Conestoga Sailing Club sailors win the Wayfarer North American Championship


The CWA North American championship trophy returns to Conestoga Sailing Club after 50+ years’ absence as Leo & Joanne Van Kampen score spectacular four-race sweep in very tricky conditions on Toronto’s Humber Bay.

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“We read the wind right, we got great starts in clear air, our sails behaved really well and our boat handling when flawlessly, everything just came together this time” said Leo when asked about what went to well.   “It was a wonderful experience” added Joanne.

Leo and Joanne’s first introduction into sailing started when Joanne gave Leo sailing lessons at the Conestoga Sailing Club about 15 years ago, and they got the bug.

“Joanne and I got the bug” says Leo,   “We started with lessons on the club’s Wayfarer, and just went from there.  The basics of sailing for easy to learn, and there is always something to learn and get better at”.

“We first sailed the club boats and then bought our own and started racing in regattas and participating in rallies around the province, and it grew from there” says Joanne.

Congratulations for Leo and Joanne.