Canadian Youth Nationals came to a successful close as two Ontario Sailing Team athletes took the top male and female positions qualifying them for the Youth Sailing World Championships taking place this December in Oman. With four days of varying conditions, the team’s six athletes were in a constant battle right up to the final day. OST athlete and ABYC member, Nathan Latka’s consistent performance and unwavering focus helped him clinch the win overall, finishing 1st in the final race of the series. In the women’s fleet, OST athlete and RCYC member Annie Balasubramanian managed to battle back from a rocky start to earn a 6th place overall finish and secure the title as top Canadian female, qualifying her for Youth Worlds in December. OST and RCYC member Blair Treadwell rounds out the team’s top ten overall finishers in 4th place while achieving a personal best at this event.
Carling Davies (OST/RCYC) continually proves to be a fierce contender in the women’s field, finishing as the 3rd female, and 13th overall. Christopher Mouland (OST/TSCC) wrapped up the event in 19th and Christopher Kitson (OST/RCYC) finished in 32nd both with very strong race finishes but had to carry some higher scores due to some penalties. A huge congratulations to all competitors and a big thank you to Sail Canada, CORK and the City of Kingston for hosting another great event.