Monday, September 12, 2016

2016 Manitoba Keelboat Championship Results

This year the Manitoba Keelboat Championships were hosted by the Northern Yacht Club and based out of Northern Harbour on Lake of the Woods. Racing took place over 2 days with a total of 5 races including a drop race. A small but competitive fleet of boats took part in the regatta, making for some interesting racing and close finishes.

On Saturday, the winds were light and shifty and generally from the West. Small rain clouds moved across the course throughout the day presenting advantages to different parts of the course. There were 3 races held that day resulting in a very close competition for the top 3 spots. Kite was in the lead following the first day finishing first in 2 of the races.

The forecast for Sunday was 15 knots from the South and while it didn’t get that windy, it did fill in from the South East with gusts well over 10 knots. The heavier winds changed the dynamics across the fleet closing the gap between all boats.

The final results of the regatta are listed in the table below. The battle for first place was very close and settled by the boat with most 1st places finishes. Congratulations to the crew of Rhumb Line for their first place finish and for winning the championship!

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