Sail Canada Sailor of the Month
Published on February 20th, 2019
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.
Ready and determined, Laser, Laser Radial, and Laser 4.7 sailors gathered in Fort Lauderdale for their first event of 2019. The Lauderdale Yacht Club in January attracted over 55 Laser sailors, battling it out over 10 races at the Lauderdale OCR event, which also served as the Canadian Pan Am qualifier in the Laser and Laser Radial classes.
The four-day event brought in a variety of conditions, from breezy and wavy to light and shifty. Attracting many of the Canadian Sailing Team & Development Squad members, Robert Davis and Fillah Karim stayed on top of each other throughout the week fighting to finish at the top of the Laser fleet.
The last day of the event brought high-pressure racing as Fillah and Robert started the day only one point apart, sitting in 3rd and 4th respectively. Posting a 4-8, Davis switched places with Fillah to secure the spot as top Canadian, qualifying him a position at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.
“I am super excited to represent Canada this summer at the Pan American Games,” said Davis. “Qualifying for this event has been a long-term goal of mine, and attending will allow me the opportunity to qualify Canada for the 2020 Olympic Games.”
Reaching his personal best, Fillah sailed a great event and really kept to the top of the fleet throughout the entire week. “Fillah has raised his level tremendously over the last year, it’s great to see other Canadian sailors pushing towards the top of the fleet, ultimately raising the level of our team,” said Davis.
Congratulations to our Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month – Robert Davis
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.