Debbie Kirkby (GSC) wins US Fireball Nationals Title
Debbie Kirkby (GSC) and Robert Levy (Montreal) win US Fireball National Championship Regatta at Clearwater Community Sailing Center in Florida.
"After 11 races and 1 throw out Robert and I dug deep to win by 1 point. Thanks to Pat Crump and crew Chris for pushing this right to the last race!
This is Debbie's second National Championship title THIS YEAR! The first was the Canadian Fireball Championship in July in British Columbia.
Sail Canada recognizes Glenmore Sailing Club member Chris Lemke and Team Dark Star as Helly Hansen Sailors of the Month!
View the release on Sail Canada website
Glenmore Sailing Club sailor wins division in TransPac 2017
Veteran Calgary sailor Christopher Lemke and crew won their division of the prestigious TransPac Yacht Race after 12 grinding days of sailing across the Pacific. The multinational crew included Watch Captain Brad Lawson from Denver CO, Alan Carley from Victoria BC and Andrew Nelson from Tacoma, WA (left to right).
“We’re proud to represent Calgary and the Glenmore Sailing Club on the international stage”, says Lemke. “Although we’re the smallest boat in the race, if the conditions are right we’re hoping to pull off a strong performance. The boat is made for a downwind race like this. It really takes off when we hoist that big spinnaker and start surfing those beautiful Trade Wind swells."
It was a unique and wonderful event to have 6 past winners including, Ken Tichkowsky, Robert Thompson, Jamie Cox and Debbie Kirkby all competing.
Thank you to all that made the effort to attend and contribute to a truly memorable regatta!
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