June 27, 2019

Youngstown YC CanAmFrom YYC, Youngstown

This year we are offering all Canadian boats registering for the regatta the benefit of paying their entry fee at par. We know the exchange has been painful and we would like to take that excuse away! Payment is not setup yet, but when it is, you can pay the same dollar amount in Canadian funds as we do in US funds. For now, please go online and sign up so we know you are coming - https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=6161.

CanAm Challenge

 

 

 

We would like to emphasize that we are open to ALL boats, not just one design. We will have fleets for PHRF and IRC, multi-hull, and one design. If you come, we will have racing for you! We are hoping that boats from Buffalo, Toronto, Rochester, etc will make the trip and then race LYRA the week after. This year is a two day event, no Friday racing.

CanAm ChallengeA note from organizer Don Finkle

This is just for registration fees. We are trying to encourage more north of the border participation like in the old days. We really gave the Sharks a break. As the number of boats dwindles it puts more pressure on the club to balance the budget. This was not an easy decision but we want to give it a try. The last few regattas here have featured really good racing and perfect sailing weather. It is a shame we haven't had more boats. I guess a lot of other regattas would be happy with 70-90 boats as we have had in the last few years but to us it is much less than we were accustomed to. It is a lot of effort for a club of our size. We rely on other clubs to assist us with the race committee work which we really focus on, and we are indebted to them for their assistance, including NOLSC, National, Whitby, and RCYC, all who provide boats as well as people, plus some folks from other clubs who come to help out. It has turned into a team effort.

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. 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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AXOPAR 37 XC

 

Axopar 37 XCWhole new ball game…

 

Set aside your assumptions and expectations for a few minutes while we try to describe the new Axopar 37 XC that made its American debut at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. This boat represents a whole new ball game in terms of design, performance, seakeeping and functionality. In fact, I’d say it takes a ‘clean sheet of paper’ approach to boating – it’s that different.

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Exiting Hogs BackBy John Morris

History: right after gym and just before chemistry class. Fifty minutes of naming the prime ministers by date and looking out the window. Who knew it was actually interesting.

And in some ways it hardly matters because the Rideau Waterway is just so amazingly beautiful. Driving your boat through the locks is wonderful fun for kids of all ages (adult kids, too) and the scenery is sensational. The history is a huge bonus however, and worth understanding from both as a political lesson and from an engineering perspective.

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The BucketI was cleaning up my workbench the other day. My eyes then scanned across my workbench and fell on ‘the bucket’. Everyone has a one. On a boat, it’s usually in a cockpit lazarette. It’s full of old paint cans and half-used tubes of caulking. There might be some white grease, painters tape or epoxy in there, too. I take my bucket everywhere and it’s full of all sorts of tubes of grease and sealants and adhesives.

I thought to myself that I should probably sort through the bucket and get rid of the stuff that isn’t useful. I quickly realized, though, that each of the items in my bucket (except that had gone bad) were useful, and each is used for a particular job.

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