The Ken Shaw Lexus 2005 North American Soling Championships, hosted by the Canadian International Soling Association and the Etobicoke Yacht Club (EYC) on Lake Ontario, Canada from 15-18 September, continues to draw more competitors' interest. Fantastic competition and a fascinating seminar promise to make this an outstanding event.
Ken Shaw Lexus, one of Canada's largest auto dealerships, has a history of supporting the Soling fleet with their past sponsorship of the 1999 North American Soling Championships at the EYC.
Several notable skippers and crew will be competing this year, including current North American, World Masters and former World Champion Bill ABBOTT (CAN), two-time Olympic medallist Hans FOGH (CAN), and former World Champion, legend and author Dr. Stuart WALKER (USA).
These veterans will no doubt be wonderful sources of knowledge for the rest of the fleet.
Dr. WALKER, always giving back to the sport, will be hosting a performance seminar for all competitors, with ABBOTT and FOGH also on the panel. This promises to be a highlight of the event.
The Regatta Co-Chairs and participants would like to thank the title sponsor Ken Shaw Lexus as well as Gul, Harken, West Marine, and Fogh Marine for their assistance with the regatta.