Aug 9, 2018

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.

With 86 registered athletes from Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta there are entries in the laser, radial, 4.7, C420, 2.4, 29er, and Optimist classes.

Wabamun Sailing ClubLilly padWinds were very light for the practice race but picked up to 10-15 knots with 1 metre waves for four races held on Saturday.

Races continue today, August 5 and tomorrow, August 6.

Making French FriesDay two of racing with only one race and then no wind so the kids had fun on the Lilly pad with plenty of sun and warm temperatures!!

members frying enough fries to feed 300 competitors and volunteers

They have done a fantastic job at Wabamun Sailing Club!!!

PRO Peter van Muyden pulled off four great races today in 6-10 knot breezes for a total of 9 races for all classes.


Where do you find the best Ice Cream?

Cowichan BayBy Catherine Dook

Where do you find the best ice cream?

We had sailed around the Gulf Islands for a couple of weeks, dropping the hook wherever we wanted, and then lying there for days so relaxed as to be in an altered state of consciousness. John called it euphoria, but I called it a ‘coma.’ Whichever it was, we had a wonderful time.

Our two solar panels, shiny with the brilliant sunshine of July, kept our refrigerator running so well (at least during the day) that I was able to keep artisan bread dough chilled, half-a-dozen Mars Bars...

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Scarab 255 Open

Scarab 255 OpenBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You can imagine,at the GroupeBeneteau dealer meeting in Michigan last fall where all the Four Winns, Scarab, Wellcraft, and Glastrondealers had come to see the latest new models, the docks were lined up with gleaming brand-new boats to show the dealers and media – and they certainly put on a show! But for me, the Scarab 255 Open was an immediate stand out. This is a boat that breaks new ground and brings fresh thinking and interpretation of the boating experience to a wide range of buyers.

We had a quick look around but the test drives would have to wait until the next day.

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