The Toronto International Boat Show got off to a solid start this past weekend; cold January weather in Toronto was a good excuse for many to spend the weekend with family at the Boat Show. While the numbers at the turnstiles were down slightly from 2009, booths were busy and vendors are reporting good sales and much improved interest from potential boat buyers.
As in previous years, the Toronto International Boat Show caters to everyone, whether you are cottager shopping for a new family ski boat, an avid angler hoping to acquire a faster bass boat or a retired couple who considers cruising the Trent-Severn Waterway, the show has a vessel to suit your taste. The show floor also includes marinas, yacht clubs and insurance brokers among other service providers; while the Market Place area provides an opportunity to outfit your boat with all the necessary gear, whether it's new electronics, safety equipment or foul weather clothing. Kids will also enjoy the largest indoor lake, complete with wakeboarding demonstrations and Duma, the waterskiing Jack Russell Terrier.
On the international scene, the Clipper Round the World Race fleet is halfway to Singapore and Spirit of Australia was first to the scoring gate this past weekend. Stay tuned for many crew members' reports over the next few days.
Our attention will be shifting to Florida over the next few weeks; keep an eye for our reports from Key West!
Canadian Albacore Association: Recapping '09, Looking Forward to '10 Ken Yamazaki, 2009 was another great season for the Albacore fleet. There was strong participation at all levels, from the Internationals held in Largs, Scotland to local regattas, to the weekly club series in Toronto.... [more] Onsend this story
2010 QCYC/NYC Open Regatta Mark MacRae, The 2010 Lake Ontario Racing Council (LORC) regatta schedule wraps up this year on Saturday, September 11th at Queen City Yacht Club in Toronto. The 1-day, end-of-summer event is co-hosted by National Yacht Club and is the last chance of the season for skippers and crews to race a regatta in the Greater Toronto Area... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10: Jamaica Lightning Bolt hits the front and being chased Clipper Ventures, Light winds turn leader board on its head, Brief spell in the lead for Team Finland as westerly route pays off, Cape Breton Island claws back to second place. .. In the words of Hull & Humber skipper, Piers Dudin: 'What a day! It seems like the wind gods have found a new game - rearranging the order of the Clipper fleet!'... [more] Onsend this story
2010 Star World Championship: Rio de Janeiro unites 11 Star Champions ZDL - João Pedro Nunes, The 2010 Star World Championship will feature 11 world champions among the 81 entries from 20 countries. This is one of the most important sailing events of the season in Brazil. The opening ceremony takes place on Friday, on the same day as the training regatta. The first official race will start on Saturday, at 1 p.m.... [more] Onsend this story
40th Contender World Championships - a new Champion Rob Kothe & Al Constable, Today it was ‘do or die' for several Contenders with aspirations of winning the 40th Contender Worlds title which is on offer this afternoon.... [more] Onsend this story
Toronto Sailor Announces Entry into Mini Transat 6.50 One Girl's Ocean Challenge Media, Diane Reid to participate in 4,000 mile Single-Handed Sailing Race from France to Brazil. Diane is currently at the Toronto International Boat Show with a fully rigged Mini 6.50 on display.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Race 5: Bye bye to the Scoring gate now on to Singapore Clipper Ventures Media, Spirit of Australia wins race to Scoring Gate, Cork and Uniquely Singapore take Scoring Gate points while Jamaica Lightning Bolt has emerged from Stealth Mode and has moved up through the fleet during but there's the tiniest hint of disappointment. What does the next 900 miles hold for the crew on this highly technical stage of Clipper 09-10?... [more] Onsend this story
Toronto International Boat Show - SailFest Review Guy Perrin, While the sun is shining in Toronto this week-end, a quick look at the windchill factor of -12 C provides a welcome excuse to spend some indoor time at the Toronto International Boat Show. The show caters to all forms of on-water activities...... [more] Onsend this story
29er Worlds: France's Fisher and Gouron consolidate to win title Jerelyn Biehl, On the World Championship 29er course, French sailors Kevin Fisher and Glenn Gouron consolidated and won the Worlds by 28 points.... [more] Onsend this story
US Sailing Safety At Sea Seminar at RCYC in April Mike Newbury, RCYC is the only Canadian location for the event this year. Pre-registrations indicate that attendees are coming from all around Lake Ontario. The event will be of special interest to participants in the Lake Ontario 300 race and the Lake Ontario Short Handed Series as well as club racers and recreational boaters.... [more] Onsend this story
