Welcome to two new sailors joining us for the first time on Sunday, Brian and Stephen McDonah. They are new to model racing but no strangers to sailing and acquitted themselves well getting around the course and staying out of trouble. The next step is to get the tuning down and start winning!
We got a very nice write up in the Dartmouth Tribune written by Suzanne Rent, check it out at http://thechronicleherald.ca/dartmouthtribune/1590350-racing-on-a-smaller-scale
The Halifax Area Model Yacht Club hosted the 2018 Soling 1M Canadian National Championship at Sullivan’s Pond in Dartmouth, NS
Our full day of racing started promptly at 10 am under the direction of RD John Lowther assisted by Deb Gibson with scoring, Silvia Goddard with food and drink, and Bill Fioratas who helped with everything from setup to pulling us up over the wall when we had to go walking in the pond.
Jim Goddard won 5 races in the afternoon set to nail down the regatta win and Paul Switzer overcame a damaged rig that saw him out for two races to hold on to second. Don McDermaid from Nova Scotia made it on to the podium in third place, this is Don’s first hardware at the Soling 1M nationals – Congratulations.
Thanks for your support to our advertisers, Darren Fisher, MP and sponsors Councillors Sam Austin and Tony Mancini. Your assistance in bringing this event to Dartmouth is greatly appreciated.
The full article is at http://hamyc.ca/2018-soling-1m-canadian-national-championship/
After two days of great sailing and great weather, the results are final!
Jim Goddard of the host club is the winner, Paul Switzer of Kingston, ON was second and Bob Boutilier of Bedford, NS took third place.
Thanks to Bob White and John Lowther for their great management of the racing and Silvia Goddard the bringer of lunch! Also to our advertisers, Darren Fisher, MP and sponsors Councillors Sam Austin and Tony Mancini. Your assistance in bringing this event to Dartmouth is greatly appreciated.