Aug 23, 2018

CY InboxFrom: Peter Wolfhard
Subject: Racing in Midland
Date: August 9, 2018 at 12:00:45 PM EDT
To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hi John

Since you’re in the area, you probably are aware with our programs. I’ve been racing at the Midland Bay Sailing Club for over 20 years and been race director for 8.
Our Wednesday night PHRF ‘beer can’ racing has always been well attended. We have a significant shark fleet with their separate one design scoring. Dinghy Racing is up this summer with many of the instructors participating. More dinghy racers own their own boats, the Albacore and Wayfair favoured.

What hasn’t been well attended are the weekend distance races. Many of these races have been going on since the 60s where most if not all club members would participate. The Guys n Gals fun race once had over 50 boats on the line. We still run it in conjunction with Bayport but turnout has been sparse. I would attribute this downturn to sailors in our area getting bigger boats and a shift to cruising our beautiful Georgian Bay.

Hope this info helps
Peter Wolfhard

------------------------------------------------------------ 

From: Kenneth Armes
Subject: Whitby Club Racing
Date: August 9, 2018 at 3:13:06 PM EDT
To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hi John,
Racing at Whitby Yacht Club is doing well. We have two junior teams from our sailing school racing all over Lake Ontario. Our club has the regular fleet PHRF racing on Wednesday night which is fairly well attended.

Probably the best news is our new Tuesday night one class racing, we have a fleet of Sharks racing, this is a very enthusiastic crowd and the fleet is growing, we expect to have over twenty Sharks in out fleet eventually maybe even more as word is starting to spread.

So I think we can say racing is doing well, at least at Whitby Yacht Club.

Ken Armes
Commodore Whitby Yacht Club

-------------------------------------------------------------- 

From: Owen Schneider
Subject: OD Racing
Date: August 9, 2018 at 12:12:05 PM EDT
To: <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

J/70s.  Nah the J/80 fleet is at least twice as big as them.  

Cheers. 
Owen Schneider 
J/80 - Enigma
Cathedral Bluffs YC

------------------------------------------------------------ 

Reach the CYOB Inbox any time. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We reserve the right to edit, but we will publish your letter!

Related Articles
CYOB Inbox
  • 22 May 2019
  • By Ethan

CYOB Inbox: Proud of ORIOLE

I was pleased to see CYOB’s piece on ORIOLE, the Royal Canadian Navy’s sail training vessel (May 9 19.)  She was built as a racing yacht at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club for the Gooderham family in 1921....

CYOB Inbox
  • 22 May 2019
  • By Ethan

CYOB Inbox: May 23, 2019

Hello, John, I must ask why, like too many Canadians, you relish supporting a brutal communist police dictatorship like Cuba. Too often, it's because we can, and Americans can't - that old animosity bred...


Port of OrilliaTake your boat and a beautiful waterfront setting, pair that with a fantastic musical lineup of over 100 Canadian and international performers, spice it up with an awesome food truck alley, add in an artistically diverse artisan’s marketplace and finish it with a Folkplay area dedicated to children’s fun and you have the successful recipe for the Mariposa Folk Festival.

Each July this longstanding musical tradition kicks off the summer at Tudhope Park in Orillia on the picturesque shores of Lake Couchiching and you can get there by boat. This year’s festival runs July 5-7 and is celebrating 20 years back in the city where it all began 59 years ago.

Read more about the Mariposa.....

 

Grand Banks 60 SkyloungeThe Canadian market has always been a tough nut for yacht designers to figure out. Summer days get really hot; other days are downright cold. There is always the chance things could change in the blink of an eye and let’s be honest, who among us hasn’t stepped off the boat wearing shorts, flip flops and a warm jacket? Canadian yachting has always been a world of contradictions, which is why designing cruising yachts for this market has never been easy. It’s not like Florida or the Med, where weather is dependable throughout the year.

 

 

Read more about the Grand Banks 60 Skylounge............

 

ILCA DinghyAustin, Texas, USA (25 April 2019) – In the wake of last month’s termination of its contract with its European builder, the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced today that, from 25 April 2019, all new, class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the “ILCA Dinghy” name. This change will have no impact on existing ILCA-authorized boats and equipment, which will be able to race alongside ILCA Dinghies in all class sanctioned events.


“It’s a big change for a racing class that hasn’t seen anything like this in our almost 50- year history,” said Class President Tracy Usher.

Read More about the ILCA Dinghy............

Dear Doris

Clarity Nicoll

I grew up in a sailing family. My mother comes from a long line of sailors, my dad works in the marine industry and my brother and I have travelled up and down the eastern coast racing with and against each other. Yet, somehow, I had fallen in love with a No,ON-sailor (please note, the use of capital letters).

I had tried to introduce Dustin to sailing with some success, however, with the fast-paced nature of racing, and experienced sailors always ready to lend a hand when someone yelled “pull the cunningham!!!!”

Read more about Clarity Nicoll...