O Canada for London 2012!

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 27 Jul 2012
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O Canada for London 2012!


The Crew of Umi Taka; winner of 2012 Ackroo Lake Ontario 300 Challenge Sperry Trophy Top PHRF Boat. Left to right; Paul-Angus Bark, Tyler Dice, Geoff Eaton and Co-Skipper Dennis Dice. (Missing: Co-Skipper Roger Van Vlack) - Ackroo Lake Ontario 300 Challenge  Greg Nicoll

Many yachts were back in time to avoid the severe weather, including Line Honours winner Gaucho, Keith MacDonald's Farr 44 from the Buffalo Canoe Club. The 2012 Sperry Cup winner for best PHRF corrected time is Umi Taka, Dennis Dice's C&C 35 from ABYC, while PCYC's Leszek Siek's J/35 Jaeger was awarded the new Sperry Gold Cup for IRC.

Class40 Latitude Neige - Longitude Mer - Transat Quebec Saint Malo 2012  Transat Quebec - Saint-Malo

In the Transat Québec St-Malo, the Open entries are taking the lead in the Atlantic Ocean as the fleet gets past Newfoundland. The Class 40 yachts are following their track with some recent changes in the lead. Mare, who had been leading since the St-Lawrence River, suffered some damage on their sprit and forced them to slow down; it was long before Geodis jumped at the opportunity to strike.

Hugo Boss  Gustav Morin

On Tuesday, Alex Thompson left New York City to put his IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss through its pace ahead of the Vendée Globe by tackling the West to East transatlantic single-handed record. He would eventually smash the record by 24 hours setting a new time of 8 days 22 hours 8 minutes. Quite an achievement!


Best of luck to the Canadian Sailing Team!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

