|2012 Farr 30 Canadian National Title|
ANDREW HAMILTON AND HIS TEAM ON "THROUGH" CLAIM2012 FARR 30 CANADIAN NATIONAL TITLE
Vancouver, BC, Canada - Sunday June 24, 2012
Eight teams from Canada and the US sailed ten races over three days on picturesque English Bay in Vancouver. Hosted by the beautiful Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, conditions ranged from moderate to light breeze and pouring rain on day one, to glorious sunshine and a stable eight to ten knot breeze on the final day of racing.
After the first day's racing, the scoring was tight with 6 of 8 boats clearly in the hunt. Canadians Andrew Hamilton (Through) and James Duess (M Power) were tied for the lead with 11 points, followed by local Fleet Captain, Richard Alban (Spiny Norman), Bruce Chan (65 Red Roses), and Dan Randolph (Nefarious) all with 17 points. Two other boats were close behind with 18 points.
On day two of racing Through found their stride and never looked back, scoring 4 consecutive bullets. Racing continued to be tight amongst the fleet providing some exciting moments downwind and at the mark roundings. After day two the fourth through fifth boats found themselves within one point of each other.
Ultimately there was no stopping the consistency of the team on Through and they rightly claimed the title of 2012 Canadian National Champion. The top three finishers were Andrew Hamilton on Through, Richard Alban sailing Spiny Norman and James Duess on M Power.
Special thanks to our gracious hosts the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, event chair Cory Wright, Sailing Director James Macdonald and Race Officer Peter Van Muyden.
Complete results and photos here: https://www.facebook.com/farr30racing