Spain's Martinez and Fernandez new 49er World Champions Jerelyn Biehl, Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez of Spain have won their third 49er World Championship ('02, '04, '10) adding to their Olympic Gold medal from Athens in 2004 and Silver medal from Beijing in 2008.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10: Spirit of Australia first to scoring gate Clipper Ventures, Spirit of Australia are the first boat to cross the scoring gate with Cork, Ireland crossing in second place. A change in wind speed and direction has favoured Spirit of Australia. Uniquely Singapore is also in a strong position to pick up points at the scoring gate but the team's skipper, Jim Dobie, is finding the situation tense.... [more] Onsend this story
Award-winning Fusion 15 sailing dinghy re-introduced David Weatherston, The Fusion 15, an award-winning dinghy designed and built in Canada, will be re-introduced at the Toronto Boat Show, by its new builder Fusion Boats. Introduced in 2003, the Fusion 15 was designed by Steve Killing, an eclectic designer and author whose portfolio ranges from America's Cup yachts to canoes.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup: Hope that issues will be sorted in Singapore? Golden Gate Yacht Club and Sail-World, Tom Ehman, Head of External Affairs for BMW Oracle Racing, has issued a statement on behalf of its club the Golden Gate Yacht Club, ahead of the Challenger/Defender Meeting in Singapore next week. However there are still some quite serious issues to be resolved including the question of whether Alinghi 5's sails were constructed in Switzerland.... [more] Onsend this story
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Cape Breton Island Crew Diary - Adrian Healy Adrian Healy, It was a dark night with the winds gusting between 25 and 35 knots. Cape Breton Island humming along through the moderate swells, the helms holding course as the winds and waves pushed the boat first one way then the other, a deck light illuminating our heavyweight spinnaker driving the boat forwards. Just an ordinary day at sea perhaps.... [more] Onsend this story
Alexandra Cup - Match Racing in Vancouver David Williams, Vintage 'R' Class racing, Vancouver, October 8-17, 2010 for the historic Alexandra Cup.... [more] Onsend this story
2010 MacMan, July 22nd to July 24th Dave Naples, The Little Current Yacht Club and the Mackinac Island Yacht Club are proud to announce the dates for the 2010 Seventh Annual Mackinac Island to Manitoulin Island International Yacht Race, known as the MacMan. This year the race will start the Thursday, July 22nd following the Bayview to Mackinac Island Race.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of the Bloody Mary: Not exactly tropical! Ian Roman, Top international photographer, Ian Roman presents this gallery of images from the Bloody Mary Pursuit sailed on the Queen Mary Reservoir, London, last weekend during some of the coldest weather ever experienced in the UK.... [more] Onsend this story
There's nothing can stop her now...Jessica Watson rounding the Horn! Nancy Knudsen, With a 'mere' 35 knots and a 'mere' three metres of swell, Jessica Watson in her 36ft yacht Ella's Pink Lady must be the luckiest girl in the world as she rounds Cape Horn.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup: Challenger takes construction issue to NY Supreme Court Richard Gladwell and Golden Gate YC, Golden Gate Yacht Club, the Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup has filed papers in the New York Supreme Court, challenging the use of 3DL sails, claimed to have been made at the North Sails facility in Nevada. The move in the New York Supreme Court comes while the Challenger and Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve, are meeting in Singapore, under the facilitation of the the International sa... [more] Onsend this story
RS:X Class announces Reach-4-The-Top Training Camp dates for 2010 ISAF / RS:X Class, The RS:X Class is offering the opportunity for windsurfers to maximise their preparations for this year's ISAF Sailing World Cup event and the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship with their Reach-4-The-Top Training Camps.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Race 5: Fleet all bunched up nearing the Sunda Straits Clipper Ventures, 'Fortune has changed the face of the race a number of times and still I am sure there is more to come,' says Team Finland's skipper Rob McInally. He's not wrong there, with just 50 nautical miles separating all ten boats and 750 nautical miles still to go it's anyone's guess which team will secure the top spot into Singapore.... [more] Onsend this story
Is it an Alinghi bird, or is it a plane....? Alinghi Media, Port America's Cup passers-by have been doing a double take recently due to the new arrival of two small weather planes at the Alinghi camp. Jon Bilger, Alinghi's chief weather man, has the answers ... Can you describe these devices? Are they planes, gliders?... [more] Onsend this story
Star Worlds, Brazil 2010: Torben and Marcelo out to win the event ZDL - João Pedro Nunes, Elected best sailor in the world by the International Federation in 2009, captain of the Ericsson 4, winner of the last Volvo Ocean Race, the most traditional around-the-world race, and Brazil's top Olympic medalist and world champion sailor, Torben Grael will attempt a ninth podium finish in the upcoming Star World Championship.... [more] Onsend this story
