Canadian Sailing Team member Sarah Douglas finished in an impressive first place at the Laser Midwinters East hosted by Key Biscayne Yacht Club in Florida over the weekend. Competing against some of the best Radial sailors in North America, Sarah showed her form in all conditions, scoring four bullets over the 10 race series. SarahÛªs ability to stay focused on the process and execute under pressure led to her win against the 89 fellow competitors.
ÛÏI stuck to my process, simplified the sailing and fought hard around the course. I made improvements in my starting and tactical decisions which were the main goals of the regatta.ÛåÊ
Notable competitors at the event include SarahÛªs current training partner and two time Team USA Olympian Paige Railey. The two sailors were tight in points throughout the event and leading into the last day of competition, Sarah commented ÛÏThe final day was amazing practice for medal race situations. I entered the day two points back of my training partner Paige Railey with two races to go and a large point gap between us and third place. This gave me the perfect opportunity to practice match racing for the podium.ÛåÊ
For complete results visit – https://www.floridaocr.org/en/default/races/race-resultsall/text/2021-ilca-laser-midwinters-east-en/menuaction/race
You can follow along with SarahÛªs Olympic journey hereåÊ
Photo Credit: Matias Capizzano