Sailing Shorts: April 17 2024

Apr 17, 2024

The Lasers 28s are coming!

The summer regatta schedule for the coveted Laser cup is Royal Hamilton Open July 1, NOLSC’s Niagara cup July 15 and then Cornucopia at DYC Sept 2. We will race to class rules and I understand we will have our own starts! 

Some boats will also do for fun Fiasco July 2 on the way home from Royal Hamilton and perhaps a fun face from NOLSC to Port Weller after the Niagara Cup to keep the guys heading home company.

John Mills

Chester to Host J70s National Championships

Chester Yacht Club is hosting the J70 Canadian Championship during Chester Race Week. The J70 Canadian Organizing Committee would like to thank Chester Yacht Club, its Executive, Chester Race Week Committee for hosting. This will be the second time the J70 event has been held in Nova Scotia.

The first Canadian Championships were held in Halifax Nova Scotia at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in 2014.  After 10 years, it is great to have them back to Nova Scotia!
f you have any questions please reach out to either Graeme Carr or Randy Stevens.

Melodie is Coming

Sail Canada’s 2023 ROLEX Sailor of the Year, Melodie Schaffer to attend Toronto’s Mimico Cruising Club for the Race to Kingston Event August 16th, with her Class 40 Round the World yacht Whiskey Jack.

LOOR announces the Mentored Class for the LOSHRS Day Races in 2024

Lake Ontario Offshore Racing (LOOR) would like to announce the Mentored Class for the Lake Ontario Shorthanded Racing Series LOSHRS) for Series Day Races.

LOOR will be holding a webinar with an open discussion on the LOSHRS’ Mentored Class at 19:00 EDT, Tuesday, April 23, 2024. More details on the webinar is available HERE

The format of the LOSHRS Day Races Mentored is to encourage cruisers to start participating in racing either single (solo) or doublehanded by having an experience racer on board to act as mentor. The mentor cannot participate in sailing activities except in an emergency. Each boat can select a mentor tailored to her needs, e.g., the start, the rules, deciding on the best course for the race, etc.

More details on the LOSHRS Mentored Class available in the LOOR Blog HERE

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