MacDonald Sails Through Canada

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The 29er North American Championships were won by Newport Beach’s  Tyler Macdonald sailing with Mike Deady ( Menlo Park). The regatta was held In Kingston, Canada, also known as “CORK” (Canadian Olympic Regatta Kingston), which is the Olympic Sailing Center.  Fifty teams from Canada and the United States competed for the championship and 12 races were sailed, with varied winds over the four days. Macdonald and Deady won the event after sailing with a 1,1,1 finish on the last day to secure their victory.

The first day of the regatta, the only qualifying day, the breeze was 8-12 knots with gusts to 14 knots. On Day 2 the weather failed, and after four hours on the water, sailing was cancelled.  The next day the championship rounds began with light and variable breeze. On Day 4, the last day of the event, the breeze filled in early and the skiffs had their best day of sailing.

Fresh after sailing the 29er North Americans , Macdonald and Deady competed in the Olympic Class Regatta at CORK.

For this event they competed in the Olympic class skiff, the 49er, a larger, faster and more powerful version of the 29er. The regatta was sailed in medium to heavy breeze over five days of racing. This was Tyler and Mike’s first regatta sailing in this skiff and they learned a tremendous amount about the boats. After five days of sailing, they were excited to finish in the medal round, in 10th place. They look forward in competing in other 49er in other events around the world.

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