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CANADIAN CHAMPS 

- DAVID ALLSEBROOK (3rd), PETER VAN ROSSEM (1st), TOM DABROWSKY (2nd)"

PHOTO BY: LANA BUTLER

CRYA Soling 1M Canadian Championship - 2000

 By Keith Rodgers

Friday, June 23rd was a beautiful day as contestants arrived for the annual Soling 1M Trophy races. Yachts were certified at the site of the races in East Humber Park, the regular sailing pond of the Metro Marine Modellers of Toronto. There was a good breeze blowing and several sailors were trying out their yachts. Competitors came from as far away as Halifax and Colorado. The number of competitors was larger than the last 3 years, including a number of new names and many veterans. Saturday's weather forecast included high winds, rain and thunderstorms, but the rain held off until after the races were completed. The day was overcast. Competitors had to wait for cat's paws, intermittent wind streaks and "holes" with great anticipation (!). Half the fleet raced at a time with a matrix mix for each race. Twenty races (ten for each competitor) were completed on the first day by sailing through lunch to 4 pm. A leading group had tightly bunched scores by the end of the first day. Sunday, in contrast with the forecast again, was bright and sunny. Winds were more sprightly, but still capricious as they dodged between upwind obstacles - trees and hills. At one point in the day the wind direction shifted 180 degrees in the middle of a race. The racecourse had to be altered several times. Mike Gibbon and his wife hosted a marvelous outdoor BBQ dinner for competitors and their partners on Saturday evening following an intense rainfall that punctuated the end of racing that day. A very competent race committee administered the Regatta. The affair was organized by Mike Gibbon, and Ray Davidson was the Race Director. Both were assisted by several members of the Metro Marine Modellers - Sail Division. The committee's Work was praised and they were thanked by all. The trophy was taken home by Peter Van Rossem, last year's winner. Second place went to Tom Dabrowsky who had won in 1997 and 1998. Tom was sailing a new yacht which he had just finished building before he left Colorado. Third place was taken by David Allesbrook - always a formidable competitor. It's remarkable that there are so many very experienced sailors who compete in the Soling 1M class - a class characterized by the kit manufacturer as a "novice" Class. A stable, one-design class that is affordable and easily transported is very attractive. Consistent sailing skill is paramount and new sailors have the opportunity to compete with the more experienced yachtsmen.

SOLING ONE METER CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA

JUNE 24TH & 25TH, 2000

FINAL RESULTS

POSITION NAME TOTAL POINTS
1 PETER VAN ROSSEM 19.75
2 TOM DABROWSKY 26.50
3 DAVID ALLSEBROOK 33.50
4 ASHLEY MARSHALL 44.00
5 PETER LEVETTE 44.75
6 CHARLIE MANN 45.25
7 TERRY DOBLE 46.00
8 KEITH RODGERS 51.00
9 LARRY VOTARY 56.75
10 BEN COLENBRANDER 59.50
11 JIM GODDARD 62.00
12 RAY JORDAN 77.00
13 DICK STANFORD 81.00
14 NATASHA VOTARY 90.00
15 LANA BUTLER 103.00
16 BILL GLOVER 104.00
17 ALF COCKBURN 106.00
18 GORDON GRIMES 113.00
19 NORM PATT RETIRED-10 RACES
20 SONNY COCKBURN RETIRED-12 RACES

 

 

 

 

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