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Canadian Team shines in North American Championships in Kingston

Peter Ehvert won race 10 and finished 35th overall in the Optimist North American Championship hosted by CORK, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
This was a personal best for Peter, leading the Canadian Team to an impressive improvement in performance compared to past years. 7 sailors placed in the top 100.

Peter is from Toronto, but trains regularly in the Kingston, sailing out of the Kingston Yacht Club. Two more Kingston sailors qualified to represent Canada, Bergh Ellemers and Ross Murdoch, both achieving personal bests with results of 94th and 158th respectively participating in their first major championship.

The championship included 200 competitors from North and South America, as well as teams representing Japan and New Zealand. Each of the sailboats was fitted with a tracking unit powered by Rogers to enable live coverage of the event. Spectators worldwide were able to follow race progress in real time, and will be able to replay the competitions for the next year. (Connect to replay options for the TracTrac system though the event website)

Christopher Williford from USA was crowned North American Champion 2010. Christopher sailed consistently throughout the event, finishing among the top ten sailors in all 12 races except for one. This is the second time he is awarded the trophy. He was first overall in last year’s North American Championship held in Republica Dominicana, but yesterday Christopher was not ‘alone’ on the podium since his twin brother Duncan was second overall. USA had more to celebrate, as accompanying the Willifords was Conner Harding, another USA sailor. The USA domination of the top five was only interruped by Matias Dyck from Ecuador, who had been second during most of the event but did not have such good results the last day and could not take advantage of the second discard. Among the girls, Caterina Romero from Peru did remarkably well in all the races and earned a 9th overall and first girl.

Kingston showed itself at the very best right from sailors started to arrive for training a week prior to the regatta, right through to the week-long regatta. The sailors experienced excellent competition conditions and the parents and visitors enjoyed the sunny weather to watch tracing and explore the city.

For full results, see the OPTINAM2010 website. (http://optinam2010.org )

The next sailing events in Kingston will start on August 15th, with the CORK International Regatta, followed by CORK Olympic Classes Regatta and CORK Offshore and One Design. During this time, almost 1000 boats will compete in Kingston, drawing competitors from Canada, USA, Europe and Oceania.

The final sailing competition of the season will be the CORK Fall Regatta and Ontario Championships for 5 sailboat classes, as well as National Team Qualification for the two Olympic One person Sailing Events, the Laser (male)
and Radial (female)

CORK website; www.cork.org

July 3 – 15:00. Race 12 in progress

July 3 0 13:30. Race 11 in progress

July 3 – 12:20. Two fleets are racing and the third fleet in sequence for their start. Sunny skies and 12-15 knots of wind from the SW.

July 3 – 12 noon. The last day of racing in the IODA North American Chamionship in Kignston is under way with another three races scheduled for the fleet. So far 9 races have been completed in the individual championships and results are posted on the website. Follow racing live via tracking powered by Rogers.

July 2 – 15:00. Race 8 complete, race 9 in progress. Excellent conditions, sunny and 15-17 knots from the SW

July 2 – 14:30. Racing continues with wind from the SW at 15-17 knots. Race 7 complete, race 8 in progress.

July 2 – 12:30. Races underway. Sunny and nice winds – 8 knots from the SW

Winner of the North American Team Racing Championship is USA 1

July 1 – 14:30 USA 1 and USA 2 are in the finals. Follow the final races via live tracking now in progress. Winds are lighter, approx 8 knots from the NW

ISV will compete against USA2 for a spot in the finals

July 1 – 14:00 – ISV will meet the winner of the USA 2 / CAN 1 in the semi final

July 1 – 13:45 – USA1 will be competing in the finals. USA 2, USA3, ISV and Canada 1 are still in contention for a spot in the finals
Live tracking will cover the final races. Wind is approx 10 knots from the Northwest

July 1 – 12 noon – Team racing continues with the North American countries competing for the title of Nort American Team Racing Champions

June 30 – ECUADOR won the Nations Cup. Congratulations to both teams on excellent sailing.

June 30 – 18:10. Ecuador and New Zealand in the finals of the Nations Cup Team Racing. Race committe resetting the course and will start the race shortly

North American Team Racing Championship continues tomorrow, THursday July 1st

June 29 – 12:55. All fleets racing.

Follow race progress live with tracking powered by ROGERS ( http://www.optiworld.org/tracking.html )

June 28 – Live tracking in progress – access online to follow racing

June 28 – 12:35

Wind 5-9 knots, West/southwest. Racing in progress with first start at 12:30

June 28 – 12:15

Racing postphoned – stay tuned

June 27, 2010

Practice Race cancelled today due to lack of wind. Racing is scheduled to start at 12:00 tomorrow, Monday June 28th