Aug 22, 2017

This time our photos come from Gimli where Katie Coleman Nicoll was on the scene. She’s an esteemed sailing judge, a fearless reporter and a fine photographer.

Pan Am Pier Sign A legacy of the 1967 and 1999 pan am games were the buildings and pier















Gold Silver Bronze medal winner

Gold, silver and bronze medal winners from NS, BC, QC and ON













Beach Launching

Launching done from the beach













Judges

 Judges from the east to west coast gave their time to ensure the games ran fairly

 

Every picture tells a boating story and we need yours. Yes, we have suddenly run out of shots so get out the camera or other picture-taking device and fire up the Photo of the Week.

The idea is to capture a great boating moment or image. Rules? Yes a few casual ones! The pictures must be taken from or near a boat. They must be your shots and free from copyright. Most importantly, they must be wonderful. Send them to us along with the story behind them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put Photo in the subject line.

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