June 14, 2018

Rob Butler and TeamIt’s been a busy month for the Touch2Play team, competing in Les Voiles de St Barth at the beginning of April (14th-20th), followed by the Antigua Sailing Week (April 28th - May 4th), the crew has been giving it their all.

The team lead by Rob Butler from the Collingwood Yacht Club, comprises a crew of nine sailors, including Canadians Peter Berridge, Troy Farncombe, and Ken I’Anson.

Racing on a Reflex 38, the Canadians, Americans and Trinidadian raced against strong international competition and through some challenging weather. This did not stop the crew from placing 3rd overall in both events.

Touch2Play

Results can be found here for Les Voiles de St Barth and here for the Antigua Sailing Week.

Sail Canada’s Sailor of the Month award acknowledges sailing achievements by Canadians involved or associated with the sport in all its forms.

- Sail Canada

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