Montreal, August 2nd, 2015 - From July 7th to 10th, the Laser Class US National Championships were held at the Mentor Harbor Yacht Club in Ohio. 151 athletes, including five from Quebec, participated in this great event.
5 athletes from the Quebec Sailing Team and the Royal St Lawrence Yacht Club sailed during this international championship, coached by Nicolas Kim.
The competition was composed of 11 races with the first six to qualify for a fleet category.
Three Quebec sailors were in gold fleet. Marc-Andrew Robin was the fastest and finished in 32nd place in the gold fleet. He also received 4 top 20s during the competition. Maxime Amyot, who has sailed for two years in Radial, finished with a good 44th position and finished 9th for his third race. Léa Desgroseillers finished in 51st place.
In his first international competition, Pierre-Olivier Gagnon, athlete on the Quebec team, sailed well and finished in 35th position in the silver fleet. His more experienced friend, Léo Roy, finished 22nd in the same fleet.
A great competition and a great team coached by the rigor, the dedication, and unfailing energy of Nicolas Kim.
Congratulations to all the athletes and a big thank you to Nicolas Kim and to parents who were there, including Vivian Zarrow.
As well, we would like to note the participation of 2 Quebec team athletes at the Laser Radial Worlds which were held in Ireland from July 23rd to 30th. Justin Vittecoq finished in 44th position in the gold fleet and Marc Andrew Robin in the 43rd in emerald fleet. For all the result, click here. Congratulations to them both.
Next, athletes will go to Kingston for the famous regatta: CORK. But before this, our eyes will be on Germany and Coralie Vittecoq for the U21 Laser Worlds!