Sunday, July 12, 2015

From Kingstown to Kingston

Post from Paul Keane at Laser Master Worlds in Kingston, Canada

It's easy to understand how Kingston was chosen as the Sailing Venue for the 1976 Montreal Olympics. It is simply an idyllic venue for a sailing event. Wind, pleasant weather, slips and space to rig, that's what dinghy sailors need and in Kingston there is an abundance of everything.

We've just completed day 1 of the racing and it was another perfect day for sailing Lasers. Sure, some of the tougher guys want more breeze but 8-12kts is a great leveller that allows everyone to sail well.

Tomorrow and Tuesday they're forecasting more of the same, then a northerly hits on Wednesday which is happily diaried as a lay day (assuming we get out full race schedule in). You couldn't script it. Racing continues on Thurs and we finish up on Saturday.

Kingston Town is picture perfect, the locals are amazingly friendly and you can swim in the lake before and after sailing.

If any fellow sailors reading this get an invitation or an opportunity to visit Canada in the Summer, take it.

If you're an ice boat sailor, the Winter might be more up your alley.


Results here:

Also sailing are Kevin Currirer from Ballyholme YC in Standard Masters Division and Denis O'Sullivan in the Radial Purple Division - those guys are 75yrs+
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