Nov 15, 2023 Elizabeth Dier winning the Electra Trophy: Best Female Helmsperson Award M242 Fleet Captain’s Dinner at the Royal Van Yacht Club The 2023 Fleet Captain’s Dinner was held on Oct 20th – a Spectacular Roaring Twenties Party! We had a great turnout at this event with upwards of 66 attendees. Thermopylae Regatta October…
Oct 18, 2023 By Roger Renaud The Hal Ebert Memorial/SW Ontario Shark Championships were held Oct 14 – 15, in Sarnia, on Lake Huron. 17 boats participated. Lake Huron did not disappoint. For the two days of this event, winds were strong out of the NE at 20+ knots, bringing with it, huge waves and…
The 505 class in Canada is active and the list of events is on their website. It’s a small class but an active one. The 505 World Championships wrapped up on Sunday, October 1 in San Fransisco.
Sailboat racing is often blamed for being too expensive. Yes, it can be, but it doesn’t always have to be. Looking at the fleet at the CanAm this past weekend, we see numerous boats that are between 20-40 years old, including many of the winners.
The Martin 242 class is the largest One Design racing keelboat class in the Pacific Northwest at 90 boats, with another 25 boats nearby in Los Angeles. The class motto is: “Fun, Fast, Social, and Affordable Racing: One Design Sailing at Its Best!”
Hi SinC. I read the article on the Lightning Grant program and have followed it for years. I think the concept is great. I am an avid Shark sailor and have been in the fleet for 34 years.
After a two year break the Osoyoos club re-introduced their late summer regatta. The weather was near perfect with a variety of wind conditions and 13 races overall.
The Shark Class held their North American Championships August 26th – 28th in SW Ontario at the South Port Sailing Club in St. Clair Beach.
Canadian sailors in ILCA had some competitions in August, including Sail Canada 2022 ILCA 6 & 7 Senior Championships held August 13-16 in Kingston.
The story is that a few years ago a friend I crewed with bought a Laser 28 and I liked it so much I had to buy one. Then another friend the same, and another. Soon we had five locally and we decided to all get together in the winter around March.
Many Canadian classes, like Sharks, Bluenose, 8Ms and even Stars and Lightnings, have their roots way back. Some early classes started as wood boats (Thunderbirds for eg) and subsequently switched to glass. Folkboats made their way to Canada, but according to this news release, the class is very much alive and well in Europe.
Love the new issue of Canadian Yachting’s Sailing in Canada! Big fan of the stuff you guys put out. I was very appreciative of the mention in one of the articles regarding the US Open Miami.
The Salty Dawg Sailing Association will be hosting four rallies this year. Each rally is an opportunity for sailors to cruise-in-company, with the safety, camaraderie, and passage-preparation assistance that only a rally can provide, with minimal requirements and minimal costs.
Our class is the Sea Spray Class, a 15’ catamaran. We are still an active class mostly in Western Canada and the Western US.
The Shark 24 has enjoyed over 60 years of sailing success since the first launched in 1959. The strong leadership of sailing clubs across Canada and the Canadian Shark Class Association has maintained a energetic one design fleet.
Who says it never blows in Toronto? After sailing in very windy and wavy conditions on Friday and Saturday and champagne conditions on Sunday, certainly not I.