Montreal, September 16th, 2016 - The celebrated annual regatta, Cork international - Sail Canada Youth Championships had just over 400 competitors from August 14-18, 2016. The weather and the wind played a large role in the success of this event, which hosted a large number of sailors not only from North America, but from as far away as New Zealand, the Bahamas, Bermuda as well as Belize. This international event hosted over 50 athletes from the province of Quebec.
In the Laser Radial class, the province of Quebec was well represented with a delegation of close to 30 participants who were present in the port town of Kingston, Ontario and who performed masterfully. Although he was disqualified from his first race, Justin Vittecoq, from Hudson Yacht club took home 1st place! The regatta held 12 races over 4 days, with some fierce competition between the top three racers in the Radial fleet. The victory was only decided in the last minutes of the last race, where Justin managed to come out ahead of the rest. With this fantastic result, Justin now qualifies for the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships held in New Zealand next December. He is following in the footsteps of his sister Coralie who participated last year in the world’s in Malaysia.
In the gold fleet, also on the provincial team from Quebec we find Myka Auger-Cyr, who finished with a very respectable 21st position, Maxime Amyot in 25th position, and Marc-Andrew Robin finishing the regatta in 31st position in the gold fleet. As for the women, we also had an athlete on the podium, Anna Morineau hailing from École de voile de l’Outaouais bringing home the silver in the women’s division, and a very respectable 35th overall! Third place in the women’s category went to Léa Desgroseilliers, from the Quebec provincial team who finished just behind her teammate Anna in 37th place overall out of over 140 competitors.
In the 420 class, there were just over fifteen teams from the province of Quebec with the majority competing in the gold fleet. The best result from the province came from the duo of Cameron Baird and Alec Baird who finished in 8th position out of over one hundred athletes.
On the windsurfurs, we want to highlight the results of Dominique Tanguay-Gaudray who brought home the top spot in the women’s category, and 3rd overall in the BIC 93 category. In the RS-X category Gabriel Verrier-Paquette was also on the podium with a silver medal performance out of 9 participants.
Last but not least in the 49er FX fleet, the team of Arielle Morgan and Heather Myatt were gold medal winners in their fleet.
A huge congratulations to all the athletes who participated! There will be a meeting next weekend to discuss Fall Cork!
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