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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.

SinC Salty Dawgs 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.

SinC Ayrborn Dragon It’s been a quiet couple of years for Dragon sailing in North America. In 2020, most events, including Club Racing, were cancelled until late in the summer. But by 2021, a full set of local events were held. With the US-Canada border now open in both directions (with some restrictions), we expect 2022 to be better.

SinC Shark Class NA Championship The Shark Class held their North American Championships August 26th – 28th in SW Ontario at the South Port Sailing Club in St. Clair Beach.

SinC ILCA Kingston Canadian sailors in ILCA had some competitions in August, including Sail Canada 2022 ILCA 6 & 7 Senior Championships held August 13-16 in Kingston.

SinC Laser 28 Fleet 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.

SinC Nordic Folkboats Kiel Week 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.

SinC SeaSpray Catamaran Our class is the Sea Spray Class, a 15’ catamaran.  We are still an active class mostly in Western Canada and the Western US.

SinC Shark Sailboat 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.

Mandate's CrewWho 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.





Silver medal for Andre Deseau of West Van YC

Close to 40 young Canadian sailors were in action last weekend for the Midwinters West competitions held in California.

At the ILCA-NA Midwinters West held at Marina del Rey, Andre Deseau was the top Canadian with a second-place finish in the ILCA 4 class. The athlete from West Vancouver Yacht Club had a strong last day with a 4th, 1st and 3rd position, allowing him to climb from third to second spot.