Monday, September 21, 2009

Race 9 | Lightning World Championship on Sailgroove

Race 9 | Lightning World Championship on Sailgroove

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Congratulations to the Montreal sailors who competed at the just-finished Lightning World Championship in nearby Mallets Bay on Lake Champlain. You can see some of them in this video of the last race.

Jamie Allan, Jay Deakin, and Marc Litee did best of the Montreal fleet, scoring 18th overall out 60 boats competing. Alain Boucher, Chantal Leger, and Terry Line also had a good regatta with a mid-fleet position overall and 12th in their best race. I believe they were the boat in this video with the good start squirting out from the pin end. Lets just not talk about their bang up at the windward mark later in the video! Montreal fleet stalwart Michael Holly Jr. with Pat Litee and Marc Robin placed 37th overall.

The Lightning class has had a higher profile in Montreal, since they began participating in the local racing. It is cool to see them working out the boats and then following their regatta action. Congratulations to the whole fleet in Montreal.
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