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The 2013 Contender Canadian Championships
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Tuesday, 31. December 2013

Link to Cork Result:  http://www.cork.org/past-results/results2013/OD/CTDTBL.HTM

 Contender sailors from Quebec, New Hampshire, Ohio and Ontario gathered at Kingston for three days in August for a very well run regatta.


 Live Free or Die representative Larry Christian took the first race in Friday’s unusual “frawg pond” conditions, light and shifty from the northeast. 

Challenged by Mike and Roger on the last, downwind leg, Larry felt both were rolling unnaturally and told them so.  It’s certainly a moral challenge

to refrain from inducing rolling, which is illegal and fast, and which both of our international coaches, Soren Andreasen and Christophe Engel,

drilled us in doing because it is so fast, while still allowing the boat to roll naturally to the extent it will, which is legal, and faster than preventing

the boat from rolling.  Absent a jury boat, it’s a matter of conscience and judgement.


The next two races on “frawg pond Friday” saw many changes of position due to the shiftiness and patchiness of the breeze.   At the end of the

day most of the fleet were quite bunched together on points.


Saturday morning began very still, with the barest of breeze from the SSW and the postponement flag draped from the flagpole.  Josh and Stephanie

were convinced that this meant it was a day for paintball, but the veteran PRO knew better and sent us out as soon as the SW thermal began to build. 

Conditions on the course were steady and moderate, perfect for “Smoothman Smits”, and he put up a couple of bullets, closing the gap on the

then-leader, Roger.  A weld on Stephanie’s trapeze harness broke during the first race, which made for an aggravating DNF, DNS, DNS for the

day – paintball would have been better. 


The thermal came in earlier for the last two races on Sunday, steady and moderate.  The Smoothman put up two more bullets.  Stephanie found a

harness somewhere and put up a very pesky and impressive 2, 4, while Roger managed to hang on to the lead with a less than smooth but

nonetheless sufficient 3, 2.


Great venue, great company, excellent RC.  We’ll be back. 


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