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23 July 2008

Canadian Sailing Team for Olympics

The Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) announced its sailing team of 14 for 8 events in the Summer Beijing Olympics Games (sailing events will be held at Qingdao, China). Several are favoured to win medals. Chris Cook has four consecutive top 10 finishes in the finn worlds and is ranked 10th by the International Sailing Federation: Olympics. Mike Leigh won the 2008 Semaine Olympique Francais and is ranked fifth in the world. Oskar Johansson and Kevin Stittle were second at the Tornado World Championships and are currently ranked seventh. Members of the Canadian Olympic sailing team are:
  • Finn: Chris Cook, Toronto
  • Laser: Mike Leigh, Vancouver
  • Tornado: Oskar Johansson, Toronto - Kevin Stittle, Orangeville, Ont.
  • 49er: Gordon Cook , Toronto - Ben Remocker, Vancouver
  • Radial: Lisa Ross, Halifax
  • Windsurfing: Zac Plavsic - Nikola Girke, Vancouver;
  • 470: Stephane Locas , Montreal - Oliver Bone, Beaconsfield, Que.
  • yngling: Jen Provan, Toronto - Martha Henderson, Toronto - Katie Abbott, Sarnia, Ont.

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