Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Etchells Canadian Championship

The local Etchells fleet had what will likely be their most challenging competition in the Montreal area this year. PCYC hosted the class' Canadian championship over the week end. Consisting of 8 races, they had stronger winds and rain Saturday, and lighter winds in fair weather Sunday. Some superb sailors made the trip to Montreal which must have been a treat for the local gang to compete with. Indeed, the top 5 of the standings were filled with some great out of town sailors. Here are the podium places.

  1. Dirk Knuelman,Hank Lammens, Mike Wolfs, PCYC, Ontario
  2. Wade Edwards, Justin Mullins, Tim Platt, CYC, USA
  3. Jonathan Nye, Steve Giling, Marc Jacobi, IHYC, USA
Ray Harrington of LCYC, USA with Karl Fjeid, and Al Kayes, managed 5th overall despite having an OCS that he didn't restart on, and another DNF. Knuelman took 5 bullets, a second, and a third placing, and dropped a fifth. Edwards and Nye finished one point apart. Top local boat was helmed by Allan Gray of HYC with Matt Skafel, and Kevin Thompson crewing. They took 6th overall out of a good turnout of 17 boats.