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  • Volvo GHYRA Regatta Week 2013 results announced

    16/07/2013
    Volvo GHYRA Regatta Week 2013
    Brad Painter, VP of Marketing, Volvo Cars of Canada and John Martins, Dealer Principal of Hamilton Volvo and Volvo of Oakville present the inaugural Volvo trophy to the overall winners of the regatta, Alison and Ed Thompson.

    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

    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.
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