Garry Cotter & Paul Mendham - BC

Garry Cotter & Paul Mendham - BC

December 2015 - Garry Cotter, Paul Mendham & the Volunteers of the 2015 Optimist Dinghy Canadian Championships

The 2015 Canadian Optimist Dinghy Championships were co-hosted by the Squamish & West Vancouver Yacht Clubs in British Columbia. Co-chairs Garry Cotter (of SYC) and Paul Mendham (of WVYC) lead an amazing team of more than 30 Volunteers to deliver the late-summer event to 80 young competitors. Parents and coaches were impressed by all that the hosts provided through the 6 challenging days of exceptionally tough sailing conditions. The extras included an awesome website, warm soup all day, briefings and post-race activities inside, draw prizes, and a presentation by Eric Holden, Sail Canada’s Sailor of the Year for 2014.

        Paul Mendham (left) & Garry Cotter (right)                                         Fleet on the course at 2015 Opti Canadians
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