Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Peter Hall wins 2011 World Masters Soling Championships in Lake Iseo, Italy

This news from the CYA website yesterday.

Fresh from his victory at the Audi Soling World Championships in April, Peter Hall from the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club in Montreal, together with Berend Vree from Holland and Frank Lavrsen from Denmark won the 2011 World Master Soling Title at Lake Iseo, Italy from June 17 - 20. Going into the last day, Peter was in fourth place, but in strong winds of 12 - 18 knots, CAN 225 finished with a  second and two firsts, for a total of 14 points to win a tie breaker with Gyorgy Wossala of Hungary  and Jorg Hermann from Germany. 20 boats from 5 nations competed in the Masters Championships. Roman Koch was 4th and Gustavo Warburg 5th. Peter did not know they had won until one hour after coming ashore. "Simply amazing," says Peter, "I was very surprised and happy with the gold medal." We have had a fantastic sailing season racing in Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark and Italy!.