Canadian Championship/Ontario Open


Conditions on Guelph Lake were ideal over the weekend for the Canadian Snipe Championship/Ontario Open.   Day one was breezy, with gusts topping 25 knots. Over the course of the first three races, the ten boat fleet was reduced to five,  as several dramatic capsizes, gear failures, minor injuries, and general mayhem ensued. PRO Irene McNeill sent the fleet in for the day as the breeze continued to build into the late afternoon.

Coming out of the first day, lone Americans Andy Klein and Kerry O’Brien led the standings with consistent first and second place finishes, and three Canadian boats were tied for second spot and the national title: Julian Inglis and Rachel Oktem, Harri Palm and Molly Kurvink, and Chris Hains and Barbara Mann.

Much steak and salmon was consumed, and more than a few participants were seen lying in the grass stretching out sore muscles and trying to recover.

Day 2 saw a diminished 10 -12 knot North Westerly that still packed a few surprise punches and kept crews on their toes. Klein and O’Brien continued to dominate, and Palm and Kurvink pulled ahead of the rest of the Canadians through the day with consistently strong finishes and a very quick capsize recovery in the 6th race. After seven races, Klein and O’Brien won the regatta and took home the coveted Ontario Open Trophy, Palm and Kurvink were crowned Canadian Champions.

Junior Skippers Bridget Walsh, Simon Miley and Owen Durocher battled for the Canadian Junior title with the Miley brothers, Simon and Gordon, taking the Howie Richards trophy.

See  results. And more photos of the event.

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Day 1 Canadians/Ontario Open results

Provisional results for first day of racing day 1

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Canadian Snipe Championships next weekend

Earlybird Registration extended till Monday 27th of June. Register now and save yourself 15 bucks.

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Diminich & Santos are the WH&O Champions

see results

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Diminich leading WH&O’s with one day left

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Go Edgar!

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Harri Palm takes the 2016 Palm D’or

After two days of great racing on Guelph lake,  Harri Palm took home the prestigious Palm D’or trophy. In second Place Gord Richards ad Ryan Perry and Julian Inglis and Nathan Poulton in third. Top Junior was Leo Arseneault and Simon Miley.

The first day was a classic light and shifty Guelph Lake day, and day two gave us a little more breeze so we could all dust off the hiking muscles after a long winter. All in all it was two full days fantastic tightly contested  racing. The level of competition throughout the entire Guelph lake fleet has improved considerably over last year and it’s great to see everybody getting faster.

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Palm D’or this weekend

The Palm D’or regatta is happening  this weekend on Guleph Lake.

Registration: Saturday Morning May 28th From 8-9:30.

Saturday: First Gun at 11.

Sunday: First gun at 10:30.

Please register in advance so that we know who is coming. You Don’t need to pay in advance. We aim to break even and so the registration will depend on entries. We will confirm registration fees on Saturday.

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