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2019 CORK OCR / SAIL CANADA SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

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2019 CORK OCR / SAIL CANADA SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Getting a good start. In the center of the photo here - 215019.

Getting a good start. In the center of the photo here - 215019.

I finished up the summer regatta season with a 9th place finish at CORK OCR / Sail Canada Senior Championships. I was ecstatic to be sailing back in Canada on fresh water and in reasonable temperatures. A trying 4 days saw all sorts of conditions from light to heavy winds. While I was disappointed with my finish due to my inconsistency in results I managed to have another regatta with consistently strong starts. While unsatisfied I recognize my improvement from 12th place last year and have identified more areas for improvement on my journey to the top.

I am really grateful for the support from everyone to pursue my lofty goals, especially my parents who were on the water watching and mum managed to get some great photos as always!

Keeping good company upwind. Just to leeward of me in this shot is fellow Canadian Sailing Development Squad teammate and winner of the regatta Luke Ruitenberg (214514).

Keeping good company upwind. Just to leeward of me in this shot is fellow Canadian Sailing Development Squad teammate and winner of the regatta Luke Ruitenberg (214514).

Next up I’m staying in Kingston while I prepare for U21 Worlds this fall.

2019 CORK OCR RESULTS
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APPOINTMENT TO THE CANADIAN SAILING DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

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APPOINTMENT TO THE CANADIAN SAILING DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

It is with great pleasure that I share Sail Canada’s recent announcement.

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Friday, July 26th, 2019 - Kingston, ON

Sail Canada is proud to announce that Noah Collinson and Liam Bruce have been named to the 2019 Canadian Sailing Development Squad.

Liam and Noah have been identified by Sail Canada as athletes with potential for success for the 2024 Olympic Quad and their recent results at the International Kiel Regatta and the 2019 Laser North American Championships have qualified them to the Development Squad.
— SAIL CANADA

As a member of the Canadian Sailing Development Squad I will now have access to additional coaching and training partners. Joining the national sailing team is another key step in my continuing progress towards the goal of representing Canada at the 2024 Olympics. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow Ontario Sailing teammates, my coach Chris Cowan, my parents and my loyal supporters for their help in achieving this milestone!

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The 2019 Laser Under 21 Regatta in Split Croatia - October 26 - November 2nd is my next peak event. If you are considering making a contribution - know that any amount towards covering off my expenses to get to Croatia would be greatly appreciated. Click the link below to see my fundraising efforts to date.

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SAIL CANADA TRAINING CAMP - OAKCLIFF SAILING CENTER

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SAIL CANADA TRAINING CAMP - OAKCLIFF SAILING CENTER

Earlier this month I was fortunate to have the opportunity to join the Sail Canada Team camp at the Oakcliff Sailing Center in Oyster Bay, New York. We spent 4 days in close quarters with dorm style living for 40 people. This was an awesome opportunity to be around more senior athletes who are years ahead of me in terms of experience. Getting an up close look at what they are doing day in, day out and their advice was invaluable. One piece that really stuck with me is that you need to put in work at the next level above where you currently are, not where you are now. At this camp we spent 3 days sailing and had a fitness test. I was disappointed with my scores in comparison to my previous tests but did finally break the 7 min mark on the 2k row test. I set a personal best of 6:59 but I know there is still significant room for improvement.

Lots of support from the team! Photo credit: Ken Dool

Lots of support from the team!
Photo credit: Ken Dool

I will be continuing to increase my training load and focusing on my fitness in the lead up to my important winter events in Florida this January. In the meantime I am currently in Clearwater, Florida for a short training camp and then on to St. Petersburg, Florida to compete in the District 13 Laser Championships December 1-2.  

Results for D13’s should be available here once racing starts.



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