17th July 2007
July 17th was the lay day for this year’s Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships. Luckily, the forecast for the day -which was originally predicted to be rain- turned out to be wrong!
Sailors and coaches had many options to pursue during the day off. First thing, there was a Tai Chi demonstration led by the Taoist Society. Thereafter, participants were transported to downtown Kingston to enjoy a lunch at a local establishment and check out the limestone city’s tourist attractions. Thanks to Tourism Kingston, all athletes, coaches and volunteers obtained discounts for many Kingston attractions including Fort Henry, 1000 Island Cruises, Confederation Trolley Tours and White Mountain Ice Cream store.
In the afternoon, participants enjoyed a variety of activities at the Kingston Family Fun World, the Landings Golf Club and the Cataraqui Creek Conservation area. The Brigantine St Lawrence II provided two trips out on Lake Ontario enjoyed by both athletes and volunteers alike.
The Kingston Yacht Club was host to a fantastic volunteer lunch which was followed by an opportunity for folks to try out model boat racing during the afternoon!!
At the end of the day, back at St Lawrence College, the ISAF Coach Jim Saltonstall led the RSX d-brief from sailing on July 16th.
The racing now continues!