2011 Ontario Sailing Grand Prix Development Series Winners Announced
The 2011 Ontario Sailing Grand Prix Development Series ran from May 28, 2011 to September 18, 2011 and consisted of 9 different youth regattas across Ontario. Every sailor from Ontario that participated in the indicated events in the following classes were considered part of the series and were scored: Laser, Laser Radial, Optimist, Club 420, 29er.
Each regatta in the series was allocated a particular number of points based on the weighted value of that particular regatta. This value coincided with the number of participants that received points (eg. if the regatta was worth 30 points; the top 30 in each class received points with 30 points awarded to first place, 29 awarded to second, and so on ...). Each athlete was able to use a maximum of 5 regattas to count towards their total score and only a maximum of 2 regattas per month.
The winners of 2011 Series are as follows:
Laser: Sharath Kunnanath (BHYC)
Radial: Austin Stein (RCYC)
Optimist: Owen McNeil (RCYC)
420: Sam Thompson/ Jeremy Korb/ Billy Fuse (BHYC)
29er: Linor Berezin/ Katherine McEwen (ABYC)
Athletes will be contacted in the coming months regarding joining the Ontario Sailing Development Team and/or Ontario Sailing's new Status Program for training.
Congratulations to the winners and to all participants!
2011 Club Conference and Learn to Sail Symposium
Saturday, November 26, 2011 - Mimico Cruising Club
8:30am - 2:45 pm
Make sure to make plans to attend the Ontario Sailing Club Conference and Learn to Sail Symposium for 2011. The day will consist of sessions, running concurrently, on matters pertaining to the running and governence of yacht/sailing clubs and on matters pertaining to the organizing and running of sailing schools.
Registration Fee: $85.00/ person
- includes lunch and refreshments
LEARN TO SAIL
"Building Strong Partnerships - Club/School/Community/Ontario Sailing"
A.M.: -"Your Club's Health - Time For a Check Up" - Looking at five key aspects of your clubs health: Governance, Youth, Strategic Planning, Finances, Practices
A.M.: -"CANSail: The New Learn to Sail/Race Canada" - The new system will be explained in detail including an implementation strategy for your club
P.M.: -"Insurance Demystified" - What is needed to protect your club?
P.M.: -"Dealing With Today's Generation of Youth"
-"Extending the Season: Spring, Fall, Winter Programming"
*Not all session topics are confirmed and are subject to change.
2nd Annual Ontario Sailing Golf Classic A Success!
Proudly sponsored by:
Thank you to those that came out and took a swing to help support sailing in Ontario!
What a great day on the golf course! The weather was perfect, the company fantastic and money was raised to support a great cause!
There were many smiles on the course during the 2011 Ontario Sailing Golf Classic at Piper's Heath Golf Club and some friendly competition as well. In the end Best Foursome went to Brian Mori, Peter Churchill-Smith, Sol Stern & Michael Newlands. The winners of the Club Challenge were the Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club foursome - Jim Allen, Sandra Dockman, Roger Van Vlack and Mike Hren. Most Honest Foursome actually went to a Twosome made up of George Bakker and Ingrid Merry. Unfortunately, no one drove away with a brand new BMW at the Hole In One contest but, as you can see in our Photo Gallery, there was a very close shot! Below are some pictures of the day.
In the end, with the help of everyone in attendence, our sponsors and supporters we were able to raise approximately $10,000 for the Hans Fogh Endowment Fund!
Thank you to all who supported the Ontario Sailing Golf Classic!!
We look forward to seeing everyone next year - September 12, 2012!
Click on an image for a large view. For all pictures please see our Photo Gallery.
Ontario Sailing Coach Support Challenge
Ontario Sailing has had another exceptional year:
On the water, Ontario athletes came home with three National Championships in the Laser Radial Female, Laser Radial Male and 420 Female classes at this year's CYA Youth Nationals in Nova Scotia. This success will in turn lead to potential great Youth Worlds results.
