Montreal, August 3rd 2016 – From July 23rd to 30th, the 2016 KBC Laser Radial Youth & Men’s World Championships were held at Dun Laoghaire in Ireland. More than 220 sailors from 48 countries participated in this great event.
Among the athletes, four Canadians were there including two from the Quebec Sailing Team, Justin Vittecoq and Marc-Andrew Robin!
The competition was not easy but our sailors showed what they could do in Ireland.
Justin Vittecoq is only 16 years old and he’s already one of the best athletes in Radial class, both in Quebec and Canada. Adept at international competition, the sailor from the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club finished this Championship in 44th position in the gold fleet. A great performance for the elite athlete of the team. During this regatta, he also received 4 top 15s and his best scoring was a 6th place in the 5th race.
Marc-Andrew Robin is also used to participating in big events. At just 14 years old, he already has participated in several competition in the Radial class. The young elite athlete from the Quebec Sailing Team finished the event in 43rd position in the emerald fleet. However we must note that he finished in an excellent 10th place for his 5th race.
The regatta was composed of 4 fleets, gold, silver, bronze and emerald, with 57 athletes in each fleet and 58 in gold fleet. The sailors completed 11 races, the first 9 were the qualification for a fleet.
Matti Muru had the best Canadian performance of this competition, finishing in 16th position in gold fleet.
Congratulations to all the athletes!