Solo Sailor Rescue

Yet another solo sailor has been rescued by a commercial ship, this time a car carrier, after his yacht was rolled and holed during a storm in the South Pacific, some 1250nm north east of Auckland. Canadian sailor Art Munneke, a member of the SaltSpring Island Yacht Club, had survived for five days after the incident, augmenting his electric bilge pump with hand pumping. When the bilge pump failed he let off his EPIRB.

Outdoor Life

The Atlantic Marine Trades Association has learned that the OLN Network is planning to film travel segments this summer with Newfoundland & Labrador, PEI, Nova Scotia and other surrounding areas scheduled as stops in their TV series.

Race The CapeCape Breton Island is a sailors’ destination.  Race the Cape is a sailor’s dream.  Five days of challenging point to point racing through the amazing Bras d’Or and along Cape Breton’s rugged Atlantic coast.  Seven nights of legendary Cape Breton food, hospitality and entertainment!

John OsborneThe word legend implies that you have been around for a long time and John who has been racing sailboats for over 60 years it doesn’t seem that long.  In addition to his sailing prowess John has also been in the marine industry for almost 50 years.  In that time he has worked in boat building, spar and fitting manufacturing, sail making, and for the past number of years the as a distributor of marine hardware.

LoorThe Lake Ontario 300 Challenge is the premier offshore race on Lake Ontario, and it provides a challenging circumnavigation of the lake. A group of double handed racers originally developed the The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge as the ultimate double handed challenge in 1990 and it still remains the longest annual fresh water race.

ConcordWith the launch of its first 65’ Concord, Coastal Craft of Gibsons BC marks both its largest build to date and a departure in styling from its smaller designs. At the request of the customer, says president Jeff Rhodes, the aluminum builder has given the 65 a European-influenced profile that is both more upright, with two full decks, and more gracefully swept back than the workboat-inspired styling of its smaller boats.

John Craig

Craig was for 11 years the PRO at St. Francis Yacht Club and who most recently the PRO of the 34th America’s Cup. Sail-World talked to him in San Francisco yesterday, as he prepares to head to Southampton about the challenges ahead in steering the major restructure of the ISAF peak Olympic class series.

Invasive SpeciesRegistration and abstract submission are now open for the second Terrestrial Invasive Plant Species (TIPS II) meeting. This meeting will be held at the University of Toronto Mississauga on 6-8 August 2014. We are inviting presentations on the ecology, evolution, impacts, and management of plants invading terrestrial systems in Ontario, Canada and surrounding areas.

EricsonAll owners of Ericson sailboats – not to mention Olson, Independence and other Bruce King designs – in the Pacific Northwest are invited to this year’s Ericson Rendezvous June 28-29 at Maple Bay Marina.

CharmOrganizers of the Pacific Yacht Conference, slated for May 28-29 in Vancouver, have confirmed that BC Minister for Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, Shirley Bond, will deliver the event’s welcome address. The conference will provide a forum for Northwest yacht builders, refitters, designers, brokers, marinas and service providers to tackle issues and encourage growth in the industry.

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