This weekend, from January 17 to 19, the Winter Regatta 2015 at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club took place in Florida.This competition, which served as preparation for the ISAF World Cup to be held next week from January 26 in Miami, Florida, was an equal opportunity for Quebec and Canadian athletes to qualify for the Pan American Games this summer in Toronto. Among our Quebec athletes, the RS-X class was represented with Jean-Sébastien Fugère, Gabriel Paquette Verrier and Laurence Bonneau Charland. The three athletes pushed themselves hard, but unfortunately did not qualified for the Pan am games in this event. However, all is not lost and our three riders still have a chance to join the Canadian team after the next competition, namely the ISAF World Cup. For this upcoming challenge, other athletes of different boat classes will also be present.
Note that during this weekend`s regatta, several Canadians earned their place for the Pan am games, details on Sail Canada. Good luck to all our athletes in the future!