Canadian Sailing Team News
Monday, July 29, 2013 - Kingston, ON
The 2013 Laser North Americans wrapped up yesterday in 10-15 knots of breeze with newly crowned champs. Canadians swept the podium in the Laser class led by Lee Parkhill, David Wright and Robert Davis in 3rd. Brenda Bowskill was leading the Radial fleet until the final day when she was beat out by American Erika Reineke by a mere one point. Bowskill reflects "this just reminds you that every point counts. It's bittersweet". Olympian Bernard Luttmer dusted off his boat and put his skills to the test, demonstrating he's still got game, placing 8th overall with consistent top 10 results throughout the regatta.
Check out the full video recap from winners here:
The 49er Canadian regatta also concluded yesterday with tight racing and exciting results. Berry/Laventure captured the win in the FX over Rafuse/Boyd by a close one point. Rafuse & Boyd posted 3 bullets on the final day however still fell short of the overall title. Newfoundland's Ladha/Inkpen won the title convincingly over Canadian training partners Mori/Barnes, followed by Gordon Cook/Stranix, rounding out the podium.
Canadian sailors will take a short break before training kicks off again leading up to Cork OCR