Sail Canada Sailor of the Month

Published on October 25th, 2018

Sail Canada’s Sailor of the Month award acknowledges sailing achievements by Canadians involved or associated with the sport in all its forms. Here is the latest recipient.


It has been a great couple of months for the new RS Venture Connect duo, John McRoberts & Scott Lutes. With a top finish back in June at the 16th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and the 2018 U.S. Para Sailing Championships, the sailors were ready to give it their all at the 2018 World Sailing Para World Championships.

Taking place September 16-22 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the event gathered 98 sailors from 39 nations ready to hit the water and compete against some of the best in the world. In a first for the Para World Sailing Championships, the RS Venture Connect adopted a ‘winner-takes-all’ final race.

Sailors were assigned different boats each evening, making the first race of the day a bit challenging as every boat has its differences. “Although they’re the same there’s always a few things which are different and that was quite nice,” said Lutes.

Securing a spot in the final, the CST athletes competed against the top four teams within the fleet. After a full day of racing, the duo earned a spot on the podium claiming the bronze medal. “It was a challenging week on many levels, it wasn’t what we hoped for, but it was a pleasure sailing with Scott and working with Ken Dool,” said McRoberts. “Couldn’t have done it without them.”

Congratulation to the Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month – John McRoberts & Scott Lutes
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Sail Canada’s Sailor of the Month award acknowledges sailing achievements by Canadians involved or associated with the sport in all its forms. Sail Canada encourages the submission of noteworthy Canadian sailing activities to sailorofthemonth@sailing.ca.

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