NOSA skipper Spencer Freeman-Marsh and crew  Jerritt Laznier round the windward mark on a drifter race at the recent Osoyoos Regatta.

NOSA skipper Spencer Freeman-Marsh and crew Jerritt Laznier round the windward mark on a drifter race at the recent Osoyoos Regatta.

Crew sails to victory

North Okanagan Sailing Association of Vernon place first and second in Osoyoos Sailing Regatta

A local skipper sailed his way to first place during the recent Osoyoos Sailing Regatta.

Skipper Ross Freeman-Marsh, with his crew  Lucas Poole, of the North Okanagan Sailing Association  (NOSA) of Vernon, took the blue ribbon in the Club 420 fleet at the Lake Osoyoos  Sailing Regatta Sept. 9 and 10.

“It was a lot of fun to compete in the Osoyoos Regatta,”  said  junior skipper Ross Freeman-Marsh.

“And it was a real challenge in light winds and to compete with so many other great sailors.”

A total of 41 sailboats competed in four fleets of sailboats.

“The Osoyoos Regatta is last of five sailing regattas in the Okanagan in 2012,” added junior racing coach Glen Dick.

“NOSA did really well with Ross and Lucas taking first place and his brother Spencer Freeman-Marsh with his crew Jerritt Laznier taking  second place in the Club 420 Fleet.”

The North Okanagan Sailing Association is located at Paddlewheel Park and offers Learn to Sail Lessons and Club membership through the summer months for youth and adults.

For more information about NOSA’s youth racing team, contact Glen Dick at 250-550-7234.