Montreal, August 14, 2015 - Sail Canada’s 2015 Youth Championships finished yesterday with excellent results for the Quebec athletes! The races took place as part of CORK International at Portsmouth Olympic Port in Kingston.
For Radials in the gold fleet: Coralie Vittecoq took 1st place for Canadian woman. Due to this result, Coralie qualifies for the ISAF World Youth Championships that will take place in December in Malaysia.
On the male side, Justin Vittecoq finished 7th overall and 3rd Canadian, Philippe Pasquin 4th Canadian. Maxime Amyot of CVDM, who was participating in one of his first international competitions in Laser, finished 39th. Finally, Marc Andrew Robin took 40th place in the gold fleet.
In the RS-X, the Quebec athletes performed well too, Gabriel Verrier-Paquette, member of the Quebec Sailing Team and the Canadian Sailing Team, finished 2nd overall and 1st Canadian, Jean-Sébastien Fugère 4th and 2nd Canadian. For the women, Laurence Bonneau Charland, on a RS-X 8.5 took 6th overall and 1st place for the Canadians!
In the Bic Techno class, Anthony Swallens of the CVDM took 3rd place.
In the 420 class, Thomas Côte and Vincent Nalecz took 7th place in the gold fleet. Nicholas Harries and his crew finished 10th. Cameron Baird and Alec Baird finished in 12th position. Julien Lafrance Berger and his crew took 20th place. Finally, on the female side, Solange Pacarar and Marion Lafrance Berger finished 16th in the gold fleet.
Congratulations to all!