Damage From KnockdownJeanne Socrates said her vessel was covered in tape and glue from the non-stop repairs she’s had to make since setting sail.

SOM SeptemberIn 2014, Michelle Cantin put her ideas into shape with the start of Coupe Femina. The now annual all women’s event aims to bring females together to take part in a two-day event based in Lévis, Québec. 

Sarah and Canadian FlagI cross the finish line, heart pumping and barely able to breath from the grueling conditions. I can’t believe that I have just become the 2019 Pan American Champion in the Women’s Dinghy (Laser Radial). I’ve just won the medal race in a windy 25 knots in Paracas, Peru.

Richard ClarkeIt’s been a busy year for Richard Clarke aboard Wizard, the Volvo Ocean 70 that has just won the Fastnet Challenge Cup, the overall prize for the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race. The Fastnet Race is considered to be the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s pinnacle 600 mile offshore.

The Barnet Sailing CooperativeThe Barnet Sailing Cooperative makes sailing affordable and accessible to Vancouver boaters. With the high cost of owning and maintaining a sailboat the Barnet Sailing Cooperative has developed a model that others may want to consider.

Helly Hansen Sailor of the MonthKieler Woche, also known to many as Kiel Week took place last month from the 22nd - 30th of June in Germany. As a prominent event on the Olympic class circuit, this event also encompasses sailors of all classes welcoming thousands of athletes to compete on an international scale. 

Miss Supertest III celebrates 60 yearsIt’s a feat that has never been repeated, a single boat winning the world’s most prestigious boat racing trophy three years in a row. And it all began 60 years ago this summer.

John BoothJohn Booth, who passed away just a few weeks ago was one of the most amazingly gifted and generous persons that I’ve ever met He was involved in so many different projects and types of work that I’m certain that there are many that I’ve overlooked. Here’s a short list of memorable works.

Aykroyd ShopIf there is an Ontario builder whose fame rests on the production of a single model of boat, it must be Aykroyd’s. That boat, their 14 ft sailing dinghy, became a beloved icon for countless amateur sailors. In 1943, not long before the shop closed, Aykroyd’s celebrated the launching of its 2,500th 14-footer.

Rossi MileyIn his first event back since winning the 2017 J24 Worlds, Rossi Milev of Port Credit, ON, on Clear Air, won again – this time taking the 2019 Midwinter Championship at Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida

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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