July 26, 2018

Andre Begin Drolet And Mike Carlson Laval engineering professor André Bégin-Drolet (trimming main) and his electrical-engineer friend, Mike Carlson (at the helm), are making the 1,100 km trek from Quebec City to Chester this August with family, friends and their Farr 30, Ataraxia. (Photo: André Bégin-Drolet.

The Vancouver-based president of the Farr 30 World Council is looking to Chester Race Week 2018 next month to entice Farr 30 owners from Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and New England to gather in Chester for the Farr 30 North American Championships. The plan is to leave a larger one-design fleet that continues racing thereafter.

“Our records show there are about 30 Farr 30s in the East and Atlantic but they never compete against each other in one-design because they are so spread out geographically that they default to handicap racing locally,” says Darren Burns, who is also an executive with the engineering firm Stantec.

Farr 30 NAs Burns says when it came to place the one-design competition on the East Coast, picking Chester Race Week was a no-brainer. “Chester is well known for consistently high numbers of boats, great racing conditions in a beautiful setting so it gives us the best chance of attracting the largest number of Farr 30s to the 2018 North American Championships,” he said. “We sailed seven days in Chester in 2009 on a C&C 34 - that was hard work, but Race Week was amazing,” he recalled from his university office.

Originally named the Mumm 30 after its original title sponsor, Champagne Mumm, the Farr 30 is a 9.43 m (30.9 ft) LOA, 3.07 m (10.1 ft) beam racer designed by New Zealander, Bruce Farr and first built in the US in 1995 by Carrol Marine for international professional crew one-design racing.

Note: The 2018 Farr 30 Canadian National Championships were held in Prince Edward Island during Charlottetown Race Week, July 12-14.

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Like many other harbours on Lake Ontario, Cobourg has seen its fair share of changes. Screams used to be heard from kids piled into a toboggan on wheels that went hurtling down a wooden slide into the harbour. Above it all was the bustling din from the waterfront of ship’s whistles, train engines, foghorns and thundering coal cars. It is now a rather serene place for the locals and visitors to enjoy various watercraft. Fortunately, the beautiful beach that lines the waterfront is still a star attraction for the town.

Located 95 kilometres east of Toronto and 62 kilometres east of Oshawa on the north edge of Lake Ontario, United Empire Loyalists first starting arriving in the area as early as the 1780s. The first settlement in 1798 was called Buckville, later renamed Amherst, then called Hamilton (after the township) and also nicknamed Hardscrabble. It wasn’t until 1819 that they finally settled on the name of Cobourg, which was incorporated as a town in 1837. In the late 1820s large schooners with passengers and cargo had to anchor well off shore, as there was only a landing wharf. A group of Toronto businessmen formed the Cobourg Harbour Company which built the wooden Eastern Pier from tolls charged for the use of the harbour.

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