2017 Sailing Athletes of the Week
Sept 11 - Zac Baum and Darcy Wells
Kingston, Ont. (September 11, 2017) – Zac Baum (Toronto, Ont.) and Darcy Wells (Rothesay, N.B.) of sailing have been named the Gabriel Pizza Queen’s University Varsity Club Athletes of the Week for the period ending September 10, 2017.
Zac Baum of the sailing team is the Queen’s University Male Club Athlete of the Week. Baum skippered for the Queen’s ‘A’ Division boat at the Laurier / Waterloo Invitational Regatta this weekend at the Conestoga Sailing Club. Darcy Wells is the Queen’s University Female Club Athlete of the Week. Wells was on the ‘A’ Division crew alongside teammate Baum during the Regatta.
Baum and Wells worked together in out-playing, out-smarting, and out-working their competitors to win every single race in the series.
Their success allowed Queen’s to win the ‘A’ Division by 11 points and secure a massive victory for Queen’s at the event - claiming 1st overall at the Canadian Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s first regatta of the 2017 Fall Season.
Oct 2nd - Marc de Verteuil and Scott Gittens
Marc de Verteuil and Scott Gittens of the sailing team are the Queen’s University Male Club Athletes of the Week. de Verteuil and Gittens competed for the Queen’s Gaels 1 ‘B’ Division at the Canadian-American Cup regatta. Gittens was the skipper while De Verteuil was on the ‘B’ Division crew during the regatta. Queen’s Gaels 1 came in first overall out of 17 other teams from all across North America. De Verteuil and Gittens sailed 10 races and secured mainly 1st and 2nd places on the first day, leading Queen’s Gaels 1 to claim 1st overall by 19 points by the end of the weekend and win the Canadian-American Cup 2017 trophy.
Oct 30th - Arie Moffat and Nick Schute
Arie Moffat (Kingston, Ont.) and Nicholas Schute (Ottawa) of the sailing team are the Queen’s University Male Club Athletes of the Week. Competing in the Canadian Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s Fleet Racing National Championships over the weekend, Moffat and Schute sailed spectacularly and secured a victory in their division. The Moffat-Schute win helped to boost the Queen’s sailing team to a tie on points for the National Title, but ultimately loss on tie-break to McGill to claim second overall. With several top two finishes throughout the regatta, Moffat dominated as a skipper of the event and finished well ahead of second place.