Montreal, August 20th, 2015 – The competition in Kingston finished today with the last day of the Laser Radial Youth World Championship.
Once again, the athletes from Quebec had good results. For this Championship, a big shout out goes to Coralie Vittecoq, for finishing her first Radial Worlds in 11th place! Her brother Justin, who had a nice start ( 1st and 5th for his two first races) finished 40th in the gold fleet. Finally, Philippe Pasquin, also in the gold fleet, took the 47th position. Please note that only 4 Canadians were in the gold fleet and 2 were from Quebec!
On the OCR (Olympic Class Regatta) side of the competition, Martin Robitaille, athlete on the Sail Canada Team in the Finn class, earned the bronze medal in Kingston. After spend more than two months training abroad (Spain and Portugal), Martin worked hard for a good performance at CORK. He is now training to qualify for the Olympic Games during the Finn World Championship, which will be held in November, in New Zealand.
In the 49erFX class, Heather Myatt and Arielle Morgan from Royal St Lawrence Yacht Club finished 3rd after winning several races. Next, they will take a break before going to Oyster Bay for the US Nationals which will be held from August 27 to 30.
Congratulations to all!