Monday, June 29, 2009

TRY 2009 Around the Corner

Once again event #1 on the youth 'Circuit de Quebec' is the TRY Regatta being held at Pointe Claire Yacht Club starting this Thursday (Jul
y 2nd). This Training and Racing event draws young sailors from all over the region to learn and compete in a variety of classes. This year the participating classes are Optimist, Sailboard (BIC 293 & RSX), Laser, Radial, 4.7, Byte,
Club 420 and 29er.

TRY is the selection event for the Woman Double Handed Team to represent Quebec at the Canada games and is also the qualifier for the Lac. St. Louis Sailing team which would go to the Quebec Games (which are held every other year).

The first 2 days are dedicated to training our young sailors the finer points of their class. At TRY there will be 3 lead coaches to guide the participants through training drills and mock races in preparation for the weekend regatta.

The featured coaches this year are: Kristyn Hope for Optimist, Nicole Bastet for Singlehanded and Tyler Bjorn for double handed. Tyler will also give a presentation on Friday after sailing on Motivation in Sport.

The second 2 days is the weekend regatta. It is open to all ages and we encourage all sailors in area to come and try to beat the youth in Laser, Radial, 29er and Club 420 Classes.

Awards will be presented to under 18 and Overall in each eligible class.