Opti Canadians Wraps up in Squamish

The West Vancouver Yacht Club and Squamish Yacht Club co-hosted the 2018 Opti Canadians in Squamish.  There was a little bit of everything for wind and weather conditions, from light winds to usual Squamish thermals.  There was even a start delay due to an orca on the race course!  Unfortunately one fleet racing day and the team racing day were cancelled due to air quality concerns from smoke due to the wildfires burning across BC.

BC athletes had a great event in the 92-boat championship fleet, and green sailors had a great experience at their first big event.  41 BC opti sailors competed at the event!

Top BC results:

5th Red, 6th Overall – Kelley Poole – Royal Victoria Yacht Club
10th Overall, 2nd Girl – Grace Poole – Royal Victoria Yacht Club
14th Overall – Marco Rossi – Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Kits Yacht Club

See the full results on the regatta website.

Looking for photos of the event?  Check out the Canadian Optimist Dinghy Association Facebook Page!