Royal Hamilton YC sharks world champs

Royal Hamilton Yacht Club captured the Shark 24 World Championship title in Robel/Muritz, Germany. Using a borrowed boat provided by the host club, skipper Keven Piper, crew Tom Nelson, and Jordin Clark secured the win after nine races and a tie breaker against Austria in the recent competition.

Skipper Keven Piper, crew Tom Nelson, and Jordin Clark (Photo: Sonya de Laat/

Skipper Keven Piper, crew Tom Nelson, and Jordin Clark (Photo: Sonya de Laat/

In Montreal, members of the Queen’s University Sailing Team captured the CICSA National Team Racing Championship for the third year in a row, right on the heels of their CICSA National Fleet Racing & Match racing Championship victories held in New York. These dominating performances predicate Queens University as the leading force in Canadian Intercollegiate sailing.

The New York Yacht Club also played host to the Laser and Radial Masters North Americans in October where Canadian Andy Roy picked up 4th overall, and Nigel Heath placed fifth overall on the Radial side of the course.

Team Henri Lloyd, led by Canadian Skipper Eric Holden, is enjoying success at the top of the leader board with a three-point lead over Great Britain after three legs of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Leg four began on Monday (Nov. 4).

CST sailor Isabella Bertold travelled overseas early in the month to compete at the 2013 Radial Women’s World Championships in Rizhao, China. Bertold sailed quite consistently and posted a personal best result of seventh, beating out the 2012 Olympic medallists and ranking an impressive fifth in the world according to ISAF standings. This accomplishment earns Isabella Bertold the recognition of Sail Canada ‘Sailor of the Month’ for the third time this year.

Sail Canada’s Sailor of the Month award acknowledges sailing achievements by Canadians involved or associated with the sport in all its forms.