A fantastic event hosted by Royal Lake of the Woods YC came to an end on Sunday, July 16. Everything played out well with sunny and warm weather and a constant breeze between 9-15 knots. The club has an abundance of friendly and dedicated volunteers who billeted and fed the athletes and made sure, they were driven from the island to their cottages in the morning and the evening. There is a reason that Lake of the Woods is called ‘The Best Kept Secret Ever’!
This event was also the Laser District 4 Championship and the Alumni Cup Regatta. Congratulations to the winners in the Laser Kayden Polachek, in the Radial James Thompson, 18&under Radial Linus Schweizer and to Mike Couture who took home the Alumni Cup.
Winners at Sail West were Michael Pacak in the Opti green fleet, Tomas Green in the Opti, Peter Magnus in the Bic, Joe Gerlinsky in the 2.4, Tanja Smutny in the Europe, James Thompson in the Radial, Kayden Polachek in the Laser, Geoff Konantz and Connor Stewart in the 420, John Nicolls and James Heimbecker in the Feva and Katja Smutny and Rob Ewanchuk in the 29er class.