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Cathy ShawCongratulations to Cathy Shaw from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron for capturing the 2013 Canadian Women's Keelboat Championship. The championship was hosted by the Bedford Basin Yacht Club and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron and held at RNSYS.

The 3 day Championship - sailed in J22s - saw 40 women from Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Ontario and Manitoba. Light breeze and sunny skies on Sunday saw the last of 9 races with the top three line up going to Cathy Shaw and team from RNSYS, 2nd place to Michele Cimon of Nepean Yacht Club and her team, and 3rd to Karen Fowler and team from BBYC.

The Sail Canada Women's Keelboat Championships are held annualy at a member club. The venue rotates around the country and is selected based on availability of a fleet of one design keelboats for use by competitors.

http://www.sailing.ca/features/racing_complete_at_womens_national_keelboat_championships/

Pictured from left; Gillian Graves, Leanne Gillis, Lynne Simmons, Cathy Shaw
Read the full story and see the results here.