Monthly Archives: July 2012

Regatta Report: Sarnia Sailfest 2012

Sarnia Sailfest 2012 was intense.  A strong and steady wind from the north gave all sailors challenging conditions and great stories.  Both days the winds built to speeds in excess of 40 km/hr (21 knots) and presented two meter swells with a confused sea-state.  Only 64% of boats on Saturday and 72% of boats on Sunday finished their final races, two boats returned to SYC over land rather than by sea, and at least one Race Committee member was sick over the side of a start boat.  The Conestoga Sailing Club were represented by Bill McLaughlin in Laser, his daughter Alexandra McLaughlin in Laser Radial, and brothers Neal and Graham Moogk-Soulis in Laser 2. (more…)