Friday, June 11, 2010

Sharks in Record Numbers in Montreal for Canadian Championship

As of 9:30 pm this evening, 38 Sharks have arrived and registered for the Canadian Championship Regatta this weekend. At least one more was in the yard still to get measured, and then to register. Registration is also open Saturday morning. It is very exciting for the local Shark fleet which has seen very strong growth over the last couple of years. Sharks are now in bona fide numbers at quite a number of local clubs, including BYC, BDYC, CNDM, and PCYC. BYC is hosting this year's Canadian championship. Next year BYC will also be hosting the Shark World Championship. Last year, over 60 Sharks from Canada, the U.S. and Europe raced for the World Championship at Niagara on the Lake. There has been concern over the unusual, extreme low water levels hampering the racers. Indeed, several boats had scraped and perched on rocks in the harbour. Local boats that we expect to fare best are Crisis, Nuisance, Ketchup, Blue Shark, and VO2 Max. There are many other local veterans and newer competitors who will be mixing it up too. I am hopeful for the new boats from CNDM to join the fun!