Feb 13, 2020

1st Overall New Racer1st Overall 2019 PHRF-LO Chapman New Racer Award Mike Fuessel of Apache, Cobourg Yacht Club presented by Brian Thomson, Chief Handicapper and Mike Campbell President of PHRF-LO.

The 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.

PHRF-LO represents 1,446 sailors from 58 member clubs racing on Lake Ontario, Lake Nipissing, Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay and, the Ottawa River. Each member club submits their race results at the end of the season to the PHRF-LO office for computational analysis. The actual performance of every boat compared to their handicap is the foundation of the annual handicap review of boat classes undertaken by the PHRF-LO Central Council of Handicappers.

The PHRF-LO New Racer Award is for novice racing sailors to encourage them to participate in as many races as they choose and continue their involvement in competitive sailing. Named for Brian Chapman, a long time Technical Adviser to the Central Council of PHRF-LO. His advice was integral in efforts to create and maintain fairness and encourage racing across PHRF-LO waters.

The PHRF-LO Chapman New Racer Award winners for 2019 were:

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The 2019 PHRF-LO Chapman Season Championship comprised of 43 designated events involving 599 competitors. The winners were:

Adrian Hanley1st Overall 2019 PHRF-LO Chapman Season Championship Adrian Hanley - It’s a Conspiracy - Bronte Harbour Yacht Club

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Beneteau Flyer 32By Andy Adams

Summer sun boat! The handsome new Beneteau Flyer 32 is all about entertaining and the bow area is one of the main attractions. It's a wide shape forward with a huge anchor locker and opening centre section in the railing that invites you to beach the boat and go swimming. The bow is really one giant sun bed area with armrests that fold down and head rests too, for fall-asleep comfort. 

 

 

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Dufour 460By Katherine Stone

When one does an October yacht review on the Great Lakes you can never be sure of what kind of weather you will get…. and did we ever luck out! A beautiful sunny day with a high of 31 degrees and a perfect 8-10 knot breeze with light chop made for a champagne sailing day. Lucky for me we were at Swans Yacht Sales located in the Whitby Marina on Lake Ontario, trying out the Dufour 460 Grand Large, a flag ship for the midrange Dufour boats. With an overall length of 46’5” and a hull length of 44 ‘, this boat is majestic, not only in size, but also in elegance with timeless and contemporary style. 

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Moorings In BrazilWith an increasing amount of interest in South America as a charter destination, The Moorings has responded with a new base in Paraty, Brazil. Surrounded by towering jungles plummeting into the waters of Baia Carioca, this charter cruising region features bays peppered with islands and world-famous beaches.

Centrally located between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Paraty (pronounced “Para-chee”) holds the key to many natural wonders you can only discover by boat.

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