Sailing Shorts: January 3 2024

Sailing Shorts

Jan 3, 2024

Sail Canada will hold two Learning Facilitator Clinics in 2024:

February 17-20 in B.C.:

Interested people need to complete the application form and to submit to their Provincial Sailing Association (PSA) prior to January 15, 2024. Deadline for provinces to submit candidates to Sail Canada is January 22, 2024.

April 17-30 at Buffalo Canoe Club:

Interested people need to complete the application form and to submit to their (PSA) prior to January 31, 2024. Deadline for provinces to submit candidates to Sail Canada is February 22, 2024.

https://www.sailing.ca/learning-facilitators/

From Youngstown Yacht Club

Beginning in 2024, YYC is replacing course racing with pursuit feeder races to YYC—when faster boats chase down slower boats who started ahead of them. These “chase” races are better suited for families, friends and fewer crews.

Friday: Feeder races from Hamilton, GTA, and Olcott/Rochester, check-in, kick-off party

Saturday: 8-12 mile pursuit race (target 3-5 hrs. round-trip), followed by dinner & party

Sunday: A shorter pursuit race will finish at the red government buoy (R2), 2 miles north of the river mouth, on the way back to home ports, for those who need to head back early Sunday afternoon.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Live music, games, food & libations!

Feedback to improve the event – email Mark Schimley at Fleet@YYC.org.

Workshops: Be Safe Around Cold Water

The Canadian Safe Boating Council will present three Zoom workshops on how to survive an accidental cold water immersion and how to help others who may have become hypothermic. The cost is $100 and participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Workshop 1: January 16 & 18

Workshop 2: February 6 & 8

Workshop 3: March 12 & 14

https://csbc.ca/en/events/cold-water-workshop

Whitecap

Check out the last two editions of “Whitecap”, the Canadian sailing podcast. One is with gold medalist at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games Lee Parkhill talking about the Canadian performances in Chile, and the other one is the “Whitecap” 2023 Top 10 stories of sailing in Canada with Chris Watters.

Top 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaBKG9wqaEQ

Lee Parkhill: https://www.facebook.com/SailCanada/videos/174286722441707/

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