SLSC Alumni – 29er Worlds

SLSC Community,

As some of you may know, I am an alum of the SLSC sailing program.  Sturgeon Point was where I spent my summers, and SLSC is where I learned to sail and race.  I have proudly sailed under the SLSC flag for most of my sailing career, and although I had a minor detour to a Toronto yacht club, Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club will always be my home club.

After a roughly 9 year hiatus from competitive sailing, I will be making a return this summer (July 26 – Aug 2) to compete in the 29er World Championship Regatta in Kingston, Ontario, where I will be joined by Alex Collins, my former Laser 2 crew during that Toronto detour, and a long time friend.

Both of us now spend 40+ hours a week at a computer desk, and are looking forward to the challenge of getting back on our home lake to compete against some of the world’s best.  With us roughly 40 lbs above the optimal weight for a 29er, we are hoping for some big breeze, and are making an effort to get into something resembling competition shape.

We’ll be sure to write back with a post-regatta summary, and you can keep track of our progress this July at

Nick Roberts

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