SinC Tim Prophit 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.

SinC Edda Stockton 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. 

SinC Tom Ramshaw 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.

Buddy MelgesMy 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.

SinC Melodie Schaffer Globe40 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.

SinC Billy Gooderham 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.

SinC Marc Robic New Boat Models 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.

SinC Paul Tingley NS Hall of Fame 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.

SinC Savannah Taylor Chester Race Week 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.

SinC Poulin Femina Cup 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.



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.