Canada (Sail) This Month’s Sailor Finally Adjudged

Determined and all-set, Laser Radial, and also Laser 4.7, Laser sailors got together in the venue of Lauderdale for their 1st event of the year 2019. The Yacht Club of Lauderdale in the month of January attracted more than 55 sailors of Laser, battling it out more than 10 races at the event of Lauderdale OCR, which also managed to serve as the Pan Am Canadian qualifier in the classes of Laser Radial and Laser.

The event which lasted for around 4 days brought in lots of conditions, from ways to breezy to shifty and light. Attracting lots of the development and sailing team members of the squad, Fillah Karim and Robert Davis stayed on the apex of each other throughout all the week battling to end at the Laser fleet’s top.

The final day of the event brought with it races involving high-pressure as Robert and Fillah initiated the day with a difference of only 1 point, sitting in 4th and 3rd spot respectively. And after posting a score of 4 to 8, Davis managed to switch spots with Fillah in order to secure the position as the apex Canadian, qualifying him a spot at the Pan Am games of the year 2019 in Lima of Peru.

I am very much excited to represent Canada this summer at the Games of Pan America,” said Davis. “Qualifying for this battle has been a goal which is a long term of mine, and attending this will permit me the chances to qualify for Canada for the Olympic Games of 2020.

Arriving at his individual best, Fillah also did sail a very good event and sharply kept him to the apex of the fleet throughout the whole week. “Fillah has also raised his standard exceptionally over the final year, it is great to see other sailors from Canada trying to push towards the apex of the fleet, finally raising the standard of our team,” said Davis.

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