Friday, November 04, 2011

 

Over the past 2 weekends, the Canadian InterCollegiate Sailing Association (CICSA) played host to two National University Championships – the CICSA Team Racing Championship hosted by Queen’s University in Kingston, and the CICSA Fleet Racing Championship hosted by McGill University in Montreal.
The inaugural events were well attended, with a total of 7 of the 12 CICSA member Universities attending.
At the Team Racing National Championships, Queen’s University swept the event, winning every race including the finals where they defeated the Royal Military College, 2-0.
 
Results
1.       Queen’s University
2.       Royal Military College
3.       McGill University
4.       McMaster University
 
The Fleet Racing National Championships saw each school put together their best pairs. The University of Toronto led Queen’s and McMaster after day one. Team Captain Chantal Hearst put on an impressive performance, winning A fleet with crew Amelia Leeksma. On day two, Queen’s University strung together another strong day, skip Arielle Morgan and crew David Kagan put together an impressive 5 consecutive bullets to win B fleet and help Queen’s – along with A fleet skippers Peter Soosalu, Clifton Kartner and Crew/Team Captain Will Schwenger – win the CICSA National Fleet Racing Championship; ultimately, producing Double Gold for Queen’s University on the National Stage.
 
Results
1.       Queen’s University
2.       University of Toronto
3.       McGill University
4.       McMaster University
5.       McGill University 2
6.       Royal Military College
7.       Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
8.       Hautes Etudes de Commerce de Montreal
 
Dalhousie University was busy on the International Stage – equalling Canada’s best performance by finishing in 6th place at the 2011 Student Yachting World Cup in La Trinité-Sur-Mer, France.

 
 
A huge thanks to all the volunteers at Queen’s University, McGill University, Umpires, Judges and CICSA representatives – this season would not have been a success without your hard work. Thank you!
 
Our next Board of Directors meeting will take place Wednesday, December 21, 2011 in Toronto. Location and Information to be announced shortly – updates will be posted at http://www.CanadianUsailing.com or on facebook (where you can sign up for our Newsletters – [left side ‘email sign up’]) <http://www.facebook.com/pages/Canadian-Intercollegiate-Sailing/151726768234966>