Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dominique Racine, at top of his game

Promising young sailor, Dominique Racine, 15, has his sites set on being among the top 10 in Canada. Dorval resident and member of the Optimist Racing Team at the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club is looking like he just might get what he is wishing for.

“I aim to finish in the top 10 in all regattas this summer, including the Opti Canadian championships – that’s my only goal” says Dominique as he prepares for the upcoming Canadian Championship to be held on Lake St Louis, August 18 to 21st.

Dominique has consistently met his objective so far this summer. “Awesome results” says Opti coach Jessica Lombard, 21 of Beaconsfield, as she rattles off Dominique’s top place finishes in the past four major sailing regattas.

Heading into a prestigious event like the Canadian Championship with a first place finish last week in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts certainly bodes well for young Dominique. Jessica and four members of the Opti racing team from the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club recently returned from this highly competitive US regatta with impressive finishes all around.

Editor's note: Dominique Racine is on track with his goal, having finished 7th overall at the Canadian Championship held at the RStLYC. Click on the title for full article from Le Messager Lachine