Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Skiff Sailors take on Columbia Gorge

Montreal skiff sailors are becoming more visible in the Montreal area. The 29er class will be racing at the Montreal One Design Regatta this week end for example. Four Montrealers started it all with the "Canadian Skiff Development Team" to promote skiff sailing in Canada. They've got goals that are as lofty as can be, ultimately hoping to qualify for the Olympic Games in 2008 or 2012. Meanwhile, their next campaign is the Canada Summer Games, August 5-13 for the 29er. Most recently, 49er and 29er competitors, including Montrealers Marc Farmer (lower photo) and Trevor Parekh (upper photo) headed to the Columbia Gorge. Both 49er and 29er classes had North American Championships. Actually, Canadian participation was very high, and included 1st, 3rd, and 5th in the 29er class. There are some super photos to see taken by Sean Trew. Worth having a look!

Canadian Skiff Development Team

Results for 29er, 49er North american Championships

Photography by Sean Trew