2016 Sail Canada Youth Championships: Day Two Wrap-Up
Wednesday August 17, 2016 – Kingston, ON
Day two of the Sail Canada Youth Championships presented by Volvo Cars Canada came with tricky conditions for the sailors. The day started off light and dry, with a wind speed of 6 knots ESE, which gradually grew stronger as the day progressed. Racing ceased when the rain and wind grew stronger, reaching a high of 25 knots.
The Laser fleet was able to complete two races on the second day of racing. Currently in the lead is Noah Collinson (ON), followed by Franco Fitzgerald (QC) and Bradley Sheppard (ON), in second and third, respectively. The Radial fleet was able to squeeze three races into the day, with Matti Muru (ON) holding first position Aleksander Magi (ON), in second, and Julian Qu (NS) in third.
Both the Laser 4.7 and Byte fleets finished two races. Liam Parnell (QC) is on the top of the leaderboard for the Byte class, followed by Peter Hopkins (QC), and Juan-Rémi Tran (QC). Fergus Murdoch (ON), Jennifer Cann (ON), and Frances Chambers (QC) make up the top three in the 4.7 class.
In double-handed action, Arie Moffat and crew Pat Wilson (ON) lead the way in the 420 fleet, after completing three more races on Tuesday. Emily Roy and Madeline Gillis (NS), and Gray Snider and Jack Porter (ON) round out the top three. The 29er fleet also finished three races on Day Two. Kate Stewart and crew Greta Stewart (ON) are in the number one spot, with Eric Lyall and Andrew Wood in second place, and Galen Richardson and Louis Riel in third.
Day Two wrapped up with a series of seminars for the sailors, presented by current and former members of the Canadian Sailing Team. Arielle Morgan spoke to the 29ers about speed tips, Ali ten Hove and Max Flinn spoke to the 420s about maneuvers made simple, and Robert Davis spoke to the Lasers and Radials about downwind speed.