Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
The Etchells World Championships are underway at the New York Yacht Club with a 9-race series expected to wrap up on Saturday June 28th. America’s Cup champion John Bertrand will headline this event along with many legendary sailors. At least 8 Canadian Olympians are registered in the 95-boat fleet. London Olympian Luke Ramsay is taking a break from the Nacra to crew on boat bow #48 (USA 1248) while Dirk Kneulman (4-time CAN Olympic boatwright) is sailing with fellow Olympian Andreas Josenhans on bow #45.
Canadians Stuart Flinn (2-time Olympian), Jay Cross (3-time Olympian), Richard Clarke (5-time Olympian), & Brad Boston (2-time Olympian) are all in the hunt, sailing under different bow numbers and country flags. Finn World Champion & Olympian Hank Lammens, large and in charge helming for bow #39 (CAN 1396) has potential for top 10 this week along with bow #5 sailed by Olympian Bill Abbott & Norwegian Olympic medallist Paul Davis. Other Canadians present include Andrew Cumming, David Lowther & Gerry Wendt.
All the big hitters have taken to the race course today with action held straight through until Saturday!