The Canadian marine industry is getting ready for the fall boat show season; the Greater Toronto Area is hosting the 20th Annual Port Credit In Water Boat Show August 27-29, while, a little further south, Newport will be hosting the Newport International Boat Show September 16-19. Annapolis will host both the United States Sailboat Show on October 7-11 and United States Powerboat Show October 14-17!
Over in Europe, many of the Open 60 circuit regulars are out racing in the Solitaire du Figaro – the perfect single-handed offshore race that pits racers against each other as they all race in the same Beneteau Figaro 2 yacht. Armel Le Cleac'h on Brit Air leads after Leg 1; 45 racers are currently returning to Brest in Brittany to complete Leg 2 from their start yesterday in sunny Gijon, Spain.
2010 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards is now inviting nominations; who will join Torben Grael and Anna Turncliffe, the 2009 recipients of the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing?
Chris Bake, a Canadian living in the U.A.E., and crew Cameron Appleton, Jeff Brock, Matt Cassidy, Andrew Estcourt, Ben Graham, Nigel King, Rome Kirby and Chris Noble when Team Aqua pulled an enviable treble by winning the match racing, fleet racing and overall championship at the RC 44 Valencia Cup in Spain.
Closer to home, Al Clark from the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club was crowned the 2010 Canadian Laser Masters Champion at the recent 2010 Canadian Laser Masters Championships hosted by the Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club.
That's it for this week. Hope to see you on the water!
Power and Sailboats galore at the 20th Annual Port Credit Boat Show Heather Robertson, Over 80 power and sailboats are booked on Q, R and T docks for the 20th anniversary of the Port Credit Boat Show. Along with all these great boat lines, there will be numerous land displays of marine services including Services Canada, Border Services, and a long time favourite the Coast Guard Cutter - which will be located at the end of Q dock. Visit www.portcreditboatshow.ca.... [more] Share this story
Solitaire du Figaro-Beyou in the lead, high winds and rain on the menu Solitaire du Figaro, Solitaire du Figaro fleet crossed the high pressure ridge fairly early and is now preparing for the second night at sea, on their plate strong breeze, autumnal weather and rain. SN1 mark could be rounded soon. The worries of crossing the high pressure ridge are only a memory for the skippers who left Gijon to Brest for the 385 long second leg.... [more] Share this story
Tuggy The Safety Tugboat will visit the Port Credit Boat Show! Heather Robertson, Tuggy The Safety Tugboat will be at the Port Credit Boat Show Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29 talking about boating safety to boaters of all ages. Tuggy is a Robotronics robot. Along with his operators Jim and Nancee Adams, he is a spokes'boat' promoting the boating lifestyle and boat safety. He'll be talking to the kids and the grown-ups too...... [more] Share this story
RC44 Valencia Cup - Team Aqua rules Bernard Schopfer, Chris Bake's Team Aqua pulled an enviable treble by winning the match racing, fleet racing and overall championship at the RC44 Valencia Cup.... [more] Share this story
Canadian Laser Masters Championships – Final Report Gerry Giffin, From July 23 to 25, sailors from coast to coast in Canada – British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia - and from the U.S. (along with one entry from Nortern Ireland) descended on the Village of Sturgeon Point, in Ontario cottage country, to participate in the 2010 Canadian Laser Masters Championships - host club, the Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club.... [more] Share this story
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2010 - Nominations invited RegattaNews, 2010 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing is now inviting nominations. Since the first Awards presentation in 1994, the nominees and winners have always included the highest achievers from all disciplines of the sport.... [more] Share this story
2010 Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA) Sailing Regatta Michael Hart, The 2010 MLA Sailing Regatta was hosted by Muskoka Lakes Golf & Country Club (MLG&CC) Sunday August 1st, where over 50 sailors participated in the day, racing in 30 sailboats. A strong audience of race coaches, instructors, parents and other observers watched the racing action. Race day began with a noon Skippers meeting, followed by races for 6 classes of sailboats.... [more] Share this story
Artemis Challenge at Cowes Week – Dee Caffari claims fourth place Coralie Rassinoux, After a ‘disastrous' start to the Artemis Challenge yesterday due to an issue with their spinnaker, British yachtswoman Dee Caffari and her crew aboard GAES Centros Auditivos fought hard from the back of the fleet to secure fourth place in the annual IMOCA 60 sprint around the Isle of Wight.... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series - Extreme Team GAC Pindar take on windsurfers Kate Brewer, Extreme Sailing Series in Cowes saw the action continue in great style on day four, with gusts of up to 24 knots leading to more spectacular, yet taxing racing for the fleet. Before the racing, as part of the afternoon entertainment, Team GAC Pindar's skipper and windsurfing fanatic, Nick Moloney, challenged a fleet of windsurfers to race against the team's high speed Extreme 40 catamaran.... [more] Share this story
Winter racing hotting up on Hobart's River Derwent Peter Campbell, In their first season on the River Derwent, two SB3 sports boats are leading Division two of the Derwent Sailing Squadron's Boat Sales Tasmania Winter Series going into Sunday's race four of the five-race series. Brett and Jacinta Cooper's Harcourts is on five points from a second and a third while Nick Rogers Tolling Shipping has six points from a first and a fifth on corrected time.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston unveils two British skippers Velux 5 Oceans, Velux 5 Oceans: Not since Sir Robin-Knox Johnston sailed into the record books as the victor of the Golden Globe back in 1969 has a British skipper won a single-handed round the world race. But that could all be about to change as Sir Robin himself today announced not one but two British sailors who will compete in The Ultimate Solo Challenge.... [more] Share this story
Solitaire du Figaro second leg skippers leave sunny Spain for Brest Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, La Solitaire du Figaro - The 45 sailors competing on the 41st edition got off today at 14:00 from the Spanish town of Gijon, under sunny skies with 8/9 knots of breeze from the North. Internationally renowned skipper Yann Elies on Generali Europe Assistance takes the lead.... [more] Share this story
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship – DeVos claims title International Melges 32 Class Association, Melges 32 U.S. National Championship, hosted by Little Traverse Yacht Club. Ideal racing conditions just weren't meant to be on the final day of scheduled races at the event, although initially it did appear early on to be promising.... [more] Share this story
RC44 Valencia Cup - Team Aqua stands up Ignacio Baixauli, RC44 Valencia Cup Day 5 - Chris Bake's Team Aqua stood up to challenging conditions today and find themselves the new leaders of the fleet racing at the RC 44 Valencia Cup.... [more] Share this story
2010 MacMan International Race Is In the Books Dave Naples, The race to the best cruising grounds in the world is over. After a start on Mackinac Island, a stop in Gore Bay, Ontario, and a finish in Little Current, the race is completed. There were 26 boats participating as divergent as a 40-foot racer to a 24-foot cruiser. The common thread being they all wanted to race and enjoy the waters of the North Channel.... [more] Share this story
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