Thursday, June 30, 2011
(Kingston, ON- June 30, 2011) - Qualifiers are complete and entry lists have been published for the London 2012 Olympic Test Event. Canada will be among sixty-six nations and 460 sailors registered to compete at the Weymouth & Portland International Regatta from July 31-Aug 14. This event is intended to simulate many aspects of the Olympic Games and prepare athletes and support staff for the real deal just over one year away.
CYA is pleased to announce the following sailors have qualified to representing Canada.
Star: Richard Clarke (RVicYC) & Tyler Bjorn (RStLYC)
Laser: David Wright (RCYC)
Radial: Isabella Bertold (RVYC)
RSX W: Nikola Girke (RVYC)
RSX M: Zac Plavsic (RVYC)
Finn: Greg Douglas (RCYC)
49er: Gordon Cook (RCYC) & Hunter Lowden (RVYC)
470 Men: Luke Ramsay (RVYC) & Mike Leigh (RVYC)
470 Women: Dana Archibald (RNSYS) & Karen Dexter (RNSYS)
The coaching team to include: Ken Dool (CYA), Erik Stibbe (CYA), Steve Mitchell (CYA), Kevin Black (RVYC), Kevin Stittle (RCYC), & Jason Rhodes. Additional support team members include: Athletic therapist, Alicia Crelinsten (CSC-ON), Sport Psychologist, Colin Guthrie (CSC-Atl), Meteorologist, Eric Holden, and communications liaison, Colleen Coderre (CYA).
For more information, please contact:
Canadian Yachting Association
613-545-3044 ext. 106