Sailing Shorts: January 17 2024

Sailing Shorts

Jan 17, 2024

Congratulations to Rory Walsh (RVYC), gold medalist in ILCA 6, and Mats Braaten, bronze medalist in ILCA 7, at the 2023 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta held December 27-30 in Miami, Florida.

In ILCA 7, three other Canadians finished in the top 10 in this event including 21 sailors: Jacob Townsend (4th, HYC), Kyber Lovshin (8th), and Finn O’Sullivan (9th, RCYC).

In ILCA 6, Andre Deseau (WVYC) ended in 9th position on 91 sailors.

A total of 32 Canadians took part in this event in Opti Green, Opti, ILCA 4, ILCA 6 and ILCA 7.

Full results: https://www.orangebowlregatta.org/en/default/races/race-resultsall?fbclid=IwAR3TsISvl5N0jiMzJT4uM5vWtQwUCTHmV77U3PNDaBxD_S41Oj6RUQK6b8o

The First Regatta of 2024

On January 1st the Metro Marine Modellers sail division with the 50 Point Sailors secured their annual bragging rights by holding the first regatta of the year, an annual event hosted by the Oakville Yacht Squadron. They had 12 boats sailing and the classes included DF 65s (65 cm long) with A+ rigs, DF 95s, Solings, Victorias (all around 1 meter long) and an AC (loosely scaled on an America’s Cup model). It dwarfed of the other boats at 177 cm long with a 244 cm mast and weighs 14.5 kg and crossed the line first in their two races. All of the radio-controlled regattas adhere to the Racing Rules of Sailing. There may have been a few frozen sheets, but plenty of fun was had.

Catch the Metro Marine Modellers at the Toronto Boat Show on January 23, 24 and 25, sailing DF 65s with A rigs on the indoor lake. The races kick off at 6pm and boats are provided.

Lake Ontario Offshore Racing (LOOR) has  announced that The Humberview Group of Automotive Dealerships, known as driveHG.ca, have extended their commitment as the Title Sponsor for Lake Offshore Racing (LOOR) events in 2024, the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge Race (LO300), the Susan Hood Trophy Race and Lake Ontario Shorthanded Racing Series (LOSHRS). 

The 2024 Pleasure Boat Logbook is ready with the omnipresent J120 Team Helix from Nova Scotia sporting the front cover. What’s inside: Transport Canada info + contact information, Marina’s and coordinates, Boat maintenance logging pages, CPS-ECP Boating tips, safety equipment requirements, VHF radio tips, Lateral Buoys, Cardinal Buoys, pre-departure check list, Vessel info…

Free at east coast boat shows etc.

Team Canada Youth & Women’s America’s Cup is looking for a motivated and passionate individual to join the team as a Social Media Intern.

Canada has been selected to enter two teams into the Youth and Women’s America’s Cup to represent our country at the prestigious 2024 America’s Cup competition in Barcelona.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Content Creation: Create visually appealing and engaging content related to sailing, our team, and the America’s Cup. This includes capturing photos and videos during training, competitions, and behind-the-scenes moments.
  2. Editing: Edit and enhance photos and videos to maintain a consistent brand image and to maximize audience engagement. Proficiency in video editing software and photo editing tools is essential.
  3. Social Media Management: Manage and curate content for our social media accounts, including but not limited to Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and TikTok. Schedule and post content regularly to maintain a consistent online presence.
  4. Community Engagement: Respond to comments, messages, and interact with our followers to build a strong and engaged community. Encourage fan participation and feedback.
  5. Understanding of Sailing: A strong understanding of sailing, the America’s Cup, and our team’s goals. Be able to convey this knowledge through your content and engage with sailing enthusiasts.
  6. Analytics: Monitor social media analytics and track the performance of posts and campaigns. Provide insights and suggestions to improve our online strategy.
  7. Event Coverage: Attend and cover our team’s events, races, and special activities. Share real-time updates and create captivating content during these events.

Interested? Google form

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