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 25 Aug 2010
 
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CORK OCR - August 24 racing complete for today
Marianne Davis,
Today provided racing in a mix of light to medium air and brilliant sun, a change from previous days heavier air at the CORK OCR regatta. Today saw great excitement in the 49er fleet, where Gordon Cook and Paul Ehvert of Toronto started the day in fourth, 15 points behind the number one team of Jon Ladha and Daniel Inkpen from Newfoundland.... [more]
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A perfect third racing day for the Mackenzie 8 Metre World Championshi
Victoria Crowder,
Toronto delivered perfect late summer sailing conditions for the third day of racing at the Mackenzie 8 Metre World Championships – the 8 Metres showed both their true beauty and strength! With two metre swells and 15 knots of easterly breeze, the sailors raced two nearly 10 mile races today. ' It was a hard day of sailing but a lot of fun', says Rob Roy, North American 8 Metre Class President.... [more]
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Shifting winds and brain power.
Linda MacDonald,
Day 2 of sailing at Canadian Championships proved to be challenging and an overall test of sailors skills with winds ranging from 8 to 18 knots through the day.... [more]
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Thursday Evening Jib-and-Main Racing
Andy Adams,
Fighting above his weight? Doug Morris, who has been sailing Martin 16s for three years as part of the National Capital Able Sail Association's program at Nepean Sailing Club, rumbles with the bigger boats during Thursday evening jib-and-main racing which features three fleets starting at 15-minute intervals on the same Ottawa River course.... [more]
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Inaugural Opti Team Racing Challenge in Canada
Linda MacDonald,
A team racing challenge, a unique experience is being offered to the young Opti sailors in Hamilton, Ontario during the 2010 Optimist Canadian Championships. Teams are being set up, strategies are being developed and instructions and rules are being studied.... [more]
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Cork Olympic Classes Regatta 2010 – Day four update
Erin Murray,
Cork Olympic Classes Regatta has this year seen 184 boats and 219 sailors competing in ISAF Grade 1 event for Laser and Radial classes, and the 29erXX Seiko North American Championship and 49er Seiko Canadians. Going into day four of five, the wind is a steady five to seven knots from the north-east, with gusts to 10 knots.... [more]
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Wild wind from the east for day one of the Optimist Canadian Champs
Linda MacDonald,
A couple of broken masts, many dumped boats, LOTS of bailing, and LOTS of wind, PRO Irene McNeil and CRO Shelley Vaughan ran four races for the hearty young people who braved the winds and rain of the first day of the Optimist Canadian Championships. The winds were forecasted to come in strong, and strong they did. Our race crew of volunteers did an exceptional job keeping the marks in place... [more]
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VELUX Canada, Title Sponsor of Ontario Sailing's Hans Fogh Golf Classi
John W Kerr,
VELUX, title sponsor of the VELUX 5 Oceans race is pleased to be the title sponsor of the Ontario Sailing's First Annual Golf Classic in support of the Hans Fogh Fund, on September 15, 2010 at Piper's Heath Golf Course. It will be a fun day on the golf course while also helping support Ontario's high performance athletes through the Hans Fogh Fund.... [more]
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East coast boat wins J/24 Canadian Nationals
Dale Robertson,
The 2010 J24 Nationals are over. Protests have been dealt with, standings finalized, and many, many prizes distributed. The win by Ian Dawson and Craig Noakes' Yertle, which was reported first here yesterday, held up. The most remarkable result, of course, was that Yertle emerged from a three-way tie for first winning on the strength of three first place finishes in individual races.... [more]
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Optimist Canadian Championships in Hamilton, Ontario
Katie Nicoll,
Young sailors from France, Bermuda, Switzerland, Canada, and the US have gathered in Hamilton, Ontario at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club for the Optimist Canadians from August 20 - 28. The young sailors also had a rule 42 clinic run by Jury Chair, Robert Stewart, with young Alex from Vancouver on the water demonstrating the roles, tiller movements, pumps, and rocks that are prohibited.... [more]
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A slow start to the Mackenzie 8 Metre World Championships
Victoria Crowder,
The Mackenzie 8 Metre World Championships commenced today with one wet windy race just a few kilometres off the Toronto Islands. A fleet of 15 8Metre boats including Canadians, Americans and Europeans all started together. Carissa of Switzerland won the first race in the modern division while the Canadian boat, Raven, won the classic division race.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - Podium complete
Carla Anselmi,
La Solitaire du Figaro - Final leg 4 report as on Wednesday 18th August at 21.15.24, Armel Le Cléac'h crossed the finish line in the Bay of Cherbourg... [more]
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Eight Meter World Cup - RCYC, Toronto
Guy Perrin,
Day one of racing at the Eight Meter World Cup event held at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto, ON was mostly a wet and gray affair; as a result, only one race was run. Weather forecasts for Day 2, Monday August 23rd, call for more rain in Toronto.... [more]
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Dave Perry wins the Detroit Cup
Luiz E. Kahl,
Dave Perry, three-time United States match race champion won the Toyota International Match Race for the Detroit Cup today, beating Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) three matches to one in the finals. Taylor Canfield, of the US Virgin Islands and Laurie Jury of New Zealand competed in the Petit Finals with Jury winning, two matches to none. The regatta featured twelve teams from five countries.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans – Time runs out for French racer Louis Duc
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans withdrawal update: Up and coming French solo sailor Louis Duc today announced his withdrawal from the 2010/11 Velux 5 Oceans. Constrained by a lack of time and struggling to find sufficient financial support, the 26-year-old from was left with no choice but to concentrate on the 2014/15 edition of the race.... [more]
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Cork OCR international sailing regatta - Day 1
Marianne Davis,
200 boats started racing in the Cork OCR today, Saturday August 21st. Today, the sailors raced in medium breeze (eight knots) and completed racing on all four race courses. The largest class is the Radial class, where the 90 boats are split into divisions for the qualifying rounds.... [more]
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Lafayette of Scotland Winner of the 8 Metre Class NA Championship
Victoria Crowder,
The North American Eight Metre Association (NAEMA) is pleased to announce that Alan Manuel, Skipper of Lafayette has won the Sodus Bay Cup of the 2010 Eight Metre Class North American Championship. This cup is awarded to the yacht with the best overall score in the regatta. Lafayette from Scotland is only the second yacht, not from North America, to win the North American Championship... [more]
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Detroit Cup - High temperatures equal the intensity on the course
Luiz E. Kahl,
Challenging conditions test the world's best match racers in second day of round robin racing at Bayview Yacht Club. With daytime highs that grew to 90F (32C), the gradient winds on the Detroit River ranged from an early postponement for lack of pressure to multiple course changes as the breeze grew and oscillated. Racers finished the day on a cross-current course on the Detroit River.... [more]
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Invitation to the Solo Valcour Race on Lake Champlain
Marius D'Eschambeault,
Solo Valcour on Lake Champlain was born in 2008 by a group of sailing enthusiast. To our knowledge, it is the one and only sail race done solo on scenic Lake Champlain in upper state NY & VT. It is called Solo Valcour because essentially it circles the Valcour Island just south of Plattsburgh, NY. The race is approximately 12 miles l... [more]
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