Checking The Start LineHeld at Orcas Island Yacht Club on June 29 and 30, the 2019 M242 North American Championship had its biggest turnout at 27 boats since 2012, and Mike George with is team of Alan Field, Jennifer Hylander, and Jennifer Arrington, all from Los Angeles, won it for the 4th time. 

Lakeshore Raft PartyThe inaugural LSYC started with a simple concept – why not bring back the fun and good time racing of events of the past. A team of organizers put together a full slate of sponsors, a food truck and raft-up plan designed to bring a lot of people together for a summer party.

J24 CanadiansThe J24 Canadian Championships return to the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron on July 19-21, 2019 Registration is open, expecting 15+ boats.

Serjei With R2ak BergeeThere is a chance of drowning, being run down by a freighter, or eaten by a grizzly bear. There are squalls, killer whales, tidal currents that run upwards of 20 miles an hour, and some of the most beautiful scenery on earth.

Marine ApprenticeshipThere are 16 seats available in each program below. Register your employees now before they fill up!

IC37 PracticeThe Royal Canadian Yacht Club has designated the Melges IC37 as the boat for the next three Canada’s Cup contest. The New York Yacht Club has gone a step further putting their money where their mast step is purchasing the first 20 copies of the new boat for use in its annual Invitational Cup.

Pitoraq Sailing Out of Sansum NarrowsR2AK 2019 starts June 3rd from Port Townsend so, Team Pioraq decided that it would be a good practice run for them to go from their home base in Esqimalt to Thetis Island without using their engine.

Top Chef: KillarneyOn Wednesday, May 29 the Lodge will host the second Top Chef Killarney Challenge among five chefs from the Sportsman’s Inn and Killarney Mountain Lodge. The event starts with signature cocktails at 5:30pm followed by a five-course dinner at 6:30pm (menu below).

Courageous and IntrepidWhen the 12 Metre World Championship takes place in Newport over July 8-13, it will celebrate one of the greatest classes in world sailing history.

Seal Bay For Maine RallyEnjoy a Downeast Adventure to “chill” in the cool weather. Delight in the coastal beauty and culinary wonders of Maine. Then, sail on to witness maritime magic in the land of Celtic music on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island.

Four WInns HD 180By Andy Adams

The Four Winns HD 180 is the kind of family boat I love to drive and enjoy. It’s very approachable, even for less experienced drivers and the accommodations and scale are like a comfortable family car or SUV. It all feels familiar and part of that is the Volvo Penta V6 200 SX stern drive. The engine is inboard; built into the boat and unobtrusive in use.

That is unless you shove the throttles open. Then the performance side of the Volvo Penta V6 200 appears with instant throttle response, partly a result of the variable valve timing and partly because of the direct injection system. 

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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.

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The DocksBy Katherine Stone

Docks are well-lit and wide to accommodate dock carts.

Steeped in tradition that goes back to one of the oldest towns in Canada west of Quebec City, is Penetanguishene. This bilingual community of 9,000 is located in the middle of Huronia on the southeasterly tip of Georgian Bay in Simcoe Country, Ontario. The name is believed to have been derived from Algonquin (also believed to have come from the Wendat, Abenaki and Ojibwe tribes) meaning “place of the white rolling sands”. 

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