The annual Sail Manitoba Awards Banquet was held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Fort Whyte Alive. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our athletes, coaches, and volunteers! Congratulations to all our award winners!
Rising Star Trophy – Elly Heimbecker from Royal Lake of the Woods YC
Youth Elite Award – Jonah Friesen from Pelican YC
Most Improved Sailor Trophy – Tomas Green from Victoria Beach YC
Susan Mezaros Memorial Trophy – Lauren Burns from Black Sturgeon SC
Charles Fleming Memorial Trophy – Matthew Sauer from Falcon YC
Don Freudenberg Memorial Trophy – Anthony Clark from Pelican YC
Sailor of the Year – Mike Couture from Gimli YC
President’s Award – Phil Burns from Black Sturgeon SC
Honorary Member Award – Paul Krestanowich from West Hawk Lake YC
The 2018 Optimist Provincials were held over the July 28 & 29 weekend at the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club. Despite very light winds on both days, the Opti’s were able to get 3 races off. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who helped organize this wonderful Regatta!
Results are as follows:
15+Under Provincial Champion:
1. Kendra Penner
13+Under Provincial Champion:
1. Jonah Friesen
2. Kate Sigurdson
10+Under Provincial Champion:
1. Elly Heimbecker
2. Jaelyn Boychuk
The West Hawk Lake YC held a successful Racing Camp on July 20th-21st, followed by the Rising Star Regatta on July 22nd. Big thank you to Paul Krestanowich for organizing the event and hosting the team!
Results from the regatta are as follows:
1st – Linus Schweizer
2nd – Matthew Sauer
3rd – Tomas Green
1st – Jonah Friesen
2nd – Jon Melsted
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