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 10 Jun 2011
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Canadian sailors performing on the international scene!

All the boats are safely at the dock at the St. George's Dinghy and Sports Club in Bermuda following completion of the single-handed Leg 1 of the Bermuda 1-2. Congratulations to Canadians Diane Reid and Philippe Laville for completing the leg in their Mini 6.5. The start of double-handed return race to Newport is set for Thursday, June 16th.

The Canadian Sailing Team is finally enjoying better racing conditions at the 2012 Olympics sailing venue in Weymouth, UK and are showing good results at the Skandia Sail for Gold international event. Hudson Yacht Club hosted the 2011 CYA Womens National Keelboat Championship last week-end, find the results in the news story.

Nova Scotia sailors Mike Evans and Matt Stokes have shown the world what Canadian sailors can achieve leading their team on Diva, a Concordia Taylor 47 to a series of bullets on both inshore and offshore races at the 2011 Korea Cup International Yacht Race. Mike and Scott represented Canada as guest of the Korean Sailing Federation for this event. Congratulations of your achievement!

Velux is back as the title sponsor for the 2014 edition of the Velux 5 Oceans race; Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, President of Clipper Ventures the event organizers confirmed earlier this week that the next edition will include the SolOceans One Design Class racing alongside the successful Eco 60 Class. Solo skippers will race around the world on a level playing field in identical 52-foot yachts. Back home, Velux Canada hosted a lunch yesterday in Oakville, On. to celebrate Canadian solo skipper Derek Hatfield's achievement in the 2010-11 version of the race.

Racers in the annual Lake Ontario Susan Hood Trophy Race had to deal with no wind a few hours after the Friday start where many drifted in unison under the lights of the Hamilton steel plants before getting hit by a sever storm some hours later while on the way to the mouth of the Niagara River on the south shore of the lake. Many reported sustained wind velocities over 30 knots and torrential downpours, which caused some retirements. Keith Bechard's ZOOM from RCYC, took line honors finishing shortly after 10:00am on Saturday morning, the last yacht came in safely after 9:00pm that evening.