grperrin@sail-world.com




Meet the Canadian Olympic Sailing Team + Videos
John Curtis,
Wind Athletes Canada is pleased to share these videos featuring members of the Canadian Olympic Sailing Team as they get ready for the 2012 Olympic Games... [more]
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Transat Quebec Saint Malo - Hectic times for the fleet
Soazig Guého,
In the Transat Quebec Saint Malo, the last 24 hours have been hectic for the 25 boats taking part and especially amongst the Class40 fleet where a big wind shift, together with some technical glitches, have reshuffled the cards among the leading pack.... [more]
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London Olympics - Mens RS:X preview
ISAF,
A large number of the sailors in the Mens RS:X fleet have what it takes to win the competition but it will be a case of who kicks it up when it really matters.... [more]
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Transat Québec Saint-Malo - Mare loses top spot
Transat Quebec St Malo,
In the Transat Quebec Saint Malo, handicapped by a serious damage to their bowsprit and unable to keep the pace of the competitors on the fast reaching tack towards Saint-Pierre, Class40 leaders Mare have lost the top position as the wind shifted to the south due to a small low pressure system passing over the area.... [more]
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Alex Thomson on the verge of breaking transatlantic record
Alex Thomson Racing,
On Tuesday 17th July Alex set off from New York to attempt to break the West to East transatlantic single handed record.... [more]
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Interview with Finn sailor Ben Ainslie
Robert Deaves,
Ben Ainslie talks to Robert Deaves about his fifth Olympic Games and his final preparations going into what is undoubtedly the most important regatta of his life. Ben's profile within sailing and especially within UK sport is at an all time high. His image has been used to publicise the London 2012 Olympic Games in a way that a sailor has never been used before.... [more]
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New Toro 34 revealed in Quebec City
Andre Pilon,
From dream to paper to reality, on July 20th the Quebec base catamaran manufacturer Design Catamaran Inc. launched and christened the new Toro 34. During the Quebec / St-Malo Atlantic crossing regatta event in Quebec City, the Toro 34 was revealed to the general public for the first time.... [more]
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Interview with Dennis Dice, Co- Skipper of Umi Taka winner of LO300
Greg Nicoll,
Interview with Dennis Dice, Co- Skipper of Umi Taka winner of 2012 Ackroo Lake Ontario 300 Challenge Sperry Trophy Top PHRF Boat. Dennis started the interview by making sure to mention that his co-skipper, co-owner, and friend, Roger Van Vlack, although he was not able to attend the flag presentation, deserves equal billing on their victory.... [more]
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Transat Québec Saint-Malo - Le Roux leads the way
Marie-Claire D'Aoust,
Transat Québec Saint-Malo eighth edition is currently underway. All 25 boats taking part have rounded the last mark at Pierre Percée, leaving behind the tricky waters of the St Lawrence River, and are now faced with a new challenge. While overall leader Erwan Le Roux on trimaran FenêtréA Cardinal is bound for the îles de la Madeleine adn is expected to sail past over the coming hours... [more]
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Bill Cheek, sailing judge and race officer, passes away at age 86
Katie Nicoll,
William 'Bill' Anthony Cheek, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2012 at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice. Bill, in his 86th year, as the wind went out of his sails. Beloved husband of Helena Cheek (Koziol) for 63 years.... [more]
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London 2012 Olympics - The BS stops when the flag drops...
Mark Chisnell,
It's been four years since the last Olympic Games, and it's just a handful of days till the next - there's not much talking left to be done and the old saying has never been truer - all the BS will have to stop when that start gun fires. There's a limited amount of preparation time left and you really need to focus on finding and doing the priorities left on the job list.... [more]
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Transat Québec Saint-Malo - Mare takes Class40 lead
Soazig Guého,
In the Transat Quebec Saint Malo, Mare has taken a firm hold of the lead in the Class40 fleet racing. The Sam Manuard designed boat, no doubt one of the race favourites, has demonstrated good performance and Riechers together with an expert crew made up of Sam Manuard, Rémy Aubrun and American Ryan Breymayer, has been setting a rhythm in the fresh southerly winds coming down the Gaspé region.... [more]
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Chicago Mackinac 2012 - Pushed through to the finish
Race to Mackinac,
Building southwesterly breeze pushed the already compacted fleet in the 104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Veuve Clicquot, through to the finish.... [more]
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Ackroo Lake Ontario 300 Challenge - Gaucho claims line honours
Greg Nicoll,
The Ackroo Lake Ontario 300 Challenge – Gaucho Skipper, Keith MacDonald was very excited to win line honours, crossing the finish line at the Port Credit Yacht Club at 9:55 Monday morning. Gaucho, a Farr 44 sailing under the Buffalo Canoe Club burgee, is crewed by family and friends that have sailed together for years.... [more]
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Transat Quebec Saint Malo - Challenging conditions on day 2
Soazig Guého,
The eighth Transat Quebec Saint Malo set off from the Old Port of Quebec yesterday, thousands of enthusiastic spectators bid farewell cheers to the twenty five entries who face the 5000 km Ocean adventure. Strong currents, sandbars, logs and marine animals associated with a southwest wind and easing breeze at nightfall made for challenging conditions.... [more]
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Chicago Mackinac 2012 - Light conditions challenge the fleets
Race to Mackinac,
104th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. Conditions throughout the day proved challenging as a stalled frontal system provided little wind for the boats.... [more]
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Transat Québec Saint-Malo promises to be action packed
Marie-Claire D'Aoust,
Transat Québec Saint-Malo - It was under a sunny sky and a good breeze that the 25 teams participating to the eighth edition of the classic fully crewed race started their voyage down the St Lawrence river and across the Atlantic ocean. After having said goodbye the boats reached the starting area, located just off the Parc de la Jetée.... [more]
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Ackroo Lake Ontario 300 Challenge of to a challenging start!
Greg Nicoll,
The Ackroo Lake Ontario 300 Challenge - This is the 23rd annual LO 300 Race: for more information on the race and to follow racers on Yellow Brick go to www.lO300.org... [more]
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Chicago Mackinac 2012 – il Mostro races into lead
Sail-World USA,
Blue skies and light winds for the 104th Chicago Mackinac Racing fleet start off Navy Pier. Soon after the start it was already clear that the line honours battle in the 104th Chicago Mackinac race between Peter Thornton's Volvo 70 il Mostro and the DeVos brothers Z86 Windquest.... [more]
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J29 North American Championship aiming for a record
John Heseltine,
Campaigning to make the J29 North American Championship the biggest of all time has been underway since the initial influx of competitors in the spring. The record, I`ve been told and have been repeating ever since, is 18. It's unofficial but I read it in Sailing Anarchy so it must be true.... [more]
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Port Credit Yacht Club Junior wins 54th Annual Steerers' Regatta
Katie Nicoll,
One of the most unique rights of passage, beside just attending the Annual Steerers' Regatta is to camp overnight in 'tent city'.... [more]
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Transat Québec Saint-Malo - Multifaceted fleet prepare for battle
Carla Anselmi,
Since its inception, the Transat Québec Saint Malo has always attracted a number of international sailors keen to put themselves to the test in the classic route and this eighth edition is no exception. Could a non-French skipper become the winner of the Transat Québec Saint Malo for the first time even in the 28 year long history of the classic transatlantic race?... [more]
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Lake Ontario 300 - The race is on!
LO300 Media,
We hope everyone has a great experience at this year's Lake Ontario 300 Challenge. It has been a long year of preparation and our committee has already started to greet the early arrivals. Yellowbrick Tracking is on site doing their final preparations and banners, booths etc., are being set up. The excitement has already started and should flow right through to our post race party on Tuesday.... [more]
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Transat Québec Saint-Malo - A truly fascinating event
Carla Anselmi,
The Transat Québec Saint Malo originated back in 1984 and immediately stood out as one of the most fascinating events in the international offshore sail racing scene. As the start of the eighth edition draws nearer, the gun firing next Sunday, activity bustles on the pontoons of the Bassin Louise for the 25 participants.... [more]
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Lake Ontario 300 - The field is set to go for this year's challenge
Guy Perrin,
Registration is complete for the 23rd running of the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge and it promises to be an exciting 300 mile race that could come down to minutes at the finish line. 'We have some very tight divisions in the competitive, sport boat divisions, which always makes a race like this very tense,' stated Darren Gornall, chairman of this year's race and past Sperry Cup Winner.... [more]
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