2013 Soling 1M Canadian Championship
July 20 and 21, 2013
Jim Goddard wins at Hudson with perfect score – Six Firsts July 20th:
Saturday at 9.30, the 22 sailors gathered on the terrace at the Hudson Yacht Club for the Skipper’s Meeting prior to the scheduled 10 am start of racing. The fleet was split into “Evens and Odds” and everyone headed to the water, The weather was ideal. Sunny, warm with a good steady breeze from the west. The club had borrowed a large ferry barge which provided a perfect platform for all the skipper and the race crew. Race Director Ross Tellier kept everything moving smoothly as the “even and odd” fleets alternated on the water. The course was twice around windward/ leeward with a leeward gate. Two races were completed prior to lunch break with 2 more in the afternoon before the winds picked up too much to continue sailing safely. More time for “Social Hour” prior to an excellent dinner provided by HYC. Everyone enjoyed the slide show produced by May’s Studio from shots taken the day (thanks Ken #288)
July 21st: Another good day. The front had passed and the winds were much lighter, making for trickier sailing. Three more races were completed before time ran out. That added up to 7, which allowed for one drop. Results: There was no doubt who the winner was. Jim Goddard had managed to come up with 6 firsts. He was followed by “Boots” Boutilier, also from Halifax, with 13 points. 3rd place went to Paul Switzer with 14. Next HYC”s Ed Cowell scoring 17 and Robert Meakins with 18 to round out the top five. Awards were presented consisting of Sail Canada (CYA) medals, HYC Soling 1m Plaques and club flags.
Jim Goddard also gets to keep the Soling 1m Championship Trophy for another year Well done Jim ! Many thanks to the gang at HYC for putting on a great regatta. And thanks to all who traveled to Hudson from NS, Que, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto and Mass, USA to take part in the fun and fellowshi
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