Fair winds!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

Velux Canada Hosts Derek Hatfield's Welcome Home
Elizabeth A Kerr,
Nels Moxness, President, Velux Canada and avid supporter and dear friend officially welcomed Derek back to Canada yesterday after he successfully finished the 2010/2011 Velux 5 Oceans Race. Unlike Derek's competitors, Derek's Spirit of Canada Campaign has raised the funds to support this campaign one kilometer, one supporting name on deck and one dollar at a time.... [more]
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CYA Women's National Keelboat Championships delivers!
Canadian Yachting Association,
After a long and sometimes rocky road, the CYA Womens National Keelboat Championship has finally came to pass. The event was to take place in September of 2010, but due to low water in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway last year, the event was postponed to now. In the end we had ten boats competing, from four provinces.... [more]
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Canadian Sailors win at the Korea Cup International Yacht Race
Guy Perrin,
Mike Evans and Matt Stokes are coming back from the 2011 Korea Cup International Yacht Race with their chin up and a beautiful trophy. The Korea Sailing Federation invited sailors from many countries to provide an international flair to the newly contested Korea Cup International Yacht Race; Mike and Matt helped a team of Korean sailors achieve great success at the event.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - Champagne sailing for Canada
Canadian Yachting Association,
Another great day of sailing here in Weymouth. The wind started off somewhat lighter than the previous 2 days which had many sailors grinning as the heavy air was starting to take its toll both physically and mentally. By days end a few of those grins were gone as the breeze once again approached the high teen, but reality is this was champagne sailing for Olympian and Paralympians alike.... [more]
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Etchells World Championship - Hardesty extends + Video
Etchells Worlds,
On Day 4 of the 2011 Etchells World Championship regatta in San Diego, CA, one race was scheduled. Eager to gain the early edge, and appearing to see a perceived advantage in the center/left of the line, boats piled over the start line early near the center R/C start boat Corinthian for the first General Recall.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 day 4 Video
Nicky Moore,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 Day 4 Video highlights... [more]
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34th America's Cup – Loick Peyron committed to Energy Team challenge
Pierre Giboire,
34th America's Cup challenger Energy Team are the seventh team entered into the competition to be staged in San Francisco in September 2013 So it is to be Loïck Peyron, who will be at the helm of the maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V for the Jules Verne Trophy this winter. This decision in no way affects his commitment to the Energy Team challenge to conquer the 34th America's Cup.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper's boat race and a half to Fiji
Hamish Hooper,
Camper, sailed by Emirates Team NZ had a real work-out on the final day of the Auckland-Musket Cove, Fiji Race. The entry in the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race led the event for the first four days, and surprisingly managed to head off the ORMA60, TeamVodafoneSailing, which was expected to make a fast time of just two days or less to sail the 1,140nm course, and smash the race record.... [more]
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Archives and Collections Society Announces History of Yachting Exhibit
Archives and Collections Soociety,
The Archives and Collections Society announces its summer exhibition The History of Yachting from June 11 - August 4, 2011. This year's exhibition will be showcasing the art of famous yacht designers and illustrating how their designs evolved.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race 2011-12 - Dee Caffari is new Race Ambassador
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) welcomes round the world yachtswoman, Dee Caffari MBE, as Race Ambassador.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 video highlights from Day 2
Nicky Moore,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 video highlights, including interviews, from Day 2 in Weymouth and Portland.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans 2014-15 welcomes SolOceans One Design class
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans 2014-15 ninth edition will welcome the SolOceans One Design Class alongside the Eco 60 Class. It will allow sailors, both men and women, to race solo around the world on a level playing field. Thanks to its reasonable and controlled budgets, a good number of skippers and sponsors of all nationalities will therefore be able to take each other on using the same weapons.... [more]
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Loïck Peyron announced as skipper of Maxi Banque Populaire V
Marine Carrié,
Loick Peyron was announced today as the skipper of the Maxi Banque Populaire V. The press conference was held in Paris with Olivier Klein, CEO of the Commercial and Insurance Bank of BPCE Group, making the announcement.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012: Monster of the Sea has been unleashed
Lisa Ramsperger,
Mar Mostro, the 'Monster of the Sea,' from Puma has been unleashed into the waters of Newport, Rhode Island. 'Mar Mostro is in the water and we're eager to let her loose,' said Ken Read. As I have said before, these races are won or lost before the start. Our entire design and build team has done their job amazingly well, now it's up to the sailors to keep the momentum going.'... [more]
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2011 Sail for Gold ~ First Day a long one for Canadians
Canadian Yachting Association,
The first day of racing at the 2011 Sail for Gold Regatta is finally over after many postponements across all fleets as a persistent NW based breeze stuck around longer than anticipated, before skies cleared giving way to SW conditions that were idyllic albeit very late in the day.... [more]
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Susan Hood Trophy Race Results
Guy Perrin,
Soaked crews made it back to PCYC after experiencing the full gamut of conditions in the 2011 Susan Hood Trophy Race. Many abandoned the race after hours of drifting near the Burlington Weather Mark, those who persevered towards the Niagara mark were eventually greeted by a cold front that swept across lake Erie and the western end of Lake Ontario on Saturday morning... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 video highlights from Day 1
Nicky Moore,
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 video highlights, including interviews, from the opening day in Weymouth and Portland.... [more]
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2011 Port Credit In-Water Boat Show - August 26-28, 2011 - Port Credit
Heather Robertson,
Ontario's premier boat show, the Port Credit In-Water Boat Show is celebrating 21 years August 26-28, 2011. It will be hosted once again, at the Port Credit Harbour Marina – The Boating Super Centre – in Mississauga, ON. 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.... [more]
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Long Point Challenge - Collins Bay Yacht Club - June 25-26, 2011
Scot Mundle,
The Long Point Challenge will be run June 25-26 from Collins Bay Yacht Club, near Kingston. This 107 mile race will leave Collins Bay, turn right at Long Point (Prince Edward Point), continue out to the Lake Ontario Weather Buoy and return. All offshore capable boats are invited. Multihulls, double handed, fully crewed, etc... we will take you!... [more]
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The Susan Hood Trophy Race gains popularity
Guy Perrin,
A tradition at the Port Credit Yacht Club since the mid-fifties, the Susan Hood Trophy Race is usually known as the beginning of the offshore racing season at the western end of Lake Ontario. For 2011, racers' enthusiasm for the event appears to be taking us back to it's glory days with nearly 100 yachts registered and eager to get to the start line.... [more]
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Annapolis to Newport 2011 First out the Bay
Chip Thayer,
Annapolis to Newport 2011 has seen all of the First Out of the Bay winners been decided with the exclusion of the Cruiser class and for that group, the AYC Commodore Torgerson and the crew aboard Dragon seem poised for a victory.... [more]
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