Sunday, March 01, 2009

2009 Canadian Sailing Team has Montreal Sailors

Below is the announcement from the CYA website of this year's national sailing team. Many of the top sailors who already are Olympic medal contenders are there. In particular though Montreal Sailing has noticed all the Montreal sailors who have made the list! It is encouraging to see the depth of Montreal sailing improving not just on the CST, but with more and more competitive sailing. It should make for some exciting sailing for all of us and some great reports to come!
- Ralph, Montreal Sailing


Announcing the 2009 Canadian Sailing Team
The Canadian Yachting Association is pleased to officially announce the members of the 2009 Canadian Sailing Team.

Athlete
Class
Hometown Club
Tornado
RCYC
Tornado
RCYC
Finn
RCYC
Paul Tingley
2.4 mR
RNSYS
Bruce Millar
2.4 mR
NYC/RVYC
John McRoberts
SKUD
RVYC
Stacie Louttit
SKUD
RVYC
Brenda Hopkin
SKUD
RVYC
Laser
RVYC
Laser
RVYC
Laser
RCYC
Laser
RCYC
Laser
RCYC
Radial
RNSYS
Radial
RVYC
Radial
RVYC
Radial
RNSYS
49er
RCYC
49er
RVYC
49er
RCYC
49er
RCYC
RS:X W
RVYC
RS:X M
RVYC
RS:X M
RCYC/TWC
Star
RHYC
Star
RstLYC
Finn
RCYC
470 M
RVYC
470 M
RNSYS/BYC
Laser
RCYC
Laser
RVYC
Radial
RVYC
Laser
RNSYS
Radial
RCYC
Radial
RVYC
49er
RNYC
49er
RNYC
49er
RstLYC
49er
RstLYC


This year’s team was determined by the 2008-2009 Carding Criteria.
With the latest ISAF World Rankings released on February 4th, Canadian Sailing Team members were prominently represented at the top level. Canada currently has 7 athletes in the top twenty on the World Rankings.
Canadian Sailors are making their mark with hard work and dedication to their program and their country. Special mention goes out to Michael Leigh, in the Laser, who leads the Canadian team with a ranking of #1 in the world. The next ranking release date is scheduled for March 25th, 2009 at www.isaf.org.
The Canadian Sailing Team has many funding partners to acknowledge for their contributions and support in our quest for excellence. Special thanks are extended to our funding partners at Canadian Heritage - Sport Canada, Road to Excellence, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the PJ Phelan Sailing Foundation. We would also like to thank our dedicated sponsors Gul, Fogh, Rolex, Mercury Marine, McLube, and Harken. Much of the success of the team can be attributed to the ongoing support of our funding partners and sponsors.
Click on the above athletes to view their bios.
Stay tuned as the exciting international results unfold throughout the year!