May 17, 2023

SinC Opti African Championships 2023 400The 2023 Optimist African Championship featuring 89 young sailors from 18 countries representing six continents. Six Canadians took part in the 2023 Optimist African Championships which ended Monday, May 8, in M'DIQ in Morocco.

The best Canadian was Wyatt Gitt with a 19th position among the 89 sailors.

Here are the final results:

19. Wyatt Gitt

33. Justin Amyot

36. Matheo Menegoz

42. Kate Kanellakos

43. Sara Santimaw

51. Benjamin Port-Louis

74. Noah Macmurtry

Full results can be found HERE.



The European portion of SailGP Season 4 got underway this weekend in Saint-Tropez, France. Having hit record breaking speeds last year on the Côte d’Azur, Phil Robertson and the Canadians were looking forward to this weekend of racing, but things did not turn out as hoped. A penalty in the pre-start of race one was a precursor of what was to come, and it proved difficult for the team to recover.

A collision with Spain early on in race one set the team back and translated into eight penalty points for the event and an additional four penalty points for the season.