Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month- Allan Clark!
October 13th, 2017- Kingston, ON
September marked a month full of great results for some of our Canadian sailors!
The 2017 Laser Masters World Championships wrapped up in Split, Croatia, with 350 sailors competing across a 35-80 age span. Canadians Allan Clark (BC) and Andy Roy (ON) finished 1-2 in the 65-boat Grand Master Standard Rig fleet (age 55-64). This is Clark’s 4th Laser Masters Worlds title, having won twice previously in the Radial rig and once in the Standard (full) rig.
When asked about Allan’s performance at the recent Worlds, Andy said, “(Clarkie) sailed impressively well. He’s smart and fast on all points of sail and I certainly didn’t mind finishing runner up to him. Al is always open to sharing his knowledge, which is one of the reasons he’s been a highly regarded coach.”Allan is a racing coach at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.
A notable mention goes to Rossi Milev’s Clear Air team (PCYC, ON) for winning the 2017 J/24 World Championship in Mississauga, Ontario. A nail-biter – the team overcame double-digit finishes in the first three of eight races. (More here on Scuttlebutt)
We’re not finished yet! For the second year in a row, Kingston Yacht Club’s team (ON) of Melodie Gummer, Janice Wilby, Carol Luttmer and Susan Fraser won the Sail Canada Women’s Keelboat Championship - this time in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Congratulations to Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month –Allan Clark!
Photo: Christy Usher
Sail Canada’s Sailor of the Month award acknowledges sailing achievements by Canadians involved or associated with the sport in all its forms. Sail Canada encourages the submission of noteworthy Canadian sailing activities to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Established in 1931, Sail Canada (formerly known as the Canadian Yachting Association) is the national governing body for the sport of sailing. The Association promotes sailing in all its forms including yachting through collaboration with our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations, member clubs, schools, and many individual stakeholders.