Contender World Championships day four - Down to the wire Rob Kothe & Al Constable, Current Contender World Champion Italy's Andrea Bonezzi (ITA11) hopes of winning his eighth world title yesterday came under siege from Australia's Jono Neate (AUS 2323) and the question on everyone's lips today was ‘can Neate do it again?'... [more] Onsend this story
International 14 World Championship - Massey wins back to back titles Neil Patchett, British sailor Archie Massey and his crew Dan Wilsdon won the CST Composites International World Championship today with a race to spare on Sydney Harbour.... [more] Onsend this story
CST Composites International 14 World Championships: The day in photos Sail-World.com, Christophe Favreau was on the water at the CST Composites International 14 World Championship in Sydney, 10 January, 2010 and here is a selection of some magic photos of the days action in which Archie Massey gained back to back titles with his fearless crew of Dan Wilsdon... [more] Onsend this story
Contender World Championships Day Three - Two Neate victories Rob Kothe, The Contender World Championships day three belonged to Australian Jono Neate. Race 5 had a clear start, with Jono Neate (AUS2323) choosing to start on the Committee Boat end with event leader Andrea Bonezzi (ITA11) mid line.... [more] Onsend this story
Teams prepare for 86th Star World Championship Star Worlds and Sail-World.com, The Yacht Club of Rio de Janeiro is gearing up for the 86th Star World Championship, that will start on January 16, 2009, just outside of Guanabara Bay.... [more] Onsend this story
Contender World Championship Images from Day Two Contender Worlds, A perfect day out on the water for day two of the Contender World Championships being sailed from the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Manly, Queensland.... [more] Onsend this story
2010 Contender Worlds Day 2- Its tough out there says The Master Al Constable and Rob Kothe, The 40th Contender Worlds Day 2 sailed on a benign Waterloo Bay in Brisbane Australia. Andrea Bonezzi sailed his first Championships 25 years ago and has won seven World titles since then. Today his experience continued to shine through.... [more] Onsend this story
29er World Championship - Fisher and Gouron lead Jerelyn Biehl, On the 29er World Championship course, French sailors Kevin Fisher and Glenn Gouron are leading after a stellar second race leading by two thirds of a leg.... [more] Onsend this story
49er World Championship - Consistent sailing by the Spanish duo Jerelyn Biehl, Consistent sailing in the 49er fleet by Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez have given them a 22 point lead over the fleet with Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis jumping from fifth yesterday to second overall today in the Worlds.... [more] Onsend this story
OK Dinghy World Rankings prior to 2010 World Championships in NZL Robert Deaves, The final OK Dinghy World Ranking List before the much awaited 2010 World Championships in Wellington, New Zealand, in February shows little movement in the top 10... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Race 5 - Decision day Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race. Race 5, Geraldton WA to Singapore. Its neck and neck racing between front runners Cork and Spirit of Australia. A shackle failure has lead to loss of more miles for Cape Breton Island.... [more] Onsend this story
One month to go to the 33rd America's Cup Match Jane Eagleson, BMW Oracle Racing, Today marks the 'one month to go' date before race one of the 33rd America's Cup Match. With the BOR 90 now safely delivered to Valencia, the home of the 33rd Match, the shore team is working flat out to ensure that when the trimaran is handed over to the sailing crew, to move into 'race mode', the boat is match fit and ready to race.... [more] Onsend this story
Chris Steele wins Splash Worlds for New Zealand Zoe Hawkins, Chris Steele (NZL) has won the Splash World Sailing Championships raced this week off Takapuna in Auckland, New Zealand. Declan Burn (NZL) takes silver, and Ben Lutze (NZL), bronze – making it the sixth time in ten years that New Zealanders have won the world championship.... [more] Onsend this story
2010 Contender Worlds Day One images Event Media, Postcard conditions on Brisbane's Waterloo Bay for Day One of the 40th Contender Worlds... [more] Onsend this story
2010 Contender World Championship - Race 1 Photos Suellen Hurling, The 2010 Contender World Championship kicked off today at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron with the 60 competitors racing in perfect Queensland conditions.... [more] Onsend this story
2010 Contender World Championships Day One Al Constable/Rob Kothe, Perfect weather for Day One of the 40th Contender World Championships, being sailed out Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron The standard Olympic Triangle course, was set on Waterloo Bay in an easterly direction heading out towards the gap between King and Pine Islands.... [more] Onsend this story
