Knot Tying SkillsAs part of Chester Race Week this year, Helly Hansen once again awarded a Grand Prize of a trip on an Ocean Race Yacht with Atlas Ocean Racing between Bermuda and Halifax in May 2020. 

On The WaterHosted by the Chester Yacht Club in the picturesque South-Shore Nova Scotia village of Chester in mid-August each year, Helly Hansen Chester Race Week is Canada’s largest keelboat regatta (four days of sailing) and plays host to more than 120 boats from near and far. Chester’s sailing regattas were first documented in 1856.

2019 Youth RadialsLess than half a dozen hours before racing was scheduled to start, most of the forecast models were showing conditions that would be adequate for competing, with a southwest breeze around seven or eight knots. 

Bobby Cragg - photo by Tim WilkesGetting his Peterson 29 Foxy Lady ready for what will be his 53rd consecutive Chester Race Week - likely the regatta’s longest unbroken competitive run - 73-year-old Halifax criminal defense attorney Robert Cragg clarifies that he skippered all 52 consecutive regattas since his first in 1967 aboard the 37-foot Chester C-Class sloop Eclipse (hull #7).

North Channel Race WinnersThe 2019 North Channel Race Week (NCRW) closed out this past Friday, July 26. The five day / five stage race started in Hilton Beach and finished on Friday in Little Current on Manitoulin Island.

At The DocksLYRA 2019 is a GO!! The Oakville Clubs are pleased to announce that despite historic water levels on the Great Lakes, they are on track with 2019 LYRA Race Week and are planning for an equally historic Regatta.

Pink Dinghy Poker runRegistration is now open for the 4th Annual Pink Dinghy Poker Run! Where:  Beausoleil Island/Honey Harbour; When:  July 13, 2019 11am to 4pm. “Only 100 hands available - and we sold out last year!”

Dirty Dog CrewRound Bowen has once again proved to be a strong event for the M242 fleet with M242's taking the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Overall in PHRF.

Bermuda International Invitational Race WeekThe 2019 Bermuda International Invitational Race Week, presented by Bacardi International and the Bermuda Tourism Authority, was an extraordinary week on and off the water for the IOD Class with exceptional weather. 



Bayview Mackinac RaceThe Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, America’s longest-consecutively held freshwater sailing competition, is readying for its 95th edition on July 20, and organizers are working to “keep it safe, keep it fun, and keep it real.”

J99By Katherine Stone

All set to pull out the Code 0 before dousing the jib.

It was a very cold and wet beginning to the summer and we never thought it would arrive in Southern Ontario. Doing a 100 miler race on Lake Ontario (billed as the COOLEST race on the lake) with my 8 layers of thermal clothing, woolen ski toque and ski mittens, along with a neck warmer kept me on the edge all night, just out of frostbite reach. I shouldn’t have complained, as we also had wind!

July and August arrived, and it has certainly warmed up, in fact, its too warm, AND we don’t have wind. We are now counting 5 Wednesday nights in a row without wind to race. 

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Wellcraft 242 FishermanBy Andy Adams

Boat buyers are gravitating to the latest centre console boats for a wide range of reasons but for the Wellcraft 242 Fisherman, you can sum it up by saying it’s about features, style and value.

This great-looking boat is just as capable on a family picnic cruise as it is doing serious blue water fishing. A wide range of options let the buyer tailor the boat for their specific interests, but it’s all there to choose from. Our test boat was well-equipped for that comfortable cruise with easy access via the swim platform and through the transom gate into the cockpit.

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Port Severn's Lock 45Blake Marchand

As the final link between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay, Port Severn’s Lock 45 is the gateway to the beautiful Trent-Severn Waterway. The first and smallest lock to be constructed on the Severn portion, Lock 45 is entrenched in Canadian History and is worth the trip in itself. However, it is the waterway and its idyllic surroundings that will keep you coming back.

The canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Huron with an eastern terminus in Trenton and a western terminus in Port Severn. Its amazing natural waterways include the Trent River, Otonabee River, The Kawartha Lakes, Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching and Severn River.

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