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Blackmore & 'Makai' sweep awards at Nelson Cup Regatta

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
May 17th, 2013

Strategy played a big part for Jay Blackmore in winning the overall prize at the Nelson Cup Regatta this past weekend on Kootenay Lake near Nelson.

Blackmore, sailing SJ30 “Makai”, edged out Carrie Fitzsimmon to claim the overall prize and the B-Fleet Division.

Fitzsimmon was sailing the SJ28 “Joanna”.

Third place was Roger Higgins on his J24 “Current Sea”.

In the A Fleet category, Craig Berg sailing Rocket 22 “Wicked” nipped Jo Raeburn on J29 “Orbit and Rick Belfry sailing Antrim 27 “Line Drive” in third.

Winds during Saturday ranged from three to 10 knots allowing for some stiff competition in all three divisions.

Sunday, winds died down which challenged all the skippers.

Winner of the Laser (dinghy) event held on Saturday at Lakeside Park was Ian Deane. In second place were Kaden and Kenneth Ellis while Kye Gyre took third.

A total of 14 boats and about 60 sailors from the Kootenay and Okanagan regions took part during the weekend.

Organizers of the would like to thanks some of the sponsors, including, Nelson Toyota, Hume Hotel, NBC, Hellman Canoes, West Kootenay Fire Safety, Captain Eric’s Boat Repair  as well as many others.

 

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