Sunday, July 17, 2011
Team Canada had a good last day at ISAF Youth Worlds. This event has been a great experience for our sailors, one they will carry on for the rest of their sailing careers. It took us the whole regatta to understand the high standard of the competition. The best sailors under 19 of the world were here. Every race was a big challenge and racing was very close. One could firmly say that this event has become a top priority and clear Olympic pathway for all sailing nations involved. All teams were very strong and have worked very hard towards the event.
Team Canada was represented by the best U-19 sailors of the country and we are all very proud of them because they represented their nation very well and sailing at their best. They all finished the regatta very confident of their performance, knowing they have left every drop of sweat in the course and they look forward to keep developing their skills in the sport of sailing.
Kyle Martin (Radial boys): 38th
Joel Riordan & Matthew Soosalu (29er): 22th
Julien Fougere & Henry Machum (420 boys): 29th
The ISAF Youth World Championship is a great opportunity for sailors to experience a unique and wonderful event, testing the skills of 60 nations around the globe and joining all sailors in a sportsmanship environment. I would also like to congratulate Rob Frost for doing a great job coaching and CYA for supporting the team. We'll work hard to expose more Canadian sailors to this unique experience.
Team Leader - Canadian Youth World Sailing Team