Sept 26, 2019

Arianna LucaHosted by the National Yacht Club, Toronto, on September 14, 2019, the Jilàsi for Youth Fundraising Regatta celebrated its second year, thanks to the volunteers and corporate sponsors such as Nieuport Aviation, TD Canada Trust, TK Foundation, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

The regatta strives to become a growing annual event to support the Broad Reach Foundation’s for Youth programs, the only registered charity in Ontario where disadvantaged youth in the Greater Toronto Area advance their education through the unique learning platform that is the sport, science and experience of sailing – absolutely free of charge!

The regatta is named after the Broad Reach flagship, Jilàsi which is a Mi'kmaq, word meaning “Welcome Honoured Guest,” and which was gifted to the charity in 2017 by Marlys Edwardh, C.M., and Dr. Graham Turrall. Jilàsi is a meticulously restored 1966 Rhodes Offshore 40 #1727, built in the Hong Kong Lee Choy Shipyards.


The Queen City Yacht Club deserves a round of applause for entering the most boats from a single club – Gaulois, a Tanzer 25, skipped by John Fursdon; Iliad, a Mirage 33, skipped by Roger Petersen; and Island Eclipse, a Gulf Star 44, skipped by Andy Oakes. The National Yacht Club entered Sails Call, a Tanzer 22, skipped by Albert Fong, and Sottovento, a J/105, skipped by David James. Another round of applause, please!

Each year, two trophies are waiting for their winners – the Hans Marius Fogh Memorial Trophy for the first across the line, plus the Jilàsi Philanthropy Cup for the highest fundraising total by a single crew. The Hans Fogh Trophy is an actual trophy which Hans won in Rome at the Soling Championships and which was donated to Broad Reach by his family.

This year the Jilàsi Philanthropy Trophy was won by Island Eclipse – another round of applause for the Queen City Yacht Club!

Unfortunately there was no winner for the Fogh Memorial Trophy, since winds of 24 knots caused the Race Officer to terminate the regatta – but it’s waiting (impatiently!) for next year’s winner. Someone, after all, has to polish it …

However, the real winners of the regatta were probably the eight youth participants who crewed on Sottovento and Jilàsi, and who had sailed our 2019 Summer Afloat program.
Each year Broad Reach welcomes 300-500 youth on our 4 boats to and then engage in the Winter Ashore activities. The youth, come to Broad Reach from 40 partner agencies helping the young people with their challenges. All the youth are facing significant challenges: some are homeless, some are newcomers, some are in conflict with the law, and some are working through mental or physical issues.

Jilasi For Youth CakeMarguerite Pyron, CEO, the Broad Reach Foundation for Youth, said:

~ “Our success for the past twenty one years has been possible because of thoughtfulness and generosity of so many contributors – corporations, government agencies, charitable foundations, and especially, because of the generosity of sailors.

Next year’s regatta would welcome any sailor on any boat to help celebrate and support the enduring values which sailing and Broad Reach our programming introduces to the young people who need – and deserve – that support. Our gratitude is sincere and the money is deeply appreciated and wisely spent. Please: Sail it Forward with Broad Reach!”

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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.



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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