Our Canadian sailors Denis Guertin and Francois Henault have been sailing up a storm in their Whizzes winning both “Mile a Minute” and “Century Club”. There are a lot of MAM awards out there over the years but only a few Century awards including of note Jeff Brown on a free skate and James Lamb in an Opti and Lockley Skimmer after his Opti blew up.
On Jan 16 they sailed Moosehead in very strong winds with storm sails for some 3 hours non stop. Frank topped out at 73 MPH and Denis at 67.
On Feb 22 they sailed on Lake St. Francois in Lambton Quebec both clocking 104.8 miles before turning off the GPS to save battery and not lose data some 10 miles from home.
Congratulations to both and a testimony to the durability and speed of the Whiz design and the Whizz skippers.
Lloyd Roberts, Secy. CIBC