Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Miami OCR Wrap Up

Without a doubt, the guy pictured above is one of Canada's up and coming, a sailor who could be challenging the best everywhere. Who you ask? Robert Davis. To say this young sailor did well at the just concluded Rolex Miami OCR would be an understatement. Indeed, Davis made it to the Laser medal round final race by getting 8 top ten finishes, including a bullet. Robert Davis sails out of Kingston, and has got to be one of the Canadian stories of this regatta. Also performing big time in the Laser class is Geoff Abel who finished 10th overall, and actually bested Davis in 6 of the individual races. Canada had 7 competitors in this class.

In the 2.4mR Class, Canada had three top ten contestants and 6 in total.
  • 3rd, Paul Tingley
  • 6th, Allan Leibel
  • 9th, Bruce Millar
Canada did well in the Laser Radial Class, shut out of the top ten by a small margin. This is where Montreal's young women are showing they can be the story of the future. Keamia Rasa, Isabella Bertold, and Lisa Ross finished 12, 13, and 14th respectively out of a strong Canadian prescence of 11 entrants. Below are the exceptional Montreal sailors in this class.
  • 32nd, Nicole Bastet
  • 34th, Geneviève Bougie-Bastien
  • 36th, Laurence Bonneau-Charland
  • 38th, Jessica Lombard
2 of three teams had top ten finishes in the Skud Class. John McRoberts and Stacie Louttit took 3rd overall, and David Cook and Brenda Hopkin 4th! Cook and Hopkin sustained damage to their keel that could not be repaired in time for the final day's racing. Another Canadian team Richard Watters and Audrey Kobayashi, gave them their Scud to continue racing, making their performance possible.

Tyler Bjorn crewing for Brian Cramer in the rock star-laden Star Class took 36th overall.

31 Canadian entries competed in 7 classes.