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 08 Jun 2010
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A Challenging Susan Hood Trophy Race

A tradition for more than 50 years, the Susan Hood Trophy Race was witness to growing popularity of offshore racing on Lake Ontario; 75 yachts answered the call and showed up for the first overnight race of the season on the lake. As usual, the race dished out its challenging weather conditions, only it wasn't the cold in 2010 but rather, some amazing thunderstorms that kept the crews entertained. Everyone got back safe and sound to talk about the incredible display of lightning!

After a second place finish in New York City, Cape Breton Island hopes to be the first Clipper Round the World participant to win the leg into their home port; the fleet left the Hudson river earlier this week on their way to Sydney, Nova Scotia. where they are expected by the end of the week.

Diane Reid, Toronto's own One Girl Ocean Challenge is taking part in the Bermuda Ocean Race on June 11th; the event is another step in her preparation for the 2011 Mini Transit race; the race tracker should be available soon at Good luck Diane!

I would also like to welcome David Schmidt to the Sail-World family; David is joining us as the Sail-World USA editor.

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

Another Challenging Susan Hood Trophy Race
Guy Perrin,
The Susan Hood Trophy Race, a rite of Spring for over 50 years for sailors and racers at the western end of Lake Ontario saw an increase in participation again for 2010. The race, named after the daughter of PCYC member Doug Hood, who offered the trophy for the race in the mid-fifties, is usually a cold and daunting overnight event.... [more]
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Volunteer at 2010 OPTINAM in Kingston!
Marianne Davis,
Come join in the fun as a volunteer at OPTINAM this summer! Cork Sail Kingston welcomes 204 entrants from 22 countries as far afield as Japan and New Zealand to the 2010 IODA North American Championship (from June 26 to July 4) to Kingston Ontario, Canada.... [more]
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29th Annual C&C Owners Regatta & Rendezvous
Andy Adams,
29th Annual C&C Owners Regatta & Rendezvous, June 25-27 in Toronto. Any manufactured C&C boat is welcome. Full 2 day racing program, both white sail and spinnaker complete with awards. Full 2 day cruising itinerary for non-racers and families. 'Beads, Boas & Blues' Mardi Gras theme - Cajun cuisine, live Jazz and Mississippi River Boat Gamblin' Casino Friday and Blues on Saturday featuring... [more]
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Cape Breton Island aims to break home port curse in Clipper 09-10
Clipper Ventures,
All eyes will be on Canadian entry, Cape Breton Island as the internationally sponsored teams departed New York for the start of Race 11 of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race to Sydney, Cape Breton Island. With the home port curse appearing to have its hold across the fleet, the Canadian team will be hoping to be the first to achieve the elusive accolade of winning into their home port.... [more]
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Port Credit In-Water Boat Show Celebrates 20 Years - August 27-29
Heather Robertson,
The Port Credit In-Water Boat Show is the only boat show that features both new AND used power and sail boats in the water and on the hard. Walk the docks at the Port Credit Harbour Marina and see new and used power and sail boats. On the 'hard' visit land displays featuring marine equipment and services. Canada's only consignment tent; speakers all weekend and entertainment.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Changes afoot for fleet as weather takes a turn
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race, Race 11 from New York to Nova Scotia. To borrow a footballing cliché, Race 11 looks like being a race of two halves. The conditions for the early part of the 800-mile Eagle Spirit Race to Sydney, Cape Breton Island, have produced a fast start and the teams should be able to cover some good mileage.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Stefano Gattini provides images from the event
Stefano Gattini & Sail-World,
Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena has seen some surprises, it has also seen both good and bad weather extremes. Stefano Gattini is there and has supplied some excellent images for the pleasure of Sail-world readers.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 – Race 11 to Nova Scotia gets underway
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 update: All eyes will be on Canadian entry, Cape Breton Island as the internationally sponsored teams departed New York for the start of Race 11 of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race to Sydney, Cape Breton Island.... [more]
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Jeni Bone,
The Sail-World network of sailing news sites worldwide continues to strengthen with the appointment of Seattle based, Sail-World USA Editor, David Schmidt.... [more]
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Last Chance to win to win a PredictWind Professional subscription
Richard Gladwell,
Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! COMPETITION CLOSES SOON!! There are ten annual subscriptions of the just released new version of PredictWind's Professional Forecast Package top be won in Sail-World's competition.... [more]
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Cape Breton Island arrives in New York in second place
Clipper Ventures,
In a race which went right down to the wire, Cape Breton Island has arrived in New York, having narrowly missed out on line honours which were claimed by Uniquely Singapore. The south east Asian team has been in a nip and tuck race with the Canadian entry since departing Jamaica eight days ago on the tenth leg of the global series.... [more]
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Canadian Albacore Association: 2010 Season Begins
Ken Yamazaki,
The season has finally begun! The weekly Friday Toronto club series began on May 7th and the first two races of the Harbour Master series were held on May 24th.... [more]
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