The A-YOTS (Atlantic Youth Olympic Training Seminar) and ARK Regatta, BBYC, were successes again this year. Oliver Bone, NSYA and past NS Olympic sailor was the head coach for YOTS on Thurs and Friday, and had recruited experts in each of the fleets as coaches for the 70 young sailors.
We are very grateful to our sponsors for their significant role in making ARK such a success. We especially wish to recognize The Binnacle as the regatta Gold Sponsor; Bronze sponsors included Atlantic Superstore Bedford, WC Bauld Insurance Bedford and North Sails. Chicken Burger Bedford also contributed.
Overall winner of the regatta, and recipient of the ARK trophy was Jeremy Fraser in the optimist class. He had three firsts, two seconds, and a third, and has now won the overall trophy for two consecutive years.
Laser (6 boats) : 1st Thomies Brosky (RNSYS)
2nd Karl Mithcell (LYC)
3rd Aaron Stonehouse (SMSC)
Laser Radial (23 boats): 1st Stuart Bliss (Waeg)
2nd Michael O’Connor (LYC)
3rd Greg Simms (RNSYS)
420 (19 boats): 1st Allison Surrette, Minette Murphy (RNSYS)
2nd Morgan Morash, Riley Morash (Hubbards)
3rd Max Flinn, Andrew Burns (CYC)
Optimist (32 boats): 1st Jeremy Fraser (RNSYS)
2nd Jake Megaffin (RNSYS)
3rd Spencer Dalzell (BBYC)
420 Green (11 boats): 1st Gareth Connolly, Chris Tully (CYC)
2nd Adelaide Von Kursell, Sebastian Von Kursell (RNSYS)
3rd Able Walmsley, Neil Jewers (CYC)
Opti Green (19 boats): 1st David Sapp (Waeg)
2nd Sam Watson (Waeg)
3rd Tineke Weld (BBYC)
Volunteers and staff make a big event like YOTS and ARK a success.
Happy sailing, Joan Sargeant ARK -YOTS 2011 Chair