Yachting World Cup for students held in La Rochelle, France was just normal, but this time the team of Canada was not normal.
The team has been here not just to win, but to create history. Queen was chosen to represent Canada in the championship. And in 36 years any Canadian team first time won this championship and created the history.
The team was scheduled to compete with seven other teams coming from other parts of the world. In this championship total eight teams participates and each team did six races in week. All were pushing themselves to get gold and have done a lot of pre-preparation for it.
In their first five races Queens were standing on the place where they were three points ahead of their competitor. In the final round and sixth round they had to secure fourth position to maintain their lead and they did it.
Before coming to championship Queen Squads was in doubt about their qualification. The eight member team concern was weight. If a team does not meet the weight requirement of regatta and they have to move out one player and that will make the team handicap.
To meet weight requirements of championship, Queen opted fascinating way. All team members went to weight loss program and they stand on low carb and no salt diet for one week. In addition to that they remain dehydrated for 24 hours. Finally their effort brought the result and met the weight requirement of regatta.
A team member of Queen said, “We face lots of challenges with keelboat in completion, there was always a change of weather and we all have to cope with it. But our strong dedication and excellent team work helped us in passing all the barriers came within the race and thus we made it’.