Pucker ProSeveral dozen fans of the fluted, pink-lined conch shell displayed their pucker power Saturday March 1st, during Key West’s 58th annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest in the Florida Keys.

1st Overall New RacerThe snow storm on the first day of the Toronto International Boat Show last month didn’t prevent sailors from as far away as Albany NY, attending PHRF-Lake Ontario’s presentation of the awards for the Chapman New Racers and the Season Championship at its AGM.

Martin 242 Around the MarkBOOM! goes the start signal, and you are under way. Trim sails to perfection, hike out, monitor the compass for wind shifts, scan the race course and fleet to plan your next moves!

LOOR 2020The LOSHRS Awards Banquet is coming up on February 8th, followed by another spectacular offshore racing season planned for 2020 including the 31st LO300 Challenge.
Great news for all those long-long distance racers, the LO600 returns in 2020.

ShellbacksJanuary 8th: Melodie Ridge: will tell us of her time spent aboard as crew on the Southern Ocean Leg of the Clipper around the World Race. 

J105 Canadians First Mandate 2019Canada’s premier one design, big boat regatta, the J/105 Canadian Championship, was hosted in Toronto by the RCYC on September 27-29 2019.

Fuel ContainmentClean Marine BC hosted representatives from eight marinas, three yacht clubs, and a harbour authority from around B.C. for a full-day training session on responding to spills. 

ABYC GeorgianThe Georgian College Midland, Ontario campus will hold an ABYC Systems Certification course coming up on December 17th to 19th.

Sarah DouglasTokyo 2020 is coming up fast, especially for the athletes working hard to represent Canada (or any country, for that matter.) In sailing, we have at least two athletes who have a real shot at a medal: Sarah Douglas in the Laser Radial and Tom Ramshaw in the Finn.

AGM WebpageFor our annual celebration of achievements in sailing, updates on what’s happening with Ontario Sailing and a chance for learning and development for Board Members of clubs from across the province in 2019, Ontario Sailing is hosting a one-day event.

Excess 12 and 15By Kieran Flatt

Catamarans have many advantages for cruising: more space, more speed, no heeling and a more comfortable motion. However, many experienced sailors find them less rewarding and engaging to sail than a monohull. That isn’t an inherent problem with multihulls, though. Rather, it reflects the fact that most cruising cats built in the last ten years have been aimed primarily at the charter market, designed above all to be docile and easy for novices to handle.

 

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UclueletOn the west coast of Vancouver Island Ucluelet is straddled between the famous Pacific Rim and the iconic Broken Islands.

The Ucluelet Boat Basin is steps away from the downtown core, and half-way between the iconic Long Beach and the Wild Pacific Trail

You are encouraged to take advantage of the untamed nature and sublime scenery while surfing, hiking, and enjoying the wildlife. Make the Ucluelet your base for exploration and adventure.

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