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! 

 

 

 

Mobility Cup 1Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion tour of 1985-1987 was an epic event that has created an incredible legacy. His goal to bring disability awareness to the general population have far surpassed those expectations. 

Sail West RegattaAfter two days of rain the sunshine is very welcoming at the Sail West Regatta at the Wabamun sailing club located about one hour west of Edmonton.

Chester Classic On August 10 - 12 Chester Classics and Gold River Marina will be hosting a regatta in support of Autism Nova Scotia.

Optimists EverywhereDuring the week, more than 430 youngsters in over 220 boats descended upon Port Credit YC July 19 and 20 for the annual Steerers Regatta.

OYS LogoThe Oakville Yacht Squadron welcomes all PHRF boats, and one-design keelboats for competitive and fun on-the-water racing and a great on-shore party. 

Shark Class Toronto HarbourHere is the link for the 2018 Shark online schedule. We have nine counter regattas. Four counter regattas qualify you for Shark of the Year. 

Grenada: It was all so inviting...

The Large Island of Grenada

By Katherine Stone

Anytime a Canadian is asked to travel south in the beginning of our spring, which this year was far from inviting, is a dream worth living. The thought of a sailing adventure, tropical breezes, the smell of spices and the warmth of the sun was too much – we HAD to go! The first thing we did was to dig out the copy of Ann Vanderhoof’s book, The Spice Necklace, we had acquired several years ago and to re-read the seven chapters of their adventures in Grenada. Not only should this be your required reading, but the book is loaded with scrumptious Caribbean recipes that are a must-try.

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Leader 9.0

Leader 9.0By Andy Adams

In the case of baking a cake, Betty Crocker and Julia Child both start off with the same eggs, sugar and flour, but the results can be very different. Naval architects, designers and engineers in the boat business also have many of the same ingredients, but the trick is to make the cake unique and desirable.

With a huge history of innovative design in boatbuilding, Jeanneau brings the sort of skill and artistry to their boats that can set them apart. Their new Leader 9.0 model is a case in point.

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Ask Andrew – How to hire a boat repair contractor

hiring a contractorBy Andrew McDonald

A recent conversation with a fellow contractor got me thinking: With all of the information out there, including: Websites showing repairs, YouTube tutorials, Instagram pages and snapchat streams – let alone books, magazines, service manuals, and years of practical experience – how does a boat owner know which method(s) are ‘right’, who to trust, and who to hire to do the job? In short: How do you find and select a contractor?

Unfortunately, most people are forced to hire a contractor due to a circumstance where something has broken or failed, or the task...

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