H/H Sailor of the Month of November is Mark Lammens

Mark Lammens

Nov 21, 2019

On November 13 Sail Canada, the national governing body for the sport of sailing, announced Mark Lammens as the Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month.

To many, sailing is more than just a sport – it’s a lifestyle. A living embodiment of that motto is the man himself, Mark Lammens.

For the past 35 years Mark has been involved in many aspects of the sport; as an athlete, coach, volunteer and administrator. He has gone above and beyond with the time, commitment, and passion he has put into the sailing community over the past 3 decades.

Recently, Mark announced his retirement as the Sail Saskatchewan Executive Director, and it is with great pleasure to recognize him as the Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month for everything he has contributed to the sport over the years.

Sail Canada’s Sailor of the Month award acknowledges sailing achievements by Canadians involved or associated with the sport in all its forms. Sail Canada encourages the submission of noteworthy Canadian sailing activities here

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We met with Neptunus Managing Director Jan Willem De Jong this past fall to take the new Neptunus 650F out in Lake Ontario. 

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A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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