Monday, January 21, 2008

Asia Pacific Championships Evidence of Canadian Strength in Sailing

Bernard Luttmer from ISAF bio - Ralph, Montreal Sailing

197 Lasers from 53 countries have just completed ISAF Grade 1 racing in Melbourne, Australia. Canadians competed in Lasers, and also the Tornado and Finn

Two Canadians made it to the final medal round reserved for the top ten sailors in the Asia Pacific Men's Laser Championship. Michael Leigh finished up in 5th overall, and Bernard Luttmer took 8th overall. David Wright took top ten positions in 7 races, but had to drop an OCS, scoring 14th overall. Abe Torchinsky scored a bullet and 4 top tens for 19th overall. Michael Kalin took 5 top ten positions and 25th overall.

Lisa Ross took 12th overall in the Women's Laser Radial, Youth sailor Isabella Bertold took 3oth.

Chris Cook finished back in the pack overall with 3 DNF scores, one DNC, and also one I haven't heard of before, a BFD (?). Then in the ninth race, he won!

Andrew Wong had a great regatta in the Laser Radial Class. He made it to the top ten in the medal round and finished 7th overall.

Oskar Johansson and Kevin Stittle took 13th overall with 5 top tens and an OCS in the Tornado class.