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 13 Apr 2010
 
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Second Canadian Entry in Velux 5 Oceans Competition!

It's been seven years since John Dennis last competed in a global solo race, but John is not done racing! He claims his insulin dependency won't keep him ashore and he plans to prove you can still undertake a significant feat while managing the challenges of living with diabetes.

The last day of racing at Charleston Race Week brought light air to the racecourses – a welcome contrast to the two previous days of extreme sailing where, sadly, the Canadians struggled a bit. Best Canadian results at the end of the event were posted by Brad Boston, Point Edward, ON with a 1st in the Viper 640 class, Joe McDonald, from Mississauga, ON who finished 2nd in J/24 and Tom Freeman, St Thomas, ON who finished 3rd in the Tripp 26 class.

On the international offshore scene, two new entries are confirmed for the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. We have recently heard earlier that PUMA is returning to action with Ken Read and Emirates Team New Zealand is fielding an entry under the Camper banner.

Not reading much about your local event or yacht club? Don't hesitate to tap your media person on the shoulder and gently point out the 'SUBMIT BANNER' on the top of the news on every single page on our site. Better yet, do it yourself. Submit your event/regatta/class/boat news by going to Clicking Here. Have a read of our Contributors Guidelines If you suffer from writer's block, we've even got some pointers to quickly get you through.

Many thanks for your help and input; remember we're here to reach out to Canada's entire sailing community!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




John Dennis Will Compete in Velux 5 Oceans
Jan Harley,
Having broken ground as the first skipper with diabetes to compete in a global solo sailing race – the 2002/2003 Around Alone – Canadian native John Dennis is set to take on the challenge again with his entry in the 2010 Velux 5 Oceans. Unfinished business remains for Dennis who was forced to retire from the Around Alone after 150 days at sea due to insurmountable technical difficulties.... [more]
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300 sailors attend US Sailing Safety at Sea seminar in Toronto.
Guy Perrin,
A resounding success for the Royal Canadian Yacht Club! The last event of this kind in Toronto was almost 10 years ago; as such, a number of RCYC offshore racing enthusiasts, led by Carson Woods, took it upon themselves to organize what they believed was a much needed seminar for the Toronto, ON sailing and boating community.... [more]
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Charleston Race Week 2010 - The harbor is abuzz with activity
South Carolina Maritime Foundation,
Nearly 1,500 sailors rigged lines, tuned masts, and set sails today on the edge of Charleston Harbor today as they prepared for tomorrow's 10 a.m. offshore and 11 a.m. inshore start of 2010 Charleston Race Week (CRW).... [more]
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O Canada - Images of an Open 60 above and below decks
Richard Gladwell,
Two of New Zealand's Olympic skiff sailors, Dan Slater and Ed Smyth are crewing aboard the refitted Open 60, O Canada. They will sail her two handed in the upcoming Auckland Fiji Race. Sail-World's camera had a look above and below decks on this rather cramped shorthanded racing yacht.... [more]
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Women's Shark Sailing Team
Jinnie Gordon,
Their website is dedicated to the promotion of women in sailing, and tells tales of their racing endeavors and personal stories. With daily blogs, their race results, and sailing journals - they share their trials and tribulations, failures and successes, and specifically address the challenges of being an all-female team in a male dominated fleet.... [more]
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Canadians Win 2010 Fireball Midwinters
Mike McEvoy,
The Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club sailing duo of Guy Tipton and Matt King were winners of the North American Fireball Mid-winters held March 12 to 14 in Tampa, Florida.... [more]
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Puma enters Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12
Volvo Ocean Race Press Office,
Puma announced today that it will participate in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 after finishing second overall in the 2008-09 race, which ended in June 2009. The PUMA Ocean Racing team will once again be under the leadership of skipper Ken Read.... [more]
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Charleston Race Week 2010 - Big breeze, gear failure and tired crews
South Carolina Maritime Foundation,
Chilly temperatures greeted a record fleet of racing sailboats this morning for the first day of 2010 Charleston Race Week. Over 185 boats braved 55 degree-morning temperatures today as they sailed to the race course, but their reward was a surprise 20-knot breeze that made racing today 'a serious adrenalin rush' as Melges 20 competitor Peter Crawford put it.... [more]
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Spirit of Canada Announces First Eco Partner
Tim Kelly,
Starboard Sun to supply renewable power generation equipment Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges can today announce that Starboard Sun will be the team's first Eco Partner and will be the official supplier of renewable power generation equipment for the 2010 Velux 5 Oceans.... [more]
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Going solo: Sailing the Atlantic alone
Adam Mayers,
By the time Diane Reid's grand adventure is over next fall she will have spent about $400,000 to discover whether she has the right stuff to sail across the Atlantic Ocean alone in a 21-foot boat. The 35-year-old Scarborough resident figures that's a fair price for a four-week, 4,000-mile race from La Rochelle, France to Salvador, Brazil by way of the island of Madeira.... [more]
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University of Ottawa Racing Team Off to a Fast Start
Clarity Nicoll,
Big things have been happening on the Ottawa sailing scene, as the University of Ottawa finally has its own racing team.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ join Camper for the Volvo Ocean Race
Emirates Team NZ,
Camper, the Spanish-based international footwear manufacturer, announced today that it will compete in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2011-12. The campaign will be run by Emirates Team New Zealand. The yacht will be called Camper and will carry the burgees of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and the Real Club NĂ¡utico de Palma.... [more]
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Chicago to Mac Race Sells out with 375 boat fleet
Chicago Yacht Club,
The Chicago Yacht Club announced today that the 102nd Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Veuve Clicquot, is sold out at 375 paid entries.... [more]
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Charleston Race Week 2010 - Day 1 images when the big breeze kicked in
Sail-World.com,
Charleston Race Week 2010 - Day 1 - it blew a big breeze and the adrenaline kicked and left bruised bodies and broken gear all over the fleet. Here is a small selection of images of the action.... [more]
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Clipper introduces Cape Breton to many ports of call
Oliver Moore,
Two faces of Cape Breton will be on display Thursday in San Francisco, where classic “kitchen party” music and food will be used to pitch the island's future to business leaders, academics and expatriates. At the Golden Gate Yacht Club, noshing on traditional island food including seafood, jams and a dessert known as Cape Breton Pork Pie, guests will be entertained by Cape Breton musicians.... [more]
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