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27 October 2007

Canadian Scullers win Singles Titles

Malcolm Howard and Darcy Marquardt won the men’s and women’s singles championship at the 43rd Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts. Darcy Marquardt is well known for her speed in the women’s pair. In women’s eight, the United States bested Canada's national team boat stroked by Buffy Williams by 13 seconds in perfect weather. The United States also won the men’s eight. [Results]

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26 October 2007

Nova Scotia win race in leg 2 of Clipper 07-08 Yacht Race

The Nova Scotia team, led by skipper Rob McInally crossed the line first in Race 3 in the second leg of the Clipper 07-08 Round the World Yacht Race. The Canadian win along the Brazil coast gives them 3rd place. Leg 1 included a 25-day race from France to Brazil. Ten boats are currently racing to South Africa, expected to arrive Nov. 17. The 7th and final leg stops in Halifax July 2008 en route from Jamaica, to New York, Ireland, and England. [News | Live coverage | Canadian Boat Shows & Events]

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5 October 2007

Canadian Dragon boat team win 23 Gold

Canadian Dragon Boat teams have returned from the 8th world Dragon Boat Racing Championship (IDBF) in Australia with 23 out of 38 gold medals, and topped the medal totals. Canadian teams won 5 of 7 gold in the Premier Open Championships against 8 other countries, 16 gold out of 19 in the Senior & Grand Dragons IDBF Championships against Australia, Germany and the United States. The Junior Dragon Boat team won 2 golds. They were impressed by the sportmanship shown - the German team waved Canadian flags and Australian children put maple leaf tattoos on their foreheads. Canada had top medal totals in the three categories. Also, The IDBF has awarded Honorary membership to Paul Henderson of Canada for outstanding service to Dragon Boat sport. [International Dragon Boat Federation | World Dragon Boat Racing Championship 2007]

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3 October 2007

Canadian Men win World Rowing Title

The Canadian men's eight rowing team won the gold medal at the FISA World Championships in Munich, Germany on September 4. The members are Kyle Hamilton (Richmond, BC), Adam Kreek (London, ON), Dominic Seiterle (Victoria, BC), Malcolm Howard (Victoria, BC), Jake Wetzel (Saskatoon, Sask.), Byrnes (Toronto, ON), Ben Rutledge (Cranbrook, BC), Kevin Light (Sidney, BC), and coxswain Brian Price (Belleville, ON).
The Canadian lightweight men's four did qualify for the Olympics, by finishing fourth: Liam Parsons (Thunder Bay, ON), Mike Lewis (Victoria, BC), Jon Beare (Toronto, ON), and Iain Brambell (Victoria, BC). The women's quad of Anna-Marie de Zwager (Victoria, BC) Krista Guloien (Port Moody, BC), Janine Hanson (Winnipeg, MB) and Rachelle de Jong (Regina, SK) was fifth overall with a time was 6:40.37 and qualified a spot in the Olympics.

Canada picked up four medals - men's eight, lightweight women's single (bronze), coxed pair (bronzed) and the adaptive mixed coxed four (bronze), and qualified five boats for the Olympics at this regatta.

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