Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Halifax, NS
The second day of racing for the IFDS World Championships brought blue skies, heat and shifty winds at 10-16kts. Light winds delayed racing Moving to the top of the leaderboard was Canadian Sonar team Paul Tingley, Logan Campbell & Scott Lutes with textbook sailing today, with a 3, 1, moving into the lead. Head Coach Ken Dool reiterated an important point of success in the debrief saying “it is all about the commitment to the process and commitment to what you know.” The Canadians are 5 points ahead of GBR, followed by AUS in third overall.
The SKUD team John McRoberts/Jackie Gay maintained their 4th place position while 2.4mR sailor Bruce Millar slipped back to6th overall however only 3 points behind podium position.
Canadians involved in Sail Able Nova Scotia demonstrated technology developed in this country in a fun race this evening in front of the IFDS competitors and officials. The gear is known as "sip 'n puff" because it allows quadriplegics to operate a sailboat by sipping and puffing to control the sails and rudder on a sailboat. Some people believe disabled sailing internationally should adopt this equipment to make IFDS events even more accessible.
Racing continues through until Sunday with the final day of racing and ceremonies.
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