29er World Championship - New leaders Jerelyn Biehl, On the 29er World Championship course, French sailors Kevin Fisher and Glenn Gouron sailed a great day of 1-3-9. Max Fraser and David Liebenberg of the US have stayed consistent and move into third overall.... [more] Onsend this story
Wind for 2010 Contender World Championships – Day One Al Constable, Sunshine for the Contender sailors preparing their boats ahead of the first races in the 40th Contender World Championships, being sailed put of Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron today.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Race 5: Hull & Humber snaps steering cable Clipper Ventures Media, Hull & Humber deals with snapped steering cable. 'The steering's gone!' For the next few seconds Hull & Humber continued on her course before she started to round up. Job one- get the main centralised; job two - rig up secondary steering; job three - get the kite down; job four - change cable for spare one.' Six miles separate top five teams, Edinburgh Inspiring Capital makes strong gains,... [more] Onsend this story
49er World Championship - Spanish team dominates Jerelyn Biehl, 49er World Championship - Five to eight knots of wind was all that could muster to keep the first day of the finals for the Gold fleet alive.... [more] Onsend this story
Geoff Holt first quadriplegic to cross the Atlantic KTB PR, Geoff Holt has just arrived in Tortola to become the first quadriplegic to sail across the Atlantic. He has sailed the 2,700 mile journey across the Atlantic on a 60ft purpose built catamaran Impossible Dream, unassisted in every aspect of the sailing.... [more] Onsend this story
She has sunk! Three videos from Ady Gil - Earthrace collision with Wha Powerboat-World.com, The Carbon fibre 24 metre (78 foot) bio-diesel powered Ady Gil, formerly Earthrace, the round the world powerboat record holder tangled with the Shonan Mauru 2 has now sunk... [more] Onsend this story
Sydney Hobart 2009 - Won and Lost on First Night Penny Haire, Post race analysis shows that it didn't matter if you were sailing a Maxi or a Sydney 38 - the eventual winners reaped rich rewards from strong currents by making smart tactical decisions on the first night.... [more] Onsend this story
International 14 World Championship Final Series - Brits lead Neil Patchett, CST Composites International 14 Class World Championship Final Series – Day One. Archie Massey and crew Dan Wilsdon won race one of the Final Series in the Gold fleet today in a 5-10knot sou'easter sailed out of North Harbour, Sydney.... [more] Onsend this story
Contender World Champion aims for eight Rob Kothe, Italy's Andrea Bonezzi is the King of the Contender Class. Bonezzi started sailing the Contender single handed trapeze dinghy in 1984 at age 15 and now 25 years on he is the current World Champion with seven World titles to his credit.... [more] Onsend this story
29er World Championship - Haumann and Holtug continue to lead Jerelyn Biehl, On the World Championships 29er course, Danish duo Oscar Haumann and Taus Holtug continue to dominate. Four races were held on the 29er course with only a few teams able to keep all scores in the single digits.... [more] Onsend this story
49er World Championships - Spain leads the way Jerelyn Biehl, 49er World CHampionships - Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez of Spain jumped into the lead. Although the mercury was low, the winds were up averaging 16-18 knots on the race course.... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Miami OCR - Time running out to register Marni Lane, There are only a few days left to register for the second event of the 2009-2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup: US Sailing's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR, taking place from 25-30 January. Registration closes this Friday 8 January... [more] Onsend this story
Windsurfing Youth Olympic Games qualifier concludes in Cadiz ISAF/Techno293.org, France, Great Britain, Israel, Poland, Russia and Spain secured spots in the windsurfing events at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games at the Techno 293 European Championships and YOG Qualifier held in Cadiz, Spain.... [more] Onsend this story
Looking forward to the 2010 racing season! Guy Perrin, Canadian Yachting will be showcasing Sail-World Canada at the Toronto International Boat Show starting next Saturday, January 9th. Drop by and visit us at booth 1720. While you're there, sign-up for Powerboat-World Canada and Sail-World Cruising Canada too! If you do, you just might win a Salus PFD while you're at it!... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10: Cape Breton Island forfeits lead for long term gain Clipper Ventures PLC, Clipper 09 - 10 Round the World Yacht Race, Race 5, Day 4. A tactical move has seen Cape Breton Island lose their slim lead to Spirit of Australia. Hull & Humber is the most westerly boat in the fleet, a position skipper Piers Dudin hopes will hold long term benefits for him and his team. Furthest to the east is Edinburgh Inspiring Capital.... [more] Onsend this story
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