Greg Tawaststjerna, SLSC alumnus, sailed to a very impressive fourth overall and third place in the Masters category at the 2010 Laser Masters North American Championships sailed on the beautiful waters of the Catalina Channel outside the Los Angeles Breakwater at the Alomitas Yacht Club.
The 40 Standard and 20 Radial masters were treated to three days of sunshine and building seabreezes, providing a little something for everyone – 5-8 knots in the early races to a peak of almost 20 knots on Friday afternoon! Go to the ABYC website to see the full results and find the link to photos.
Greg learned to sail at SLSC and went on to represent Canada twice in the World Youth Championships before becoming a member of Canada’s national sailing team. He twice campaigned for Canada’s Olympic team, once in the Flying Dutchman and once in the Finn, placing second in both classes at the Olympic qualifying regattas. In California, Greg sailed and was identified on the scoresheet as being an SLSC sailor – ‘once an SLSC sailor, always an SLSC sailor’.
Canadian Andy Roy, who also came to sail with us this Summer at the Canadian Masters, edged out Greg to take third place overall and second place in the Masters category, behind two Americans – so two Canadians in the top 4 overall.