July 26, 2018

Bluewater Cruising POTWPOTW input is irresistible, so this time you get a couple. And don’t forget to send your own Photo of the Week to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with POTW in the subject line. Thanks!

This fist shot is irresistible and came from an article submitted to our BC editor, Bob Nicoll by The Bluewater Cruising Association’s about their August Rendezvous at Pender Island.

 

 

 

The second is from Elle Bruce who writes:

 

Hello!

I took the photo attached at last weekend’s Sailfest Sarnia Regatta at the Sarnia Yacht Club on Lake Huron and would like to share it in your POTW section.

BACK STORY:

The Sailfest Regatta is one of the favorites on the Ontario dinghy summer regatta race circuit. The folks at Sarnia Yacht club are wonderfully hospitable; offering racers the ability to camp on site, and breakfast, lunch (delivered on the water) and dinner is included with the registration fee! And did I mention the free coffee from the Tim Horton’s truck that parks on site? Very popular with sailors, coaches and parents alike! The fleet of volunteers, organizers and donors required to make all this happen definitely deserve a big thank you!

Once again the Ontario Sailing Team sent their top-notch coaches down to run a youth development clinic on the Friday before the regatta, however with heavy winds and big waves most of the day was spent on land with theory and video talks. After these sessions, a handful of experienced and/or adventurous sailors headed out on the water.

Conditions for the racing on Saturday and Sunday were by contrast very light. Add to that a stronger current then many are used to and wind lines of various strength filling across the course and it is understandable that most of the sailors found it tricky to find success. Colin Davies, member of the Ontario Sailing Team, managed figure things out quickly though and winning 4 out 6 races became the regatta winner in the Laser Radial Fleet.

POTW 2018 Sailfest Sarnia

The photo above is of Colin Davies (Ontario Sailing Team member and the winner of the Sarnia Sailfest 2018 regatta in the 43 boat Laser Radial Fleet) out for a blast on that heavy wind Friday.

More photos from this event can be seen at:http://bit.ly/ElleBruceSarnia2018

Links to view Elle Bruce photo galleries from this and other regattas can be found at www.mysailteam.com.

Warm regards
Elle

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