2011 CORK Fall Regatta and Great Lakes Championships Results



After a full weekend of racing, the 2011 Cork Fall Regatta and Great Lakes Championships has come to a close.

After a total of five races in the Laser fleet, local sailor and Canadian national team sailor, Robert Davis from the Kingston Yacht Club is the new Great Lakes Champion ahead of fellow Queen’s engineering students, Evert McLaughlin and Matthew Ryder (Toronto, Ontario). The overall winner and Great Lakes Champion of the Laser Radial class is Malcolm Lamphere (Lake Forest Illinois). Kingston sailor Hugh Macrae (Kingston Yacht Club) was second and Drake Lyon from (Grosse Point, Michigan) was third.

Winner of the 49er fleet is Gordon Cook (Toronto, Ontario) and Trevor Parekh (Montreal, Quebec), with Rob Frost and Tom Arbuckle (Ottawa, Ontario) in second and Michael Brodeur and Thomas Carlton from (Montreal, Quebec). The 29er fleet was dominated by all female teams, with Lauren Laventure and Emily Tsang (Montreal, Quebec) winning ahead of Linor Berezin and Katherine McEwen (Toronto, Ontario) and Frederique Tougas and Florence Pepins-Delhaes (Montreal, Quebec).

The Contender class champion is Roger Martin ahead of Michael Smits and Peter Hale, all from Toronto. The young sailors the Optimist class had Justin Vittecoq (Montreal, Quebec) as the overall winner ahead of Owen McNeil and Georgia Stein (Toronto, Ontario).

In the 420 fleet the overall winners were local Kingston Yacht Club sailors Berg Ellemers and Ali Ten Hove ahead of Adam MacDonald and Rhys Cameron (Buffalo Canoe Club) and Kevin Wiersma and Evan DePaul (Hamilton, Ontario).

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to the organizers and all the volunteers for running a great regatta.

Pictures and complete results are on the CORK website www.cork.org

by Cory Quaresma

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