Sept 27, 2018

Women's Keelboat on Lake OntarioThirteen teams from Ontario and Quebec competed in Humber Bay to try and capture the title of top female keelboat crew away from reigning queen Melodie Gummer, but it was not to be! Once again, Melodie and her crew of J. Wilby and Susan Fraser came out on top in a regatta plagued by light winds.

Melodie had some tough competition this year from a young team out of her o club, Kingston YC, with a margin win of only one point. Ironically the practice race on Thursday had winds well over 15 knots with a good swell that challenged some of the teams that are used to sailing on rivers and smaller lakes. Thursday also included an on-land clinic run by Kevin Piper. Thomas Fogh continued with two sessions on Saturday and on-water coaching for the entire regatta.

Race Officer Janet Geisberger did a great job squeaking out four races on Friday September 14th and again on Sunday September 16th to get in a total of 8 races. Saturday was very light and when the wind finally came in during the early afternoon the AP on shore came down, only to have the wind die out completely when all the teams arrived on the start line ready to go. By the end of the regatta, the competition had really heated up and the top six teams shifted positions on every race, which made for great competition.

PCYC Ladies and Thomas Fogh

the Port Credit ladies and Thomas Fogh. Front: Gayle Gray, Rhonda Joyce. Back: Thomas Fogh, Katie Nicoll and Sandra Benninger

The Canadian Shark Association voted last year to provide loaner boats for all competitors that needed them gratis. Not only were they provided free of charge, but the owners either delivered the boats themselves or helped with the delivery, offering pointers and help with everything from proper trim to boat set up.

Every morning featured a Meet and Great with fresh homemade muffins by the Mimico Cruising Club chef, yogurt, fruit and coffee courtesy of G.H. Hogle. The hospitality just kept coming with sponsors Steam Whistle Beer and TAG Ontario Craft vodka providing refreshments every afternoon after racing. A great sit-down dinner with dancing was the hit of the weekend on the Saturday night and no one went home hungry on Sunday during the awards when pizza and sliders turned up.

Big thanks go out to Debbie Jeffcoatt and her volunteer team for rounding up great sponsors, swag and door prizes for just about every competitor! Truly a monumental task that was done extremely well.

Championship Results: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_lFS3H9khs7_GzC2KAoqiKRTceiXpJV8/view

Womens KeelboatSailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Entries: 13, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Sail# Boat Skipper Crew2 Crew3 Crew4 Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Net
1st 281 CARIAD MGummer JWilby SFraser KINGSTON YC 3.0 1.0 (4.0) 2.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 17.0 13.0
2nd 162 BORNE HOME ERouget TFlanagan BPaisley KINGSTON YC 1.0 (5.0) 1.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 19.0 14.0
3rd 1480 SPOT AKarahanas CCampbell SMorton ROYAL CAN YC 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 (10.0) 5.0 10.0 5.0 40.0 30.0
4th 1890 ULYSSES CBelanger MRafuse AMooney ALeeksma NATIONAL YC 2.0 6.0 7.0 7.0 6.0 1.0 3.0 (8.0) 40.0 32.0
5th 1456 DUCK SOUP KCNicoll CNicoll SWebster BRobertson PORT CREDIT YC 5.0 2.0 5.0 3.0 (7.0) 6.0 7.0 4.0 39.0 32.0
6th 1478 HYDRAMATIC CChui CBurgess PFischer WHITBY YC 6.0 4.0 3.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 (8.0) 6.0 RDG 40.0 32.0
7th 724 SURAYA EPattey MGendron PSamson NEPEAN SC 8.0 8.0 6.0 8.0 3.0 (9.0) 4.0 6.0 52.0 43.0
8th 1824 NOT BAD LPelling SSharp MLoewen MASCOMA SC 7.0 7.0 8.0 6.0 5.0 7.0 5.0 (10.0) 55.0 45.0
9th 444 CRUXSHADOW JWeil LParsons SShaver BEACONSFIELD YC 10.0 9.0 10.0 10.0 9.0 (11.0) 6.0 9.0 74.0 63.0
10th 185 FREAK TCrowder DCrampton ARRobinson BOULEVARD C 9.0 (11.0) 11.0 9.0 8.0 10.0 11.0 7.0 76.0 65.0
11th 36 AIRUSH TSteinitz LFriar LBresett BAY of QUINTE YC 11.0 10.0 9.0 11.0 11.0 8.0 (12.0) 12.0 84.0 72.0
12th 176 DEVIL with a BLUE DRESS RJoyce MFeely SBenninger GGray PORT CREDIT YC (13.0) 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 9.0 11.0 93.0 80.0
13th 1845 SHOESTRING SHughes DJeffcoatt LGorby AMacGillivray MIMICO CC 12.0 13.0 13.0 (14.0 DNF) 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 104.0 90.0

- Katie Nicoll

Women's Keelboat Group Women's Keelboat at Sail Women's Keelboat Presentation 

Cobourg Yacht Club - 2015 Sailing instructorsKatherine Stone

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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Andrew AlbertiIn the past two issues we have been doing an overview of the right-of-way rules. In the first, we did a review of Section A of Part 2, in the second we did a review of the definitions. This issue, we will look at Section B of Part 2, General Limitations, which is essentially limitations applying to boats that have right of way according to Section A.

GENERAL LIMITATIONS

14 AVOIDING CONTACT

A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible. However, a right-of-way boat or one entitled to room or mark-room

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CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. Our Virtual Show will continue to grow so visit frequently and check it out. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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Beneteau Oceanis 30.1As boat builders clamber to create ever-bigger platforms for ever-more generous budgets, the entry-level cruiser has become an elusive animal. Sure, if you want to daysail, there are plenty of small open boats from which to choose, but if you want a freshly built pocket cruiser, you’re in for a long search. Enter French builder Groupe Beneteau, which identified this gap in the market and set about creating the Oceanis 30.1, an adorable little cruiser that resembles her larger siblings in all but length and price. With all she offers, it wouldn’t be a stretch to call her a mini yacht.

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KingstonBy Amy Hogue

Cruise into the city of Kingston, Ontario, and it will quickly become clear that this city and surrounding waterways have something special. Built around the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston is the place to go if you love to explore new waterways, fantastic views, and exceptional boating opportunities.

Sitting at the intersection of three world-class Canadian bodies of water, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal (Cataraqui River from Kingston to Newboro), the water’s influence is deeply woven into Kingston’s culture and history. 

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