Tuesday, January 04, 2011

There two Canadian boats are competing in the 2011 I420 Open Worlds, taking place December 27th – January 5th in Argentina. Henry Machum & Julien Fougere and Arthur & John Ferguson are representing Canada at the event. At the half way point Henry and Julian are currently in 34th place (14th place for juniors) and Arthur & John are currently sitting in 46th place overall (21st junior). There are 14 countries in attendance and a total of 91 I420s (56 open men’s / 41 open women’s).

Coach Agustin Ferrario, Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron Coach, has been coaching the two Canadian teams and doing a fantastic job. Agustin has also been connecting with other coaches who have been very helpful to Team Canada.  

Both teams have been improving each day and have already surpassed their personal goals of finishing races in the top half.  They are now aiming for even better results in the last 4 races.
 
Wind has been up to 25 knots with big waves. More than 14 masts have snapped so far! There will be three more days of sailing with a total of 12 races.  

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