2017 Youth Championships at SMSC
Updated: Friday, September 1st 2017
The 2017 Sail Canada Youth Champs wrapped up today with stronger conditions then had been seen through the event. Winds were variable, ranging from 8-16 knots and very shifty. The top 3 boats in each fleet were very tight at the start of racing and in the final results.
SMSC delivered a great event for many visiting sailors, coaches and families. A huge thank you to the club, volunteers and officials who made the event possible.
Day three of the 2017 Sail Canada Youth Championships brought very shifty, light to moderate winds on St. Margaret’s Bay. Sailors played the waiting game after completing the first races of the day, while the wind died. The breeze filled back in in the late afternoon and all scheduled races were completed.
In the 420 fleet, Georgia Lewin-LaFrance & Madeline Gillis RNSYS (NS) continues to lead after 6 races. In 29er action Galen Richardson & Jake Adair RCYC/KYC (ON) sit in first, with 7 bullets in 8 races.
Laser sailor Norman Struthers RCYC/OST (ON) leads after 6 races. In the Radial fleet Tayte Stefaniuk RNSYS (NS) leads with two bullets on the day.
Racing concludes tomorrow with three races on the schedule for Laser, Radial and 420 fleets. The 29ers are scheduled to sail four.
No wind, equalled no sailing for the second day of the Sail Canada Youth Championships at St. Margaret Sailing Club. The peripheral effects of an offshore weather system impacted conditions in St. Margaret’s Bay throughout the day Wednesday.
Racing continues through Thursday and Friday, with forecasts looking more promising. Good racing conditions are expected.
On the single-handed course, both the Laser & Radial fleets sailed three races. Laser sailor Norman Struthers (ON) leads after day one. In the Radial fleet, Ryan Anderson (NS) sits in first place overall.
Laser – 1st Norman Stuthers OST/RCYC (ON), 2nd John Owen RVicYC (BC), 3rd James Juhasz OST (ON)
Monday, August 28th, 2017- Kingston, ON
The 2017 Sail Canada Youth Championships at St.Margaret's Sailing Club (SMSC) in Glen Haven, NS kick off today with a practice race in the afternoon followed by opening ceremonies at SMSC.
The event includes four days of racing for Laser Standard, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Club 420 and 29er fleets. Sailors will be racing in St.Margarets bay which is known for providing competitors with strong ocean winds and challenging racing conditions.
St. Margaret Sailing Club is a proven host for regattas and championships. The club has hosted high level events including the Laser World Championships in 2009, numerous national and continental class championships, as well as Sail Canada regional and national championships. On an annual basis the SMSC Bay Wind Regatta has become a staple event for sailors of all ages from across Atlantic Canada, Quebec and eastern United States. SMSC last hosted the Sail Canada Youth Championships in 2011.
With over 80 sailors registered from all across the country it is bound to be a great event!
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