September 6, 2023

SinC Shark Worlds 400Photos by Jim Schacht  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"Well Sailed Since 1959" - The 56th - 2023 Shark World Championship came to a close on Friday, August 25th with 48 crews and 10 races over 6 days with Niagara Sailors taking the top honors and also winning the Bill Metzger Trophy.

1st Place Crunch - World Championship - NOLSC

Crew - Josh Wiwcharyk, Chris Clarke, and Alex Letchford

2nd Place - Rampant - NOLSC

Crew - Levi Harper, Jacob Harper and Malcolm Harper

3rd Place - Rocket Appliance - RHYC

Crew - Dave Castle, Dane Broe and Jessica Broe-Vayda

NOLSC Shark - Amicus won the long-distance race and the Bill Metzger Trophy for top hours in the practice race the long-distance race and the last race.  

Crew - Mark Schantz, Dave Schantz and Ken Greer

For full results head here:

SinC Shark Worlds NOLSC 400There is another story bigger than the racing

Our team followed the Sailor for the Sea Clean Regatta protocols and achieved the Gold Standard.  Only two bags of garbage were created over 7 days with 4 meals for 200 people and a full bar.  Everything was reusable, compostable, and recycled.  As an example of the materials we selected, the cutlery was made from recycled coffee grounds and is fully compostable.  The Niagara Region provided their Water Wagon, refillable water bottles, and extra green bins for composting. All participants were advised in advance of our plan to be a Clean Regatta and made an effort to follow our procedures. All participants and volunteers were given a 12 oz beverage cup for hot and cold drinks to use throughout the week. If you didn't bring your cup, you didn't get a drink! Simple rules for Sailors to follow!  This was extremely successful and evident in how easy our clean-up was each day and at the end of the regatta.

Thank you to all participants and volunteers for being part of such a memorable event.

Rod Gardner, Regatta Chair

Niagara on the Lake Sailing Club - The home of the Shark 24

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The European portion of SailGP Season 4 got underway this weekend in Saint-Tropez, France. Having hit record breaking speeds last year on the Côte d’Azur, Phil Robertson and the Canadians were looking forward to this weekend of racing, but things did not turn out as hoped. A penalty in the pre-start of race one was a precursor of what was to come, and it proved difficult for the team to recover.

A collision with Spain early on in race one set the team back and translated into eight penalty points for the event and an additional four penalty points for the season.