Please select your home edition
Edition
Insun - AC Program

Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges Team update

by Spirit of Canada Team on 5 Dec 2013
Chris Stanmore-Major onboard Spartan - Velux 5 Oceans Ainhoa Sanchez/Velux 5 Oceans
Check out the latest updates for the Spirit of Canada Team!

Chris Stanmore-Major (CSM) has joined the Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges Team to enhance the offshore training efforts utilizing the Volvo 60 Spirit of Adventure.

Chris brings a wealth of offshore experience having completed his first around the world race as skipper aboard the Chinese entry; Qingdao, during the Clipper Round the World Race in 2009/10. Following on his excellent finish with amateur crew during the Clipper Race, Chris utilized Sir Robin Knox Johnston’s Open 60 Spartan to compete singlehanded as a competitor alongside Derek in the Velux 5 Oceans Race, completing his second circumnavigation in fourth overall.

Chris is currently working alongside the team preparing the Volvo 60 Spirit of Adventure for the busy winter Caribbean circuit and then the 2014 summer offshore training sessions. Chris has his sights firmly set on participating in another singlehanded around the world race and Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges will be assisting him in his quest. During the summer of 2014, Chris will be utilizing the team’s Open 60 Spirit of Canada to continue training and securing sponsorship.

Lunenburg to Antigua, November 2013

On November 16th, Derek and Chris departed Lunenburg on Spirit of Adventure with a full complement of aspiring offshore sailors. After eight days and 20 hours, the exhausted but satisfied crew arrived in Antigua with a real sense of accomplishment having sailed 1700nm offshore on a very challenging grand prix sailboat. During the trip, the group encountered the Gulf Stream complete with 40 knot squalls, cold and extreme conditions.

Upcoming Offshore Schedule

In February 2014, crew-members along with Derek and Chris will compete in the RORC’s Caribbean 600 followed by the Heineken Regatta in March. A number of training sessions to and from Antigua, Bermuda and The Canary Islands are planned for the summer and fall of 2014. The offshore training sessions aboard Spirit of Adventure are a fantastic way for Derek and the team to stay in shape and also present a great personal challenge for people just like you who want to experience an ocean passage in a safe, reliable, trusted boat. This truly is a world-class adventure with world-class skippers aboard podium finishing boats. The ultimate holiday where you leave with more than you came with.

As in business, success on the water depends on strong teamwork, leadership, communication and a competitive spirit. Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges draws on all of its combined experience in offshore sailing to take individuals, couples and teams on the adventure of a lifetime.

For a full offshore training schedule and availability please visit our website or contact us by phone at 902.531.2532 or via email at sail@spiritofcanada.net.

Sailing one of these boats offshore is not like a cruise or charter, it's not particularly fun or relaxing; it is however an experience in adventure that you will never forget.

Please contact us for more information if you are interested in one of these events and please forward this email to anyone that you think would be interested.

Contact Patianne Verburgh at 902.531.2532 or sail@spiritofcanada.net

Mariners Museum 660x82Wildwind 2016 660x82Zhik AkzoNobelb 660x82

Related Articles

Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac set sail from Chicago on July 15th
More than 300 boats have registered for the 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust More than 300 boats have registered for the 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust, one of the world’s longest-running freshwater distance races. “The Mac”, which takes most competitors well over 24 hours to complete, is a 333-mile sprint from the Chicago Lighthouse, just east of Navy Pier, to the Round Island Channel near Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Posted today at 5:57 am
Key West Race Week 2018 - Cancelled
After extensive discussion/deliberation Storm Trysail Club decided not to organize Key West Race Week in January 2018. After extensive discussion and deliberation the Storm Trysail Club has decided not to organize and hold Key West Race Week in January 2018. Many factors led to this difficult decision. The bottom line is that with declining participation, the event has become heavily dependent upon sponsorship making the event unsustainable in its current format.
Posted today at 5:19 am
Registration in full swing for 2017 Rolex Big Boat Series
When it comes to determining fastest guns in west, Rolex Big Boat Series served as left coast’s pivotal proving ground. When it comes to determining the fastest guns in the west, Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by the venerable St. Francis Yacht Club, has long served as the left coast’s pivotal proving ground. Of the 40 regattas StFYC hosts each year, Rolex Big Boat Series is the signature event and enjoys a proud 52-year history of testing competitors’ skills in demanding, rewarding conditions of San Francisco Bay.
Posted today at 4:29 am
Celebrations for 15 years of C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Regatta
Sailors from US and Canada will arrive in Newport to take part in a regatta that has become synonymous with achievement. This year the 2.4mR and Sonar classes will be racing at The Clagett and the competitors will benefit from coaches, Betsy Alison (Newport, RI), Mike Ingham (Rochester, NY) and Brian Todd (Glen Haven, Nova Scotia, Canada), being on hand to provide coaching on and off water.
Posted on 25 May
Argentario Sailing Week and Panerai Classic Challenge – 4 weeks to go
In 2017, yachts will be racing for one day more than compared to past editions, for a total of four days. In 2017, yachts will be racing for one day more than compared to past editions, for a total of four days. A novelty that will allow crews to enjoy the hospitality of the Argentario and Porto Santo Stefano to the fullest and offer sailing enthusiasts the opportunity of retracing 115 years of sailing history while strolling down the docks.
Posted on 25 May
See how your smart phone can help save your life
OLAS, the man overboard location alert app from Exposure Lights is available on Android as well as through App Store. OLAS, the man overboard location alert app from Exposure Lights is now available on Android as well as through the App Store.
Posted on 25 May
Setsail Back Sea Int Regatta – Two intense days of competition
Excellent wind conditions powered three inshore races demanding both sailing skills and the challenging offshore race. Excellent wind conditions, 10-25 knots, powered the three inshore races demanding both strategy and sailing skills and the challenging offshore race.
Posted on 25 May
RORC Myth of Malham Race – Rambler 88 joins 140 yacht fleet
In essence the first 130 miles of the race mirrors the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race. In essence the first 130 miles of the race mirrors the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race, with tactical and strategic decisions to be made along the tidal headlands of the south coast of England.
Posted on 25 May
Ludde Ingvall’s European tour with super maxi CQS
While in the Finnish capital, where the skipper grew up, CQS will contest the Alandia Surrsaari Race. While in the Finnish capital, where the skipper grew up, CQS will contest the Alandia Surrsaari Race.
Posted on 25 May
Biggest Round-the-World Ocean Race returns to Fremantle
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has today announced it will return to Fremantle, Western Australia The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has today announced it will return to Fremantle, Western Australia, during the eleventh edition of the world’s biggest round-the-world ocean race.
Posted on 25 May