Montreal, November 30, 2015 - Martin Robitaille was in New-Zealand last week for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup. He finished his competition in the 35th place. The main objective for the athlete was to qualify the country for the next Olympic Games; unfortunately the goal has not been reached.
At 23 years old, Martin has however competed well by keeping a good consistency in his race results, as has noticed Rosie Chapman, his coach. He finished in 35th place with 261 points. In these 5 races, his best result was a 15th place on his last day.
The British sailor Gilles Scott, who had the lead all the way, won the Championship with a total of 48 points and one win obtained in the third race. In second place went to the French Jonathan Lobert who made a very good comeback halfway. Finally, the bronze medal went to the Slovenian Vasilij Zbogar.
The other Canadianpart of the competition, Kyle Martin, finished, on this part, 51st.
The competition allowed four countries to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games. The Netherlands, Greece, Estonia and Uruguay have won the precious ticket. Unfortunately Canada is not part of this list, but it’s not over yet!
Martin Robitaille will return to the country to take a break and relax before returning to Florida to train and take his last chance to qualify the country at the ISAF World Cup in January.