jfestIn 2016 Roger Van Vlack and Colin Andrews of Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club had the idea of creating a JFEST Great Lakes Regatta back in 2016 that would be hosted by different Clubs each year.

Hot Dog HowardAs has been the recent tradition, the ABYC Open will kick off the 2019 season. PHRF Racers will sail around the buoys on Saturday and will enjoy a "coastal" race on Sunday. The IRC and one-design fleets will race around the buoys both days.

Susan Hood RaceLake Ontario Offshore Racing (LOOR) of the Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC), is dedicated to bringing the offshore sailboat racing experience to Lake Ontario.

Easter Seals RegattaEaster Seals Ontario is hosting the 30th Toronto Easter Seals Regatta on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Mimico Cruising Club.

Raft PartyThe LSYC Raft Party Race is happening on June 29th, 2019! This will be the ultimate resurgence of partying and sailing in the Lake Ontario racing scene.

Can Am Tripp 26Youngstown’s CanAm Regatta for 2019 will be a two day regatta this year, easier on the crew and family schedules! All the same great racing with top knotch RC work and fun ashore! 

WAR LogoThe idea was born over beers and a bonfire, as all great ideas are. After two years of meeting in the off seasons, the idea of bringing back the Women’s Annual Regatta (WAR) is coming to fruition in July 2019.

Touch2play at Heineken RegattaTouch2Play Racing just finished the 39​th​ Heineken Regatta in St M​a​arten. It was an epic event by all standards that regattas and parties are measured by! Next year’s 40​th​ is going to be even better so find a way to get there.

Burlington BridgeWhile there’s a lot of talk about building walls these days – here in Canada, we’re all about building bridges. In western Lake Ontario, the Burlington Bay James N. Allan Skyway is a commuter’s lifeline, an indomitable navigational landmark for sailors, and the gateway to Canada’s largest port in the Great Lakes system.

EYC Next Gen Regatta 1The Etobicoke Yacht Club decided to re-introduce a once held regatta for it’s youth, in an effort to keep the kids for their Junior Sailing Programme involved in the club.

Valvetech Bridgewater MarinaFor many years now, we have used gasoline in our cars and trucks that contains some amount of ethanol, a form of alcohol, and just as a few drops of water combine almost instantly in your Scotch, moisture from the atmosphere can combine with the ethanol in the gasoline that is in your boat’s fuel tank.

Your motor vehicle has a sealed fuel system to control evaporative losses that are a source of air pollution. Fuel is moved into the engine under pressure and any drips that might escape, drop onto the pavement. The engine is open to the pavement below. In an inboard boat, the hull is below the engine and any drips will collect in the bilge with potentially explosive consequences. 

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Grand Banks 60 SkyloungeThe Canadian market has always been a tough nut for yacht designers to figure out. Summer days get really hot; other days are downright cold. There is always the chance things could change in the blink of an eye and let’s be honest, who among us hasn’t stepped off the boat wearing shorts, flip flops and a warm jacket? Canadian yachting has always been a world of contradictions, which is why designing cruising yachts for this market has never been easy. It’s not like Florida or the Med, where weather is dependable throughout the year.

 

 

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ILCA DinghyAustin, Texas, USA (25 April 2019) – In the wake of last month’s termination of its contract with its European builder, the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced today that, from 25 April 2019, all new, class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the “ILCA Dinghy” name. This change will have no impact on existing ILCA-authorized boats and equipment, which will be able to race alongside ILCA Dinghies in all class sanctioned events.


“It’s a big change for a racing class that hasn’t seen anything like this in our almost 50- year history,” said Class President Tracy Usher.

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Port of OrilliaTake your boat and a beautiful waterfront setting, pair that with a fantastic musical lineup of over 100 Canadian and international performers, spice it up with an awesome food truck alley, add in an artistically diverse artisan’s marketplace and finish it with a Folkplay area dedicated to children’s fun and you have the successful recipe for the Mariposa Folk Festival.

Each July this longstanding musical tradition kicks off the summer at Tudhope Park in Orillia on the picturesque shores of Lake Couchiching and you can get there by boat. This year’s festival runs July 5-7 and is celebrating 20 years back in the city where it all began 59 years ago.

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