Regatta T-ShirtI've been cleaning dresser drawers for space and came across this 1979 LYRA t-shirt. This was my first LYRA Regatta. I remember the Freeman Cup Race was from Rochester NY to Kingston. I sailed with Timmy Pete on his CC29.

POTW October 24, 2019Our Photo of the Week comes from one of our CY team members who writes “This is my son and his best bud.  Both are boaters already.”

POTWOur Photo of the Week comes from Mark and Lisa Harris who winter in Vancouver, Washington and spend their summers in Telegraph Cove, BC, in the Broughtons, where the picture was taken. “we have spent our summer holidays for the last 28 years. Since our retirement 3 years ago, we now spend 10-12 weeks up north. “

POTW MysticThis week’s Photo of the Week brings us a boat we may see more of. This Mystic is a Florida performance boat – there’s only one dealer in Canada, Sudbury’s The Car Lot Etc.
Canadian Yachting team member Sarah from Midland, ON, sent the shot along.

Beautiful CanadaI am new to boating. Bought a 2019 Ranger Tug in April followed by taking a short boating course and headed out. Spent from late May to early August in the Canadian Pacific north. 

Smidgy and PortsArie and Maribeth sent us this photo from their honeymoon departing Killarney…I think they were in the Benjamins for this shot. 

POTW August 8 - Photo by Jessica LeeThis shot was taken last week by Jessica Lee, a freelance photography pro, Albacore racer and part time crew.  We were aboard Esprit de Corps III, one of Canada’s few internationally competing racers.  Our skipper, Maxime Grimard,

POTW JacquesIt was a trip 2 or 3 years ago, and all 4 boats traveled up to the Killarney area in a flotilla--Sea'chelle, Unwinder, Gillian, and After Sailin'. Perfect weather and beautiful scenery, which some of the group had never seen. Five of us climbed up to the very top of that ridge above Covered Portage. You can just see my shoe in the foreground. 

Canada Day Photo ContestCongratulations to everyone who sent along a wonderful Canada Day photo. Fabulous photos and what a variety. We now have an annual tradition!

JillJust as you were, the people who labour in the trenches at CY were out on the water with their families over the Canada Day weekend too. And they took some photos that we are sharing for our Photos of the Week.

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