Sailors preparing for big regatta in Seattle this summer

Compass Adventure teams training for North American Youth Wave Championships

Compass Adventure Youth Teams have been practising hard for a big regatta in Seattle this summer.

2015 marks a special year for the Compass Adventure Youth Teams.

“We are in training to send the largest ever team to the North American Youth Wave Championships in Seattle,” notes coach Andrew Robinson.

“At this point there are 17 young sailors going to this prestigious event, all from the Ocean Racing Academy here in Comox. These youngsters have been training weekly from September and will be increasing the time on the water as of April until the end of June.

“When the wind picks up these are the fastest young sailors on the coast,” Robinson said. The June 25-28 regatta takes place over a four-day period. “This is a long time for kids of this age,” added Robinson. There will be 18 boats at the start line which is only two short of an Olympic lineup.

These sailors are going to have their work cut out for them for sure. The organizers in Seattle are expecting 50-plus athletes to be at this regatta so there will be a round-robin event into finals on the last day.


– Compass Adventure Ocean Racing Academy



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