The 2019 Richardson Regatta will be held on Saturday July 27th and Sunday July 28th at the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club. The Notice of Race is now available.
Calling all instructors and instructor candidates for the 2019 CANSail Instructor Clinic!
Sail Manitoba will be hosting its annual CANSail instructor clinic on Monday June 24th to Friday June 28th at the Sport 4 Life Centre and at the Winnipeg Sailing Centre! The clinic will cover the Sail Canada Fundamentals, Coach Boat Safety, and CANSail Technical components. Please ensure you have the proper pre-requisites prior to registration. See instructor page for more details.
Master sailors – mark your calendars! Every Monday evening starting on June 24th, the Gimli Yacht Club will be hosting a Master Laser training session from 6:00-8:00 pm to help prepare master sailors for the upcoming Master Canadians in August.
The Notice of Race for the 2019 Laser Canadian Masters Championships can be found here!
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
The high school league has wrapped up, and after 6 races that took place on a very hot and light wind day on Wednesday June 27th, the final results are as follows:
1. Westwood Collegiate – Kayden Polachek and Randi Roy
2. Kelvin High School – Quinn Anderson and Gabe Odowichuk
2. Balmoral Hall – Lauren Burns and Sophie Delaquis
Congratulations to all participants on a job well done!
The High School League racers got to compete for the Buffalo Cup on Wednesday June 6th, 2018 at the Winnipeg Sailing Center. Great wind, weather and racing! The results are as follows Kayden & Randi in 1st, Quinn and Gabe in 2nd, and Evan and Riley in 3rd.
As a new component to provincial team participation, this past Saturday the sailing team got their butts kicked by the Sport for Life Performance Center training staff during baseline fitness testing! Great work done by all, and we can’t wait to get back into the gym in October to see how much we have improved.
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