Mar 12, 2020

Women's Keelboat ChampsSail Canada just announced that dates have been set for the 2020 Women’s Keelboat Championships. The event will be held from Thursday, October 1 to Sunday, October 4 at Hudson Yacht Club in Hudson, QC.

There will be a day of training followed by three days of racing. Competition, last year held in Shark 24s, will this year take place in J/22s. 

Hudson Yacht Club has a rich history of hosting high-quality events from Sail Canada’s Sail Central at the Fruitbowl Regatta to the J/22 and Etchells Canadian Championships.

Sharks at Last Years Regatta

 

Shark action at last year’s regatta

The regatta organizers are challenging every club in Canada to try and get a team together to compete in the 2020 Women’s Keelboat Championships. This event is a great opportunity for not only the experienced racers but also an opportunity to encourage the female youth and dinghy sailors at your club to get involved in keelboat racing!

The hosts of the event are happy to provide assistance with finding charter boats and even additional crew members if needed!  For NOR and registration information click here

2005 Ocean Alexander 58 PilothouseBy Mike Schwarz

Pause for a moment and ponder this question. How much is your life and your safety at sea worth? Most people would say priceless and impossible to put a value on. And yet many people seem to misunderstand the worth and principle role of a marine surveyor, whose very job it is to ensure your safety at sea by surveying, inspecting and reporting on your expensive, potential new purchase. Instructing a marine surveyor to work on your behalf should never be seen as a distress purchase where price is the all-important factor, rather it is an essential requirement.

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Excess 12 and 15By Kieran Flatt

Catamarans have many advantages for cruising: more space, more speed, no heeling and a more comfortable motion. However, many experienced sailors find them less rewarding and engaging to sail than a monohull. That isn’t an inherent problem with multihulls, though. Rather, it reflects the fact that most cruising cats built in the last ten years have been aimed primarily at the charter market, designed above all to be docile and easy for novices to handle.

 

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UclueletOn the west coast of Vancouver Island Ucluelet is straddled between the famous Pacific Rim and the iconic Broken Islands.

The Ucluelet Boat Basin is steps away from the downtown core, and half-way between the iconic Long Beach and the Wild Pacific Trail

You are encouraged to take advantage of the untamed nature and sublime scenery while surfing, hiking, and enjoying the wildlife. Make the Ucluelet your base for exploration and adventure.

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