. Colin Smith of Middlebury, Vermont was awarded the Darren Tucker Sportsmanship Award, which, ' is given to the sailor demonstrating the greatest degree of tenacity and determination at each Mobility Cup,' while Ottawa's Ralph Nolting earned the Hamilton Port Authority Award for Determination in recognition of his performance throughout the week.

Full regatta results can be found at http://nsc.ca/web2/mobilitycup2012/results/.
Bakewell-White Yacht DesignBarz Optics - San Juan Worlds Best EyewearT Clewring J-class

Related Articles

Comanche's Trans-Atlantic record attempt hits soft spot
Light air zones threaten record-breaking pace as 100ft yacht charges across mid-Atlantic With 1,548 nautical miles left to sail to the finish of the Transatlantic record (as of 08:30 GMT today) at Lizard Point, UK, Comanche remains on course to break Mari Cha IV’s 2003 record. Stan Honey, Comanche navigator, noted this morning: Chilly here. Set the A-3 Gennaker to go deeper. Very flat water. Smooth sailing. Not much wind down low near the cold water. Visibility 10meters.
Posted today at 12:13 pm
World of Sailing in review - July 2016 edition - Round the Island Race
World Sailing present their July 2016 video magazine featuring the Round the Island race World Sailing present their July 2016 video magazine featuring the Round the Island race (around the Isle of Wight) and preview several personalities and aspects of the upcoming Rio Olympics
Posted today at 11:50 am
America’s Cup World Series – More final day images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from final day Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from final day
Posted today at 11:37 am
America’s Cup World Series – Final race day images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery provided this gallery of images from final day Ingrid Abery provided this gallery of images from final day
Posted today at 11:21 am
PA Consulting and Allen RS Feva Worlds - Practice and opening day
164 boats completed registration and had their practice race just out of the harbour entrance in front of the city beach 2016 PA Consulting/Allen RS Feva World Championship - It’s officially Fiesta Week in Santander! Oh yes, in addition to the traditional massive fair and circus and two public holidays this week there is this year the RS Feva Worlds. 164 boats completed registration and had their practice race just out of the harbour entrance in front of the city beach.
Posted today at 7:13 am
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - And not a lot of people know that...
As well as bearing a remarkable resemblance to Michael Caine, RORC Admiral Andrew McIrvine leads an extra-ordinary life. 2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - As well as bearing a remarkable resemblance to Michael Caine, RORC Admiral Andrew McIrvine leads an extra-ordinary life.
Posted today at 6:11 am
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - France sets the pace on Day 1
Competitors from south side of English Channel have upper hand after the opening day of Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup 2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Competitors from the south side of the English Channel have the upper hand after the opening day of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial event for three boat teams with Corinthian crews.
Posted today at 5:00 am
Sundrenched Quiberon heralds great start to OK Dinghy World Champs
The European heat wave shows no sign of letting up as more than 100 OK Dinghy sailors made their final preparations 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship - The European heat wave shows no sign of letting up as more than 100 OK Dinghy sailors made their final preparations for the start of the 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship, which was opened today in sunny Saint-Pierre Quiberon.
Posted today at 3:05 am
LV America’s Cup World Series – Big Ben takes a big win in Portsmouth
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on hand to present the awards and it was a fitting end to an amazing weekend. It really was Super Sunday for Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR whose second place in the last of Sunday’s three races gave them the overall regatta win at the Portsmouth event.
Posted on 24 Jul
America's Cup World Series - Big win for Big Ben in Portsmouth
A Royal handshake, a big yellow spot, personalised LV handbags and the adulation of the home crowd You’ve heard the news – for British sailing fans it was a big day in Portsmouth at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series as Sir Ben Ainslie and Team Land Rover BAR scored a bullet and two second places against Team Oracle USA’s second and two firsts to take the ‘regatta’ and climb to the top of the LVACWS leaderboard overall.
Posted on 24 Jul