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 01 Sep 2010
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Another Successful Port Credit Boat Show

With the late summer weather cooperating, the Port Credit In-Water Boat Show proved to be another successful event in 2010. Many yachts on display, both power and sails along with various seminars and information booths on land all contributed in ensuring that visitors were totally immersed in all things nautical. Yacht brokers were also pleased following better sales at the show than previous years. Congratulations to all who were involved!

The International C Class Catamaran Championships were hosted at New York Yacht Club in Newport, RI from August 22-28, 2010. The IC4 is the successor to the Little America's Cup as the championship event for the for the C class catamarans. After beating Australians Glenn Ashby and James Spithill on Alpha in the last day match race series, Canadians Fred Eaton and Magnus Clarke, on Canaan, were glorious and successful again in defending the International C-Class Catamaran Trophy that they first won in 2007.

Hayling Island in the UK is host to the 2010 World Laser Championships; the Canadian Senior team is struggling a bit against the strong European teams but there is still much racing to go; hopefully the conditions will stabilize over the next few days as they have been rather challenging in the early days of the event.

For those who, like me, can't get enough of international offshore racing events, you can set your sight on the upcoming Route du Rhum, the 8th episode of this highly successful single-handed transatlantic race is schedule for October 31st. The event is always interesting as it takes place every four years and offers many categories to follow; from the Open 60 and Class 40 mono hull yachts to the Multi 50 and Open multi hull. Hopefully, we can witness the same level of competition on the water that we saw in 2006 when Jourdain finished ahead of Le Cam by only 26 minutes after a little over 12 days of racing their Open 60's! The next other offshore event is the Barcelona World Race in December; the second edition of this two-handed non-stop round the world race is gaining popularity with racers and was highly appreciated by followers on shore in 2007-08, thanks to the latest communications technologies.

See you on the water!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

Laser World Championships - Day 2 - More tricky conditions!
Canadian Yachting Association,
Today there was light sea breeze but the wind came in at about midday at 120 to gradually veer to 180 degrees during the afternoon with 6 knots for most of the day. Combine that with a strong current and it made for quite challenging racing. The day started with a postponement on shore for an hour and half. When that flag came down the T flag went up to allow towing out to the race course.... [more]
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Port Credit In-Water Boat Show A Huge Success!
Heather Robertson,
New and Used boats, both power and sail sold at last weekend's Port Credit In-Water Boat Show. Hosted by the Port Credit Harbour Marina and The Store, Mason's Chandlery August 27-29, the show saw great crowds and great boat buying weather. There were over 100 boats exhibited in-the-water and on the hard and over 40 land displays.... [more]
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Laser Worlds - Day 2 balancing act
Laser Worlds,
Laser World Championships - Across today's two testing qualifying heats off Hayling Island, England it was avoiding the early high score discard that was top of the agenda for most sailors.... [more]
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Van Liew Signs First Associate Sponsor
Velux 5 Oceans,
ONDECK Group has joined forces with Brad Van Liew's ECO 60 campaign to compete in the VELUX 5 OCEANS race, signing on as the first Associate Sponsor and attaining exceptional branding opportunities on the mast, deck and sails of Le Pingouin. ONDECK will also serve as the exclusive source of Official Team Lazarus/Le Pingouin merchandise available to the general public.... [more]
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Laser Worlds - A sea-breeze second day
Laser Worlds,
Laser Senior and Junior Championships - After a postponement ashore for two hours both fleets have been sent afloat.... [more]
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Little America's Cup: Images from the final day
Christophe Launay,
Christophe Launay presents this gallery of images from the final day of the Little America's Cup sailed at Newport under the burgee of the New York Yacht Club. The Canadian Defender, Cannaan successfuly retained the trophy from Australia's James Spithill and Glenn Ashby.... [more]
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Route du Rhum - La Banque Postale sights set for Monohull Safran
Soazig Guého,
Route du Rhum - La Banque Postale ninth edition is the big event of the 2010 season for Marc Guillemot and the monohull Safran. The legendary transatlantic race between St. Malo and Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe will start on 31st October.... [more]
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Laser World Championships Day 1 - Bullot puts field on notice
Laser Worlds,
Laser World Championships. Racing Day 1 broke the pattern of blustery winds and intermittent rain which have prevailed through pre-championships training phase, replaced absolutely on cue by bluebird skies, summer sunshine and light to moderate mainly northerly breezes.... [more]
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Melges 24 North American Championship 2010 - Entry deadline tomorrow
Fiona Brown,
Melges 24 North American Championship 2010 - Tomorrow, Tuesday 31 August 2010, is the entry deadline for the Championship being hosted by the Rochester Yacht Club on Lake Ontario. With racing from Thursday 23 September to Sunday 26 September, a post racing keg provided by Lakeside Beverages each day its going to be the perfect long weekend combination of serious racing and fun relaxation.... [more]
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Laser Worlds 2010 - Practice race cancelled UK,
Strong winds disrupted the Laser Worlds at Hayling Island Sailing Club, near Portsmouth on Sunday.... [more]
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Groupama sets new record for Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race
Trish Jenkins,
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2010 - Volvo Open 70, Groupama, crossed the Royal Yacht Squadron Line today at 11.26.55 (BST) to claim line honours and take both the race and course records.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: 2014 America's Cup - the Backdrop to the Decisions
Richard Gladwell,
With revised America's Cup Protocol due out mid-next week, and the decision on the boat for the 34th America's Cup due a month later it seems that the arrangements for the 2014 regatta are slowly coming into focus. The Protocol itself is not a biggie. It is a living document, and will be amended and tweaked right up to the time that the America's Cup is sailed.... [more]
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