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Volvo GHYRA Regatta Week 2013 results announced

Inaugural Volvo trophy presented to Ed and Alison Thompson

 

TORONTO, ON (July 16, 2013) - Volvo Canada is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Volvo GHYRA Regatta Week are Ed and Alison Thompson from the boat Wild Thing Untamed.

 

Volvo dealerships of Oakville and Hamilton signed on as the title sponsor of this year's event, featuring vehicle displays, offering evening shuttle service and sponsoring the inaugural Volvo trophy to be given out to the overall winner of Volvo GHYRA Regatta Week every year. The award was presented by Brad Painter, VP of Marketing for Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. and John Martins, dealer principal at both Volvo of Oakville and Hamilton Volvo.

 

"I'd like to extend my congratulations to both Ed and Alison on being the overall winners of

Volvo GHYRA Regatta Week 2013," Says Brad Painter, VP of Marketing, Volvo Cars of Canada Corp., "They overcame unpredictable and varied conditions over the course of the week against a vast group of worthy competitors."

 

Sixty sailboats crewed by over 200 members from several yacht clubs making up the Golden Horseshoe Yacht Racing Association competed from July 6th to July 11th in western Lake Ontario. Competitors were divided into racing and cruising classes with the former further separated into full sail and no full sail categories.

 

"After six hard days of sailboat racing and socializing amongst a group of people who were competitive, fair and fun, we were flattered to win the inaugural Volvo trophy for the overall winning boat," says Ed Thompson, winner of the overall Regatta and recipient of the Volvo trophy, "The team from Volvo of Oakville and Hamilton did an amazing job in supporting this event and we are very proud to have been a part of it."

 

FINAL RESULTS:

 

No Flying Sails 2

1st Place

Skipper

Hugh Johnson

Boat

Chimo II

 

2nd Place

Skipper

Suzanne Broe-Vayda

Boat

Snaps II

 

3rd Place

Skipper

Peter McDougall

Boat

Defiant III

 

No Flying Sails 1

1st Place

Skipper

TorJohansson

Boat

Comfort

 

2nd Place

Skipper

Paul Gravelle

Boat

Blew By U

 

3rd Place

Skipper

Bruce Spavins

Boat

Alchemist 1

 

Flying Sails 2

 

1st Place

Skipper

Gary Hill

Boat

Go Gerty Go

 

2nd Place

Skipper

John Klosky

Boat

Between the Sheets

 

3rd Place

Skipper

Alex McMillin

Boat

Jolie Brise

 

Flying Sails 1

1st Place

Skipper

Ed Thompson

Boat

Wild Thing Tamed

 

2nd Place

Skipper

Wilf Laman

Boat

Raison D'Etre

 

3rd Place

Skipper

Geoff Freeman

Boat

Miss Trixie

 

 

Participating clubs were Oakville Yacht Squadron, Oakville Club, Bronte Harbour Yacht Club, Burlington Sailing and Boating Club, Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, Newport Yacht Club, Fifty Point Yacht Club and Dalhousie Yacht Club

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Further information, visit: http://www.ghyra.org/ or follow along on Twitter or the Volvo Canada Facebook page.

 

 

Dustin A. Woods

PR Manager - Volvo Cars of Canada

905-510-4496

Dustinw@marshall-fenn.com

 

Edward Thompson

Chair - GHYRA Committee

(905) 829-8299 Ext 3

Edward@absolutemotivation.com

 

John McMullen

GHYRA Committee

905-465-3147

john.mcmullen@teksavvy.com

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