Friday, August 05, 2005

Hudson Fruit Bowl Results

The final results are in for the largest multi-day youth training clinic and regatta, Hudson Yacht Club's Fruit Bowl. It seems most of the clubs in Montreal had entrants in this important event.

Results link:
http://hudsonyachtclub.com/index.html

Unfortunately, you need Microsoft Excel to view them. From the link, click on "Sailing", "Racing", then "Results". you will see different classes under Fruitbowl for results. You will get a dialog box saying transferring file, then another one will pop up saying "Enter Network Password". Just press "Cancel" and the results will still come up.

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
http://homepage.mac.com/dubreucq/csdt/body.html

Results for 29er, 49er North american Championships
http://www.cgra.org/Results/2005%20Results/2005_49er_29er_NA.htm

Photography by Sean Trew
http://www.pacificfog.net/

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Lightning Canadian Open Championship

The Montreal folk sailing in the Lightning class had representation at the Canadian Championship sailed July 30-31st at the Buffalo Canoe Club (Pic at right is 2004 Buffalo). I'm not familiar with this class sailing out of the RStLYC, but they had at least one team if not more. The 2004 Champions, Michael Holly, Valerie Tardif & Patrick Littee placed 9th overall in a regatta of 28 boats. The results show a lot of the class' very big names were in attendance. The first 6 placers were heavy hitters from the U.S.A. 7th place was taken by the well known Larry Macdonald in the top Canadian boat.

Link to results:
http://www.lightningclass.org/Results/results05/Canadians_2005.htm