Canadian team set for Gold fleet action - Day 3 - Sailing World Cup Miami
January 27, 2016 – Miami, FL.
Light breeze continues to plague the 2015 Sailing World Cup Miami however a full slate of races were completed across all classes.
Radial sailor Brenda Bowskill pulled together a nice string of races today with an 8, 6, 7, tied for points in 9th overall. “My starts were a little inconsistent which sent me scrambling. I had to tack out when I didn’t want to but I managed to stay in phase with clear air rounding top 10 at both windwards. Today was a day I didn’t have to overcomplicate things.” Bowskill moves into gold fleet with Canadian teammate Isabella Bertold, currently in 35th.
Four Canadian Laser sailors head into Gold fleet racing tomorrow including Pan Am bronze medalist Lee Parkhill, creeping his way up the fleet with 6, 8 on the day and sitting 24th overall. Teammates Evert McLaughlin, Matt Ryder and Robert Davis will also be looking to make a move forward in the finals.
Canadian Nacra team, Luke Ramsay and Nikola Girke continue to stretch their lead ahead of Puerto Rico however the next few days will be critical in cementing their overall position and Olympic spot.
David Mori and Justin Barnes make the 49er Gold fleet in 26th overall. The battle for country qualification continues as all three competing nations make the gold fleet cut.
470 team Saunders (Graeme and Jake) slither up a few more spots to 7th , expanding their lead over competing nation Mexico.
Canadian Paralympic teams continue to impress on the field of play with Canadian Sonar team putting up two bullets to maintain their lead over GBR. 2.4mR sailor Bruce Millar continues to duel with Helena Lucas (GBR) for top spot. Bruce sits 2nd overall with only 2 points separation. “There were hardly any shifts or puffs out there, just light steady breeze. Good starts and good speed were the name of the game.” The Paralympic fleets will complete two more days of fleet racing with medal ceremonies on Friday.
Canadian Team Highlight results:
2.4mR – Bruce Millar – 2nd
Sonar – Paul Tingley, Scott Lutes and Logan Campbell – 1st
470 Men – Jake and Graeme Saunders – 7th
470 Women – Allie Surrette and Ali TenHove – 12th
Laser – Lee Parkhill – 24th
Radial – Brenda Bowskill 10th,
49er – Mori/Barnes – 26th
49erFX – Rafuse/Boyd – 19th
Nacra 17 – Ramsay/Girke – 25th
Finn – Kyle Martin 19th, Riley Finch 20th
RSX Men – Zac Plavsic – 21st
RSX Women – Olivia Mew – 32nd
Rio Country qualification Update:
Laser: Canada qualified
Radial: Canada qualified
49er FX: Canada qualified
49er: 1 spot available in Miami (CAN, IVB, USA)
Finn: 1 spot available in Miami (CAN only eligible nation)
470 Men: 1 spot available in Miami (CAN, MEX)
470 Women: 1 spot available (CAN only eligible nation)
Nacra 17: 1 spot available (CAN, PUR)
RSX Men: 2 spots available (CAN, USA & ARU)
RSX Women: 1 spot available (CAN only eligible nation)