Friday, June 27, 2014

Toronto Hospice Regatta A Symphony of Sails

J/80 sailing off Toronto, Canada STAMPEDE Wins J/22 Provincials
(Toronto, ONT)- This year’s Redpath Toronto Area Hospice Regatta was again hosted by the National Yacht Club along the beautiful Toronto waterfront.  An excellent turnout of 46 boats not only assured the Toronto Area Hospice excellent fund-raising but also fun competition and camaraderie amongst the sailors in the six fleets in attendance.  The event also marked the J/22 Ontario Provincial Championship.

J/80 sailboats- sailing off Toronto, CanadaThe sailors were blessed with three straight days of good weather and light to moderate winds.  Taking advantage of their light-air speed was Jeff Love’s crew aboard the J/22 STAMPEDE.  Starting off with three bullets, the “Stampeders” never looked back, amassing three more bullets and a third on their way to a convincing win in the J/22 Provincials, counting just nine pts in seven races!  Behind them in second place was Stephen Jones, counting a 2-2-6-1-3-3-2 for 19 pts and in third was Geoff Bayne’s crew on THREE’S COMPANY scoring a 9-3-3-2-2-4-3 for 26 pts total.  The balance of the top five was taken by Oleg Koubrak’s BESS in 4th and David Doyle’s INNOCENT BYSTANDER in 5th.

The J/70s and J/80s sailed in a combined fleet with Bart Smit’s J/80 NAUTICAL SYMPHONY taking the honors with a total of 12 pts after eight races.  Second was Scott Weakley’s J/70 REX with 20 pts and third was Lawrence Alexander’s J/80 JIGGERS.  Fourth was Ali Bilgen’s J/70 ICE-3 and fifth was Eric Jacob’s J/80 UQILAJUQ.   For more Toronto Hospice Regatta sailing information