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.

      

An Abacos Adventure

Great Guana CayBy Mark Stevens; Photos by Sharon Matthew-Stevens

It’s a perfect Sunday morning jaunt.

We’re gliding through green-blue waters, colours so vivid and bright they hurt your eyes. We’re set for a close reach out of a harbour guarded by a necklace of tiny emerald islands decorated by palms that dance in fifteen knots of wind.

Our boat, “Tropical Escape II” (perfect name for both the boat and our adventure), is a 44-foot Robertson and Caine catamaran, chartered from Sunsail’s Marsh Harbour base on Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island.

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Hanse 388

Hanse 388By Katherine Stone

The Hanse group produced their second most popular boat of all time with the Hanse 385. The trick was to build on that winning formula when they upgraded to the Hanse 388, which they have done in spades. The German build quality is first rate and true to the Hanse tradition. Leaving the hull the same with a steep stern and straight stem for an optimal long water line, they went with a slightly stiffer, heavier displacement, new deck, interior layout and window line. Hanse’s highly experienced yacht construction team, judel/vrolijk & co., have combined ease of sailing, comfort and performance into the newly designed Hanse 388.

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