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11 sailors compete in WAVES Regatta at RVYC

Whistler Sailing Race Team Shines at Waves Regatta


The Whistler Sailing Association (WSA) race team made a strong showing at the Waves Regatta held at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club( RVYC) on June 22-23. The team consisted of 11 dedicated sailors, with nine competing in Lasers ILCA 6 sailboats and two in Optimist sailboats.

The event began with a one-day clinic on Friday, which provided a fantastic warm-up and practice opportunity for the team. The winds on Friday were the best of the weekend, setting a promising tone for the races to follow.

Saturday brought light winds from the southeast, combined with a very strong flood tide in the afternoon. These challenging conditions resulted in many general recalls, testing the sailors' skills and patience. On Sunday, the wind shifted to the south and was notably swirly, adding another layer of complexity to the races.

Despite these conditions, the WSA team had several noteworthy performances:

  • Lira Ilyasova achieved an impressive 5th place overall finish in the ILCA 6 class.

  • Thien Do Noc secured 4th place in his age group within the white fleet.

  • Gwendolyn Spires finished 10th in the blue fleet.

  • India Becker placed 19th in the highly competitive 35-boat laser fleet.

The team's hard work, skill, and determination were evident throughout the weekend, and they represented WSA with pride and sportsmanship. Full results can be found here.

Congratulations to all the sailors for their excellent performances and for making WSA proud!

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