North Sails LOFT NEWS
TRY REGATTA CELEBRATES 13 YEARS
North Sails Supports Quebec Youth Circuit
Pointe Claire YC hosted the 13th edition of the TRY regatta this past weekend. TRY is Montreal’s stop on Federation Voile du Quebec’s youth circuit. The event hosts youth sailors in Optimist, C420, 29er, and Laser.
Sunny skies and challenging winds greeted 120 youth competitors from across Quebec, eastern Ontario and as far as New Brunswick. As usual the competitors enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere of the club. A huge number of members volunteered their time to make the event an enjoyable success. From crews at the ramps that helped speed through launching and hauling out all the competitors’ boats to crews that chopped watermelons, solved registration problems, ferried parents to watch their children race, barbecued burgers for hungry kids and coaches, and members of PCYC demonstrated utmost hospitality – which they are famous for.
On the water, Madeleine Palfreeman organized an excellent crew of race officers who managed four separate race courses through a wide variety of wind strengths and directions. With wind strengths across the board, and gusts up to 25 knots, race officers used every trick in the book to get six solid races for each fleet. A special word of thanks goes to George Stedman for his 4th year as regatta chairman. Big thanks to the whole staff for their extra hard work at this event. From the organizers of TRY, thanks to all the members for giving up acmes to parking and sharing the club with a cord of young sailors. Without the cooperation of all the members we could not host this annual youth training event with such success.