Rain & wind greet the elite- CORK OCR

Rain & wind greet the elite- CORK OCR

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Kingston, ON

Today over 250 sailors hit the water for the first day of the CORK Olympic Classes Regatta (OCR) and the Sail Canada Senior National Championships. Fall like conditions continue to plague Kingston with cloudy skies and rain with a breeze of about 15 to 18 knots greeted the competitors this afternoon for their noon start.

The skiff course had a full day, completing their scheduled 4 races for each of the 49er and I14 fleets, and 5 races for the 49erFX fleet. At the top of the 49er leaderboard is David Mori and Justin Barnes (ON) followed by Michael Brodeur (QC) and Dan Inkpen (NL) in second and John and Arthur Ferguson (ON) in third. For the 49erFX fleet, leading is Erin Berry and Ingrid Merry (ON), with Arielle Morgan and Heather Myatt (QC) in second and Danielle Boyd and Erin Rafuse (NS) in third.

Sitting in first for the I14 Canadian Championship is Ian Struthers and Dan Cunningham (ON) followed by Jason Lemieux and Lauren Laventure (QC) in second and Greg Loffree and Ryan Gareth (ON) in third.

The single handed course is right on schedule, completing 3 races for each of the Laser, Laser Radial and Finn fleets. This is a North American Grand Prix event for the Laser and Laser Radial (open), an ISAF 100 point event for the Laser and Laser Radial (female) and an ISAF 50 point event for the Finns. At the top of the fleet for the Lasers is Robert Davis (ON), followed by Cy Thompson (RI) in second and Lee Parkhill (ON) in third.

Bouncing back from injury, Brenda Bowskill (ON) is leading the radials, in second is Nathan Dunn (NS) and in third is Jack Marshall (MA). For the Finns, Martin Robitaille (QC) is leading, with Greg Douglas (ON) in a close second and (BC) in third.

The windsurfers completed 4 races for both the Kona and RS:X fleets. Gabriel Verrier Paquette (QC) is sitting at the top of the RS:X fleet, followed by Jean Sebastien Fugere (QC) and Moahmed Elsafty (NJ).