The 2018 Para World Sailing Championships wrapped up September 22 at the Sheboygan Yacht Club in Sheboygan

Para World Sailing Championships

Oct 11, 2018

The 2018 Para World Sailing Championships wrapped up September 22 at the Sheboygan Yacht Club in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The week of sailing brought in various conditions, . The para sailors were able to complete their races, taking some of our CST athletes into the medals races on Saturday. 
 
While John McRoberts and Scott Lutes qualified for the final of the RS Venture Connect two days prior, the sailors we’re ready to compete on Saturday morning. After a full day of racing, the duo earned a spot on the podium claiming the bronze medal. John comments on their result, “It was a challenging week on many levels, it wasn’t what we hoped for, but it was a pleasure sailing with Scott and working with Ken Dool! Couldn’t of done it without them”
 
In the 2.4mR, CST members Bruce Millar and Paul Tingley stayed within the top 10 during the week, earning their spot in the medal races. Competing with some of the best, Bruce finished 8th overall followed by teammate Paul who came in 9th.
 
Here are our Paralympians and CST members that attended the event:

2.4mR
Paul Tingley (RNSYS)
Bruce Millar (RVYC)
Jackie Gay (RVYC)
 
RS Venture Connect
John McRoberts (RVYC) & Scott Lutes (LYC)
 
Canadian athletes that competed in the 2.4mR
Krystle Shewchuk (Black strap sailing club)
Joseph Gerlinsky (BCS)
Christine Lavallee (NSC)
Siobhan MacDonald (Sail Mabou)
Delani Hulme-Lawrence (RVYC)
Peter Eagar (National YC)

Results can be found here

Related Articles


Jeanneau Yachts 55

Throw away the box, this is some fresh thinking

Seemingly part sailboat and part spaceship, the new Jeanneau Yachts 55 just busted through the boundaries of traditional yacht design. I couldn’t take my eyes off the bubble hardtop that met me at the dock and I stepped aboard with trepidation. A few hours later, I was planning how to spend my not-yet-won lottery winnings.

Read More


Destinations

Paving the Way to Cleaner Boating – How a Commitment to Reducing our Environmental Impact is Inspiring Cleaner Boating in Ontario

By Dave Rozycki

Over the past seven decades, Ontario’s marina industry has developed alongside some of Canada’s largest freshwater lakes. Boaters have been able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and create lasting memories on the water, with certain marinas dating back to the 1960s. As we reflect on this rich history, we can begin to see trends in how our footprint may have had an effect on the environment, in not-so-positive ways. However, by embracing innovative solutions and adopting sustainable practices, both marinas and boaters hold the key to preserving and enhancing the quality of our lakes and marine life for generations to come.

Read More