2017 Youth Championships at SMSC

2017 Youth Championships at SMSC

Updated: Friday, September 1st 2017

Day 4  - Final Day

The 2017 Sail Canada Youth Champs wrapped up today with stronger conditions then had been seen through the event. Winds were variable, ranging from 8-16 knots and very shifty. The top 3 boats in each fleet were very tight at the start of racing and in the final results.

SMSC delivered a great event for many visiting sailors, coaches and families. A huge thank you to the club, volunteers and officials who made the event possible.

The final results are:  
 
Laser
1st Norman Struthers – Ontario Sailing Team / Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Ontario
2nd Noah Collinson – Ontario Sailing Team / Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Ontario
3rdJames Juhasz – Ontario Sailing Team, Ontario
Radial Fleet Female
1st Clara Gravely – Ontario Sailing Team / Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club, Ontario
2nd Hunter Dejean – Ontario Sailing Team / Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club, Ontario
3rdSophie Hollett – Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Nova Scotia
 
Radial Fleet Male
1st Tayte Stefaniuk – Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Nova Scotia
2nd Liam Bruce – Ontario Sailing Team / Port Credit Yacht Club, Ontario
3rd Ian Doell – Ontario Sailing Team / Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club, Ontario
 
29er Fleet
1st Galen Richardson & Jake Adair – Royal Canadian Yacht Club / Kingston Yacht Club, Ontario
2nd Cameron Shaw & Henry Lockyer – Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Nova Scotia
3rd Sophie Heldman & Ashley Ferrieira – Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Ontario (Top Female Double Handed)
 
420 Fleet
1st Place Georgia Lewin-Lafrance & Madeleine Gillis – Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Nova Scotia (Top Female Double Handed)
2nd Place: Moritz Heidenreich & David Sapp – Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Nova Scotia
3rd Tate Howell & Elsie Gillis – Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron / Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Nova Scotia / Ontario

 

 
 
 
Day 3

Day three of the 2017 Sail Canada Youth Championships brought very shifty, light to moderate winds on St. Margaret’s Bay. Sailors played the waiting game after completing the first races of the day, while the wind died. The breeze filled back in in the late afternoon and all scheduled races were completed.

In the 420 fleet, Georgia Lewin-LaFrance & Madeline Gillis RNSYS (NS) continues to lead after 6 races. In 29er action Galen Richardson & Jake Adair RCYC/KYC (ON) sit in first, with 7 bullets in 8 races.

Laser sailor Norman Struthers RCYC/OST (ON) leads after 6 races. In the Radial fleet Tayte Stefaniuk RNSYS (NS) leads with two bullets on the day.

Racing concludes tomorrow with three races on the schedule for Laser, Radial and 420 fleets. The 29ers are scheduled to sail four. 

 
 
Day 2

No wind, equalled no sailing for the second day of the Sail Canada Youth Championships at St. Margaret Sailing Club. The peripheral effects of an offshore weather system impacted conditions in St. Margaret’s Bay throughout the day Wednesday.

Racing continues through Thursday and Friday, with forecasts looking more promising. Good racing conditions are expected. 

 
 
Day 1
Racing at the 2017 Sail Canada Youth Championships kicked off Tuesday at St. Margaret Sailing Club. After a delay on shore, sailors hit the water for racing as the wind filled in, averaging 6-12 knots from the southwest.
 
After four races the 29er fleet is lead by Galen Richardson & Jake Adair (ON) with four straight bullets. The 420 fleet sailed three races today, Georgia Lewin-Lafrance & Madeline Gillis (NS) lead, with all bullets as well.

On the single-handed course, both the Laser & Radial fleets sailed three races. Laser sailor Norman Struthers (ON) leads after day one. In the Radial fleet, Ryan Anderson (NS) sits in first place overall.

Laser – 1st Norman Stuthers OST/RCYC (ON), 2nd John Owen RVicYC (BC), 3rd James Juhasz OST (ON)

Radial – 1st Ryan Anderson RNSYS (NS), 2nd Liam Bruce OST/PCYC (ON), 3rd Tayte Stefaniuk RNSYS (NS)
 
420 – 1st Georgia Lewin-Lafrance & Madeline Gillis RNSYS (NS), 2nd Tate Howell & Elsie Gillis RNSYS/RCYC (NS/ON), 3rd Moritz Heidenreich & David Sapp RNSYS (NS)
 
29er – 1st Galen Richardson & Jake Adair RCYC/KYC (ON), 2nd Cameron Shaw & Henry Lockyer RNSYS (ON), 3rd Zoe Roosen & Isabelle Lavellee-Gordon RStLYC (QC)
 
 Racing continues through Friday. Stay tuned!
 Results reported at time of publication.

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Monday, August 28th, 2017- Kingston, ON 

The 2017 Sail Canada Youth Championships at St.Margaret's Sailing Club (SMSC) in Glen Haven, NS kick off today with a practice race in the afternoon followed by opening ceremonies at SMSC.

The event includes four days of racing for Laser Standard, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Club 420 and 29er fleets. Sailors will be racing in St.Margarets bay which is known for providing competitors with strong ocean winds and challenging racing conditions.

St. Margaret Sailing Club is a proven host for regattas and championships. The club has hosted high level events including the Laser World Championships in 2009, numerous national and continental class championships, as well as Sail Canada regional and national championships. On an annual basis the SMSC Bay Wind Regatta has become a staple event for sailors of all ages from across Atlantic Canada, Quebec and eastern United States. SMSC last hosted the Sail Canada Youth Championships in 2011.

With over 80 sailors registered from all across the country it is bound to be a great event!

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