opening ceremonies

Monday, July 14, 2014(ISN)

The 44th edition of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship has been declared open by ISAF President Carlo Croce at the opening ceremony in Tavira, Portugal.

The 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds features 67 nations, an event record, with more than 360 sailors set to compete in five classes across eight events in the Algarve.

Sixty seven flag bearers and their teams paraded through Tavira towards the City Hall with local people, tourists, family and friends turning out to welcome the sailors competing at the premier youth sailing regatta.

The traditional Mixing of the Waters followed, symbolizing the collection and gathering of all the sailors from around the world. The 67 teams had brought bottles of water from lakes and seas from their home nation and poured them into a jug before the water was transferred into the Portuguese waters.

Canadians are geared up to start racing today! Here is your team roster:

RS:X Boy – Gabriel Verrier-Paquette (CVDM)
RSX: Girl – Fannie De Alcala (CVDM)
Laser Radial Girl – Ellie Shaw Ungar (RVYC)
Laser Radial Boy – Graham Harney (RVYC)
29er – Andrew Wood & Ryan Wood (RVYC)

Team Leader: Agustin Ferrario
Coach: Dominique Vallée
Coach: Chris Cowan