Here are the 29er Canadian Championship results. Danielle Boyd of Kingston, sailing with Emily Hill, finished third, ending the 10-race regatta with three bullets. Ellie Clark and Rachael Boyd of Kingston finished 8th in the 26-boat fleet.
HOW MANY COLOURFUL CATS do you think are required to make some people realize that there's a championship competition going on, and so it might be sensible to stay clear?
Below, some wanker in a large cruising sailboat, crossing, blanketing, and eventually splitting a 54-boat Hobie 16 North American Championship fleet a few moments after the start of race 2.
Other than that, the championship is going-off pretty well. Some more wind would be nice. Today (Monday) was saved by the usual Kingston Harbour sea breeze.
EIGHT DAYS OF HOT CATS IN THE HARBOUR starting Friday as the 39th Hobie 16 North American Championship takes-over.
The event starts with three days of racing for the Youth and Women's Championship followed by five days of racing for the Open Championship.
Competitors from six countries and eleven US states will take part in the event. The entry list includes five former Olympians and four past Hobie 16 North American Champions. The defending champions from Puerto Rico, Francisco Figueroa and Jolliam Berrios, will be defending their title.
FILM REVIEW of Waterlife, a documentary by Kevin McMahon. Grim.
EXCELLENT PHOTOSET (Kiteboarding).
COMMENT ONLINE on the city website about the proposed renaming of Breakwater Park in honor of Lt.-Col John Bradstreet.
Renaming the park after John Bradstreet is a stupid idea. Here's why:
THE 8-PAGE SUMMER 2009 NEWSLETTER from Preserve Our Wrecks Kingston is now available.
OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF CANADA announced today for Ian Bruce of Dorval, QC.
For his contributions to the sport of sailing in Canada and abroad, notably for the design and development of high-performance crafts for young sailors.
OC is the 2nd highest rank. That's the same level among sportsmen as the likes of Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Steve Podborski, and Alex Bauman so this is a very big deal.
Update: Nice summary of Ian Bruce's career courtesy of the Montreal Sailing blog.