Mar 25, 2021

Talent will eventually reveal itself. Bruce Millar, a Canadian Paralympics sailor  has been working with Edge Sailing on a new jib boom and jib configuration. This month it seemed to hit a new level. Bruce took his modified 2.4 meter with a jib boom out and won the Edge Midwinters.  His scoreline was impressive, he threw out a second place finish.

The event had a range of conditions from light and lumpy to flat and gusty. The jib boom performed well in all conditions allowing “no touch” tacks and lightning fast jibes. 

Millar, a member of the Sail Canada 2020 Sailing Team, is a native of Victoria, BC. He learned to race when he was 10 years old, while growing up on Toronto Island and racing through the RCYC Junior Club. He suffered a crushed spine in the crash of a hyperlight plane but in 1999 returned to sailing. Bruce competed in the Sonar class at the 2012 Paralympic Games and 2016 Rio Paralympic Games placing 10th overall.

Midwinters2.4mR EDGE Midwinters CanAm # 3 2021
Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club |
Series Standing - 6 races scored

Regatta results last updated: Sunday, February 21, 2021 1:53:18 PM CDT

Pos,Sail, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points
1. CAN 39, Bruce Millar, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 1-1-1-[2]-1-1- ; 5   
2. USA 3, Tony Pocklington, CHYC, [2]-2-2-1-2-2- ; 9   
3. 186, John Seepe, Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, [4]-4-3-4-3-4- ; 18   
4. 5, Jordan Hand, CHYC, [5]-5-5-3-4-3- ; 20T   
5. USA 21, Matt Koblenzer, MCSC, 3-3-4-5-5-[8/DNS]- ; 20T   
6. 167, jay corcoran, cape may yc, [7]-6-6-7-6-5- ; 30   
7. 177, Kathy Breslin, None, 6-[7]-7-6-7-6- ; 32   
8. 8, Julio Reguero, EVC, [10/DNC]-10/DNC-10/DNC-10/DNC-10/DNC-10/DNC- ; 50T   
9. USA 160, Jeff Linton, Davis Island YC, [10/DNC]-10/DNC-10/DNC-10/DNC-10/DNC-10/DNC- ; 50T   


Silver medal for Andre Deseau of West Van YC

Close to 40 young Canadian sailors were in action last weekend for the Midwinters West competitions held in California.

At the ILCA-NA Midwinters West held at Marina del Rey, Andre Deseau was the top Canadian with a second-place finish in the ILCA 4 class. The athlete from West Vancouver Yacht Club had a strong last day with a 4th, 1st and 3rd position, allowing him to climb from third to second spot.