Great wind made for ideal conditions to run a double round robin, comprising 36 races, for the nine skippers competing for the Grade 3 York Cup Match Race at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club on Saturday, August 7th. Hats off to Chris Cook, the PRO, for his expert race management over the weekend with course changes, square lines and perfectly timed races.
Competing for Canada were: Sarah Bury, David Jarvis, Terry McLaughlin, and Peter Wickwire from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, as well as Magnus Sandberg from the National Yacht Club and Sweden. They were joined by Americans: Kent Colpaert, Will Cyr, and James Denner from the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, Michigan. Rounding out the competitors was Reuben Corbitt from New Zealand. The umpire team also consisted of an international group from the USA and Canada.
Leading into Sunday morning, August 9th, Terry McLaughlin lead the group of 9 teams with 7 wins and one loss, followed by Corbitt, Jarvis, and Wickwire. After the Semi-finals, Wickwire and Corbitt both had two points and moved into the finals, while Jarvis was pitted against McLaughlin in the Petit Finals. The great wind conditions allowed for a Consolation round to also be run.
Congratulations to Reuban Corbitt of New Zealand for a well sailed regatta! Finishing in second, Peter Wickwire, followed by Terry McLaughlin, and David Jarvis.
As the result of some scheduling issues, career commitments and just bad timing, our sojourn to Holland became a guys only trip. Here is what we would tell our wives that they missed by not joining us on our Le Boat trip in Holland.
Roster for the trip:
* Captain John Armstrong on the wheel * First Mate Robin Ball, navigator, tactician and sous chef * Deck Crew Greg Nicoll, lines and bollards, plus some cooking and storytelling...
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The Azimut 55 S offers the discriminating buyer a unique combination of Italian style and design innovation.
The express cruiser style in this boat is refined in a number of interesting and unique ways. The distinctive bow styling serves an important purpose as does the attractive transom treatment while the rest of the yacht in between is an outstanding expression of the contemporary express cruiser style.
Our guide through the boat was Derek Mader, President of Executive Yacht in Toronto and our Azimut 55 S was, at that time, the only 2016 model available in Canada. Derek had ordered the boat in because he believed it had some unique features and indeed, it's unexpected to find a 55 foot express cruiser that includes both a private crew cabin and an enclosed dinghy garage.
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As summer becomes a distant memory, see if you can close your eyes and recall those glorious days when you spent more than one lazy day hanging around the general store at the cottage. Not only was it a great place to purchase some penny candy, but also the place where you could eavesdrop on conversations that your parents said you should know nothing about. It’s where countless members of small communities seemed to blend seamlessly when they sailed, laughed, danced, swam, had ice creams, paddled, and shared cherished memories in a casual, summer atmosphere. C and Stony Lake Yacht Club comprise this community which has existed for some eight generations on Juniper Island in the ‘Jewel of the Kawarthas’. Many say that if Stony Lake is a community then Juniper is its hub. In the late 40s, Swatty Wotherspoon came to the lake and has been returning ever since. For him, life-lasting friendships were made where he vividly remembers square dances at the Pavillion, which became a very important place for his family growing up. He still treasures the spoons he won in the races sailing with everyone out of the yacht club.
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