Friday, March 18, 2016

Sail Canada Sailor of the Month– J/24 sailor Rossi Milev!

Rossi Milev wins J/24 Midwinters (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)- Sail Canada’s Sailor of the Month award acknowledges sailing achievements by Canadians involved or associated with the sport in all its forms. February marks a month full of midwinter championships with a flurry of competitive regattas hosted in the sunny state of Florida.

2007 Pan Am Team competitor Rossi Milev (Port Credit YC) captured the J/24 Midwinters title against an extremely competitive 25-boat fleet at the Davis Island Yacht Club. “I’m very happy to have finally won it, but it really wasn’t me, it was my crew,” crediting Mark Liebel as tactician, Jim Traun on mast, Ron Hyat on bow and Arthur Blodgett as trimmer. “At least five other boats could have won it,” conceded Milev. “The top boats were here…maybe five out of the top 10 in the world!” Victory is tasting sweet after several near misses for a title in past years.

Rossi will aim to clinch another title at his home club, Port Credit Yacht Club, in September at the J/24 North American Championships. Until then, Milev savors the Lambert Lai Trophy along with the distinction of Sailor of the Month – February!