Aug 23, 2018

CY InboxFrom: Peter Wolfhard
Subject: Racing in Midland
Date: August 9, 2018 at 12:00:45 PM EDT
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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

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From: Kenneth Armes
Subject: Whitby Club Racing
Date: August 9, 2018 at 3:13:06 PM EDT
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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

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From: Owen Schneider
Subject: OD Racing
Date: August 9, 2018 at 12:12:05 PM EDT
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J/70s.  Nah the J/80 fleet is at least twice as big as them.  

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

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