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Two Canadian champions crowned at Charlottetown Race Week

by Kathy Large 16 Jul 06:59 PDT 12-14 July 2018
J 70's round the mark on Charlottetown's Hillsborough Bay © Kathy Large

A J70 team with the regal name of "Rex" has been crowned Canadian champion for the third year in a row and a new team based in Prince Edward Island has won the Farr 30 Canadian title. Both classes competed at Charlottetown Race Week July 12-14.

Skipper Peter Toombs and his Farr 30 crew on HeadFirst 3 won six of seven races. It is an auspicious beginning for the group, "We'll go at this hard for the next five years. I am ecstatic that an Atlantic Canadian team has won the Farr 30 championship for the first time. I hope it helps us grow the class." Toombs' goal is to bring the World Championship to the region in the years ahead. HeadFirst 3 will compete for the Farr 30 North American title at Chester Race Week in Nova Scotia next month.

Team Rex skippered by Scott Weakley from Port Credit, Ontario had five bullets in seven races. He claims not to have any secrets about making his J 70 go faster, since the one design class requires every team to have the same basic equipment. He credits his success to the amount of time he spends in the boat. "We do a lot of regattas and get humbled pretty quickly when sailing with professionals. But that makes you better. As for winning a third title, we are lucky. You always need a little luck to go with experience in racing."

Weakley took time when accepting his trophy to salute the local club for a great regatta and warm hospitality to all competitors. Charlottetown Race Week co-chair Helen Blake praises Principal Race Officers Brian Todd of Nova Scotia and Nathan Fredrickson of PEI for ensuring everything went smoothly. "They deserve a lot of credit for dealing so well with the huge range of sailing conditions and keeping the fleet racing all three days."

Wind conditions varied from 10 to 12 kts with higher gusts on the first day, allowing for four races. Day two was extremely light air. Charlottetown J-70 sailor Graeme Carr says Todd and Fredrickson "made a silk purse out of a sow's ear" by getting in one race in fading winds. The third day started with steady breezes of 6 to 7 kts which dropped off as the second and final race was finishing.

Twenty seven boats and 175 sailors competed in the regatta, which also included J 29 and PHRF classes.

Charlottetown Race Week 2018 Results:

J 29 (One Design - five boats)

1. Satisfaction, J 29, Randy Johnston, Charlottetown, PEI, CAN - 1 -1 -[4] -1 -1 -1 -1; 6
2. Georgia Girl, J 29, David McInnis, Charlottetown, PE, CAN - 2 -2 -2 -[3] -2 -2 -2; 12
3. One 4 Surprise, J 29, Jason Aspin, Charlottettown, PE, CAN - 3 -3 -1 -2 -[4] -3 -4; 16
4. Red Sled, J 29, Percy Simmonds, Stratford, PE, CAN - 4 -4 -3 -[5] -5 -4 -3; 23
5. Jubilation, J 29, Tim Cook, Charlottetown, PE, CAN - [5] -5 -5 -4 -3 -5 -5; 27

Farr 30 Canadian Nationals (One Design - six boats)

1. HeadFirst 3, Farr 30, Peter Toombs, Charlottetown, PEI, CAN - [2] -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1; 6
2. Yardsail, Farr 30, Robert Apold / Roby Douglas, Halifax (owner), NS, CAN - 1 -[7] -4 -2 -3 -2 -2; 14
3. Matador, Farr 30, Gregory Blunden, Halifax, NS, CAN - 3 -3 -2 -3 -[5] -5 -4; 20
4. Tangley, Farr 30, Jonathan Ross, Charlottetown, PEI, CAN - [6] -5 -3 -5 -2 -3 -3; 21
5. Goose, Farr 30, Ben Maloney, Bedford, NS, CAN - 4 -2 -[5] -4 -4 -4 -5; 23
6. Ataraxia, Farr 30, Michael Carlson / André Bégin-Drolet, Québec, QC, CAN - 5 -4 -[6] -6 -6 -6 -6; 33

J70 National Championship (One Design - 10 Boats)

1. REX, J 70, Scott Weakley, Port Credit, Ont, CAN - 1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -[5] -3; 8
2. Joyridin', J 70, Graeme Carr, Charlottetown, PE, CAN - 2 -2 -[4] -2 -3 -1 -2; 12
3. CAN 550, J 70, Stu McCrea, Halifax, NS, CAN - [3] -3 -3 -3 -2 -2 -1; 14
4. oodtogo, J 70, Peter Midgley, Charlottetown, PE, CAN - 4 -4 -[7] -5 -7 -3 -6; 29
5. Ardezen, J 70, Andrew Rankin, Charlottetown, PE, CAN - 6 -5 -2 -7 -5 -6 -[8]; 31
6. Maverick, J 70, Rich Jones, Jerseyville, Ont, CAN - [8] -6 -5 -8 -4 -4 -4; 31
7. Cry Havoc, J 70, Ralph Neate, Collingwood, Ont, CAN - 5 -[8] -8 -4 -6 -8 -5; 36
8. SeaYa, J 70, Kim Gibson, Fredericton, NB, CAN - 7 -7 -6 -6 -[8] -7 -7; 40
9. Point Eight, J 70, Peggy Bethune, Charlottetown, PEI, CAN - [11] -11 -11 -11 -9 -9 -9; 60
10. CAN 314, J 70, Andrew Lennox, Etobicoke, Ont, CAN - [11] -11 -11 -11 -11 -11 -11; 66

PHRF (Spinnaker) (PHRF - eight boats)

1. Young Blood, J 100, Larry Creaser, Chester, NS, USA - 2 -2 -2 -1 -1 -[3] -1; 9
2. DogParty, J 100, Terry McKenna, Charlottetown, PEI, CAN - 1 -1 -1 -[3] -3 -1 -3; 10
3. Ghost, Olson 30, peter Scott, Charlottetown, PEI, CAN - 4 -3 -3 -4 -2 -[5] -4; 20
4. Pepper, J 35, John Rankin, charlottetown, PEI, CAN - 5 -4 -6 -[9] -4 -4 -2; 25
5. Endeavour, J 30, Brandon Forbes, Charlottetown, PEI, CAN - [9] -9 -4 -2 -6 -2 -6; 29
6. Intuition, Beneteau 33.7, Stephen Cudmore, Charlottetown, PEI, CAN - 3 -5 -5 -5 -[7] -6 -5; 29
7. Babe, J 100, Peter Bethune, Charlottetown, PEI, CAN - [9] -9 -9 -9 -5 -7 -7; 46
8. Baboon, J 35, David Smith, Charlottetown, PEI, CAN - [9] -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9; 54

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