Aug 12, 2012 22:39 EST
Day 2, the final day of racing at the 2012 CYA Sail West Regatta and Laser District 6 Championships, was a fun filled day of racing across all of the race courses. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the sailors had smiles on their faces as they headed out to race in a nice 10-15 knot breeze.
The Optimist Green fleet once again had a fantastic day out on the water. It’s pretty amazing to watch how much each sailor improves race by race, and how much fun they are having out on the water!
Meanwhile the Optimist fleet saw some tight racing. The final results saw Jack Reider of Royal Vancouver Yacht Club take the overall win, and the CYA Western National Trophy. 1st overall in Blue Fleet was Alec Coleman of West Vancouver Yacht Club, and 1st in White Fleet was Ethen Kinsman of Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.
The double-handed course completed four races today. The racing was very competitive across the fleets, and all competitors were working incredibly hard. In the 420 fleet it was Kia Mieklejohn and Rebecca Harper from Royal Vancouver Yacht Club that took the win. In the 29er fleet it was Jen Braem and Kristine Williams from Royal Victoria Yacht Club sailing a very consistent series to win the CYA Western National Trophy.
Over on the single-handed race course there was some exciting racing to watch with leads exchanged throughout the races. In the Laser fleet it was Alexander Heinzeman, from Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, taking the win, and also the Distric 6 Laser title. Meanwhile, it was Adrian Vlasic, from Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, taking advantage of his consistent series to win the Laser Radial Fleet. Thank you to all the competitors for making this a positive event!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following sponsors for making this event possible! Blast Performance Sailing, Multinational Boats, The Boardroom, West Marine, Steveston Marine, Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Springs, Sequoia Group, VARC, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, BC Sailing, and the Canadian Yachting Association.
Reports many thanks to Isabella Bertold. ...
Aug 12, 2012 22:32 EST
Sail West – Day 1
Day one brought classic Vancouver summer weather! The racers were greeted by a sunny, warm day and a nice 8-15 knot westerly breeze had filled the bay in time for the first start.
There were four racecourses running in full force!
The Optimist Dinghy green fleet, a fleet designated for kids in their first year of racing, has their own racecourse at this event. The kids had a great day of racing, they learned a lot, and had fun doing it!
Meanwhile the Optimist fleet, all kids being 15 and under, completed 5 races on Day 1. After coming off the water coach Tine Moberg-Parker from B.C said, “the races were the perfect length, the kids spent just the right amount of time out on the water, and every kid had a smile on their face throughout the day!”
Jack Rider sits on top of the leader board and first overall in red Fleet after winning 4 out of the 5 races today. Alec Coleman is leading the blue fleet, while Ethen Kinsmen leads the white fleet.
Out on the double-handed race course the 420 fleet saw some tight racing. Coming out ahead for the day was Kia Meikeljohn and her crew Rebecca Harper. Meanwhile after winning 5 out of the 6 races, Jen Braem and her crew lead the 29er fleet.
Last but not least, the Laser and Laser Radial course had a fantastic day of racing. Laser sailor Max Gallant referred to the day as “champagne sailing!” In the Laser Radial fleet there was some tight racing, and going into tomorrow Adrian Vlasic narrowly leads the fleet with Alex Fritz hot on his heels.
The Laser full rig saw equally competitive racing. After five races Canadian National Sailing Team member Alexander Heinzman leads the fleet, with Max Gallant from Victoria not far behind.
Tomorrow looks like it is shaping up to be another exciting day of racing!
Stay tuned for another update and lots of photos after racing is complete tomorrow. ...
May 25, 2012 13:34 EST
There is no charge for coach registration for the 2012 CYA Sail West Training and Regatta, however coaches are required to register. Online registration is available HERE ...
May 25, 2012 11:13
Event site launched on Regatta Network ...