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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.
The 2018 season is around the corner and we are excited to hit the water. As part of our pre-season prep the sailing team and parents got to sit down with registered dietitian Michelle Leaf for some updated competition and hydration information.
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Sail Manitoba Presents the 3rd Annual High School Sailing League
Sail Manitoba is currently looking for students in grades 9 to 12 to participate in a 4 week sailing league followed by the High School Championships at the Winnipeg Sailing Centre at Fort Whyte Alive.
The athletes will meet once per week between May 28th and June 20th to participate in 4-5 races per night. The top three boats from each group move on to the championship races. Each high school is permitted one entry consisting of two athletes. Ideally, teams should have one experienced sailor and one beginner sailor in the boat. The cost is $80.00 per team.
Date: Mondays, May 28th, June 4th, 11th, 18th
Date: Wednesdays, May 30th, June 6th, 13th, 20th
Manitoba High School Championships
Date: Monday, June 25th & Wednesday June 27th
For more information, go to: http://sailmanitoba.com/lesson/high-school-sailing-league/
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Over the weekend at the Sail Canada Awards in Toronto, Brigitte Smutny was honored as the 2017 Coach of the Year for her dedication and commitment to our sport and for inspiring young sailors all across the province.
The Kingston City Regatta of the Year Award went to the Canada Summer Games Sailing Committee for hosting an outstanding regatta at the Gimli Yacht Club. Kevin Stewart proudly accepted this award on their behalf.
Congratulations to you both!
Honorary Member – Tannis Leach, RLWYC
President’s Award – Paterson Family, RLWYC
Sailor of the Year – Kayden Polachek, Gimli YC
Don Freudenberg – Bryson Foy, Winnipeg SC
Charles Fleming Trophy – Hunter and Bryce Kristjansson, RLWYC
Susan Meszaros Trophy – Sara Telles Langdon and Katie Sauer, Falcon YC
Most Improved Sailor – Matt Sauer, Falcon YC
Youth Elite Award – Linus Schweizer, WSC
Rising Star – Lauren Burns, Black Sturgeon SC
Opti Grand Prix – Tomas Green, VBYC
The Sail Manitoba hiring committee of Liz Kristjansson, Ryan Van Berkel, and Paul Krestanowich as well as Tannis Leach, Dave Langdon and Brigitte Smutny in an advisory capacity, have concluded the job search and interviews this past week and we introduce with great pleasure the new half time Executive Director, effective March 1, 2018, and full time Technical Director/Head Coach, effective April 1, 2018. Many of you are familiar with both candidates and know of their contributions to our sailing community. Brigitte will be leaving on March 31, 2018 and the remaining months will guarantee a smooth transition. Please welcome:
Katja Smutny as Executive Director and
Shelby Williams as Technical Director & Head Coach
If you like racing you will be interested in this ‘Sweet Deal’. The Carrera 290 is unbeatable in light wind and a ton of fun and a bit more challenging in heavy wind. Ideal for a consortium of 6-8 people, who would like to do Wednesday night racing at Gimli YC and race at all the other keelboat regattas in the province (comes with trailer). For sale for $9000. For more information click here. If you are interested contact us.
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Winnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6
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