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.

      

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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