Montréal, April 4, 2016 - From March 26 to April 2, athletes Martin Robitaille in Finn, Gabriel Verrier-Paquette and Jean-Sébastien Fugère in RS-X were in Palma for the Princess Sofia Trophy regatta. Their objective was to obtain the best results possible towards their goal for selection to go to Rio.
Martin Robitaille, athlete in Finn, finished the competition in 25th place with 191 points. It was the New Zealander Josh Junior who took gold. Martin had consistent results with a 3rd place in his last race. The athlete from Deux-Montagnes was satisfied with his regatta as it was his best result at this competition. Martin is now heading to France to participate in the next ISAF World Cup taking place in Hyères at the end of April, where he aims for a Top 10 finish.
Gabriel Verrier-Paquette races RS-X and also hopes to go to the Games. He finished Palma in the Gold Fleet in 38th place. His best results were a 12th place in his second and second to last race. The winner was Tom Squires from Great Britain who finished his competition with 28 points. Jean-Sébastien Fugère finished in 70th position in the Silver Fleet.
The best Canadian performance came from the Nacra team of Luke Ramsay and Nikola Girke who finished in 9th place, with a 1st place result in their 4th race.
Sail Canada will announce in June which athletes have qualified to represent the country at the Games. In the meantime, the athletes continue on the European Circuit looking for the best results possible with the goal to be selected by Sail Canada.
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