Mar 6, 2024 For sailors in Toronto, there was once the luxury of choice for boat parts and supplies. Davidsons on King Street, the legendary Tom Taylor on Adelaide, a couple on Pier 4, the Dock Shoppe in a mystery building on Queen’s Quay. Holland Marine on Dundas next to the pizza place. And of…
Feb 14, 2024 Following a struggle with cancer, adventurer, sailmaker and world champion, John Clark, passed away peacefully with assistance at the age of 59 with his family by his side at his home, just as he wished on January 17, 2024. Born in 1964, John learned to sail at Frenchman’s Bay Yacht Club and…
Nov 29, 2023 While not officially a sailor (he owned a fabulous Hinckley Talaria 48 named McHappy III), George Cohon was a spectacular Canadian businessman and proud contributor of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. He generously provided his boat to assist with sailing events as well as helping with quiet support of many significant sailing…
Nov 29, 2023 By Katherine Stone I could go on forever with the benefits of teaching children to sail at a young age. There is a fabulous program called Wet Feet, designed for children ages 5-8. Your child will learn terminology, balance, basic boat handling, knots, and so much more opening their lives to the…
Cedric (Ced) Gyles passed at his home in The Blue Mountains, Ontario, on Sunday September 24, 2023, at the age of 96. Best known most recently to the sailing community aboard his 8-Metre Norseman, he entered the class back in 1953 with the Fife 8-Metre Concerto.
On August 5, 35 boats entered the 2023 Trans-Superior Race. In July, nearly 200 boats raced in the 2023 Bayview Mackinac race on July 15th then week later, more than 230 boats sailed in the 2023 Chicago to Mackinac race.
We all need fans no matter what path we choose in life. One fan can make a huge difference and when I needed a boost she was always there. We all are only one but we reach many. Edda Stockton was full of life, she called a spade a spade, had a mischievous grin and rarely said no to anything.
Since he started sailing on Stony Lake at age 8, Tom Ramshaw has been a winner. His many faceted career has included Laser, the Olympic Finn as a National Team member and earned him Rolex Sailor of the Year in 2018 and 2022 Sail Canada Male Sailor of the Year.
My first recollection of Buddy Melges was on Lake Geneva Wisconsin at the first world laser Championships. There decked out in his 1972 US Olympic team blazer he towered over Hans Fogh who also was wearing his DANMARK labelled Olympic baser.
Mélodie Schaffer has been sailing her whole life, competing at national and international levels. She began training at the RCYC and racing high performance dinghies including laser’s, 470’s and International 14’s.
Yes, there’s GB, NZ and USA but who says Canada can’t produce some sailing stars. Billy Gooderham is well on his way as flight controller (more on that later) on Canada’s SailGP F50.
In the winter, our contributor Marc Robic goes indoors but his love of sailboats continues undiminished. We published a two part story on the models he builds and gives away in 2022.
Congratulations to two-time medalist in sailing at the Paralympic Games Paul Tingley who has been inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame Saturday.
Last week at Chester Race Week, 20-year-old Savannah Taylor at the helm of Hard Eight won the PHRF Distance 1 Division with two bullets in four races.
Marie-Andrée Poulin was an entertainment and weather reporter for the TVA and LCN French-language networks for many years. “On Deck” discussion with the spokesperson for the Femina Cup which was held July 7-10.
Anna Millar doesn’t remember the first time she went sailing, but she said she’s been sailing “since forever.” She was just a mere six weeks old when her father took her on a boat.