Strong finish to sailing season for COSA team

Central Okanagan Sailing Association performs well at Lake Osoyoos Sailing Club regatta

The Central Okanagan Sailing Association's Gabriella Littleton was among the competitors on the COSA Race Team for the final competition of the season last weekend on Osoyoos Lake.

The Central Okanagan Sailing Association (COSA) Race Team completed the sailing season by once again posting top finishes at the Lake Osoyoos Sailing Club’s annual regatta.

The Osoyoos event marks the end of dinghy sailing in the B.C. Interior, with competitors traveling from around the Pacific Northwest to compete.

Claire Ramsey completed an amazing summer by taking first place in the Optimist White fleet, which follows on her third place finish at the Whistler regatta in August.  Claire barely beat-out COSA teammates Ian Wright and Olivier Parrott-Landry, who finished in second and third respectively.

Meanwhile, in the Laser 4.7 fleet, Cole Appleton won every race to easily earn gold in that fleet.

The Optimist Blue fleet was claimed by COSA Race Team duo, Ryan Rubadeau (1st) and Gabriella Littleton (2nd), who will also be representing Kelowna at the 2017 International Children’s Games in Lithuania next July.

The COSA Race Team also owned the podium in the large Radial fleet, with Zane Halperin beating out sisters Katherine, Alizon, and Mackenzie Littleton, who took second, third, and fifth positions.

Zane’s excellent performance in the Laser Radial fleet was enough to see him named the Overall Regatta Champion, an honour made more amazing as this was Zane’s first regatta having just transferred from the Optimist Red fleet to the Laser Radial.

COSA Head Coach, Devin Rubadeau, acknowledged that the teams’ performance at this regatta was particularly impressive.

“The COSA sailors have been training three days a week for the past four months, so it is nice to see results that echo the significant efforts contributed by each athlete.  I’m particularly impressed by the sportsmanship displayed by the more experienced team-members who provided amazing mentorship to the younger sailors from all sailing clubs.”

Rubadeau expects that the 2017 season will be even better, with a majority of the race team able to compete in the same division for the second year in a row.

 

Just Posted

Community Leader Awards: Anja Dumas

The Kelowna Capital News puts the spotlight on community leaders with annual awards

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Blowing snow, slippery sections on Okanagan Connector

Compact snow, poor visibility on Highway 97 from Pennask Summitt to Brenda Mines.

IH adds immunization clinic Sunday in Kelowna

Drop-in meningococcal vaccination clinic on today at Community Health & Services Centre

Fire crews investigating oil sheen on Penticton Creek

Fire crews are working to contain the oil from spreading

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Family suspends search for missing Alberta couple, plane near Revelstoke

Due to bad weather, families of missing Albertan couple say they will resume in the spring

Fire crews investigating oil sheen on Penticton Creek

Fire crews are working to contain the oil from spreading

UBCO prof tests software to help cancer patients

Program may help those reluctant to engage ‘tough conversations’ in advance care planning

Broken de-icer delays flights at Kelowna airport

Passengers were on board for three hours Sunday waiting for departure to Vancouver

Canadian grocers make $3M per year from penny-rounding: UBC study

Ottawa announced plans in 2012 to phase out the copper coin

Well-known Canadian bird making a comeback

Once on the brink of extinction, the peregrine falcon no longer considered at risk in Canada.

Suzuki: Shine a light during dark times

People need to remain positive despite difficult and unpredictable political climate

Most Read