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.

Oakcliffe Pumpkin RegattaOakcliff Sailing is located in Oyster Bay, NY, and led by Dawn Riley who has done four America’s Cup campaigns. It is an unparalleled training facility for sailors and the marine industry including fleet, match and offshore racing.

Heading to Canadas Cup BlueAs we have reported, the reinvigorated Canada’s Cup program is approaching so we are keeping an eye on the progress of Melges IC37, the boat that will contest the next three events. 

Women's Keelboat on Lake OntarioThirteen teams from Ontario and Quebec competed in Humber Bay to try and capture the title of top female keelboat crew away from reigning queen Melodie Gummer, but it was not to be! 

 

 

 


The Marina at Blind ChannelOne of my favourite places

By Marianne Scott

Sailing north of Desolation Sound, the Discovery Islands and the Broughton Archipelago offer cruisers a bevy islands with ample anchorages. Tides cause swift currents to run through the islands’ waterways. Few marinas are found in this large, sparsely populated region but one that provides all the services boaters need and especially enjoy is Blind Channel, a marina and resort operated by the Richter family located on Mayne Passage on the east side of West Thurlow Island (50 24. 82N, 125 30. 00).

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Swift Trawler 47By Andy Adams

You might look at the pictures of the new Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 and think that this is not a “performance boat”, but I think it certainly is, and here is why; it can top out at 30 mph to get you from A to B quickly or to beat the weather in, so it’s pretty fast, but it can also loaf along doing 1,250 rpm making 9.3 mph and at that pace, it travels 2.4 miles on a gallon of fuel. That’s great performance in my books!

With a light displacement of almost 28,000 lbs, this is a big boat. In fact, it looks and feels more like a small ship than a big boat.

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Beneteau Oceanis 46.1By Andy Adams and John Armstrong

Beneteau Oceanis 46.1When Beneteau introduced their new Oceanis 46.1, they were inspired by the fact that their previous Oceanis 45 was one of Beneteau’s best sellers and the new 46.1 had to be a clearly superior boat. The Oceanis range is about space and comfort for cruising while still delivering strong performance.

The yachting world has now recognized the Oceanis 46.1 as being just such a worthy successor. On January 19th, 2019, the Oceanis 46.1 won the highly regarded title of European Yacht of the Year in the “Family Cruiser” category.

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Sea to Sky SailingSea to Sky Sailing has just been approved as the only Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognized training centre on the west coast of North America just in time to deliver an epic 2019 season!

“This transition from our previous International Yacht Training (IYT) certification to RYA is a huge benefit to our students as it provides them certification that is known globally as the gold standard for yacht training.  The RYA requires training centres to undergo annual inspections of their vessels, business practices and training delivery in order to maintain a strong standard and guarantee a high quality experience for students. 

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