Saturday, January 26, 2008

A Huge Day for Canadian Sailing Fans

Here is a pic and news excerpt from the CYA website. It essentially covers the same news as yesterday, but is a good read. - Ralph, montreal Sailing

Chris Cook continues his climb up the leaderboard! With a 1-2 on the day Chris has vaulted himself further up the results sheet as we pass the mid-way point of the Finn Gold Cup. Sitting in 4th overall after his outstanding day Chris is readying himself for the challenges of the second half of the event.

Conditions were picture perfect today with 8-10 knot seabreezes prevailing throughout the two races. Although the variability in the conditions remainded a factor Chris sailed two conservatively agressive races to put himself in the thick of things. Race one was as close as one can come to a perfect 10 - from a dominant start to some experience in managing the fleet from the front Chris sailed an outstanding race. Race 2 was much the same, a solid first leg, was followed up with a devasting performance downwind to see Chris round on the heels of only Ben Ainslie of GBR. Hanging tough for the remainder of the race Chris scored a solid 2nd place and moved himself into striking distance for a podium performance.

With much challenging sailing still to come Chris looks forward to taking a shot at winning the second half of the event, and battling it out with the Worlds. More to come so keep your eyes on this thread to follow Chris throughout the remaining races of the Worlds and in his preparation for the Olympic Games.

Stay Tuned to the CYA Website for reports throughout the event.

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