Off the water, our membership is strong and stable. We have been successful in building great relationships with our partner clubs and in development a detailed pathway for our youth development athletes, which has showed in their recent results.
On the coaching front Murray McCullough, our Provincial Coach, has spent the season working with future members of the CYA National Team and has acted as a mentor coach for a group of 8-10 club High Performance coaches to help them improve their coaching skills. Additionally, as a committment to our athletes coming out of club programs, Ontario Sailing has made the substantial committment of hiring a Development Coach. At present, Chris Hewson has been contracted until April, 2012 to work with targeted youth athletes in the development classes as well as targeted Canada Summer Games athletes, including the newly added 2.4mR Paralympic Class for the 2013 CSG. Chris is reaching out to some of the other non-Olympic classes including the Snipe, Hobie 16, Lightning, Contender and boards to develop a closer working relationship with our clubs, athletes and classes as we move towards hosting the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. We have also set the goal of creating a Pan Am Games 2015 Development Team, who will be tasked with making sure all Canadian sailing athletes at the 2015 Pan Am Games are from Ontario.
All of these objectives and accomplishments fit well into CYA's Long Term Athlete Development model and will benefit sailing athletes of all ages. By utilizing well trained coaches to reach our athletes, both on and off the water, our sailors will have more confidence in setting up their yearly training plans to achieve outstanding results at peak events.
In order to fund these intiatives and to push our athletes' performance to the next level, Ontario Sailing announced at the recent Golf Classic, held on September 14th, our committment to reach a fund raising goal of $400,000 over the next 4 years. More specifically, this will go towards the permanent hiring and supporting of a Development Coach as well as to bolster the principal in our Hans Fogh Endowment Fund.
Our goal, while a significant one, can be achieved easily with your support. We have introduced an initiative called the Coach Support Challenge. By pledging $100/year over the next four years, we are asking 1000 committed people and corporate partners to add $100,000 a year into support programs for Ontario Sailing sailors. This not only gives immediate support our sailors in the form of greater coaching support, but it will also allow us to put some of hte money away in the Hans Fogh Endowment Fund for the future development of coaching in Ontario. Of the $100,000 raised each year, $50,000 will go directly into yearly coach and support and $50,000 will go to the Hans Fogh Endowment Fund. This is a true win/win for our athletes, coaches and clubs.
Below is a link for a pledge form for you, your busineess, family and friends to help support the continued success of our sailing athletes. By making a pledge of just $100 a year, you will enable us to keep ongoing programs and services active, while addiing to these with targeted training camps, fitness, nutrition and dry land de-briefs. As always, your donation can be used for income tax purposes by filling out and signing the pledge form/appendix C.
If you have any questions on the Coach Support Challenge
please contact the Executive Director, Glenn Lethbridge, at email@example.com
or 1-888-672-7245 ext. 224.
Legends of Ontario Sailing Award - Nominations Being Accepted
In an effort to recognize the great history of sailing in this province, Ontario Sailing is proud to present the
"Honouring the Past to Inspire the Future"
The award is presented each year during Ontario Sailing's annual fundraising Celebration of Sailing Gala and the inaugural year for the award was 2010, during the Ontario Sailing Ruby Gala.
Nominations for 2012 are now being accepted. Submit your Nomination Application to Ontario Sailing no later than November 30, 2011.
Save The Date for the Celebration of Sailing Gala
Polish up your pearls, Dig out the Brylcream and Come prepared for a 'realllly big shewww' as Ontario Sailing presents the
Celebration of Sailing 'Mad Men' Gala!
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Boulevard Club, Toronto
Returning this Year:
*Exotic Wine Tasting - donated by Pierre Gagnon
*Live & Silent Auctions, Fabulous Food & Dancing the Night Away!
Ontario Sailing Board Nominations Being Accepted
Ever thought about what it would be like to be a board member with Ontario Sailing? Well, here's your chance! The Ontario Sailing Nominations Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Board of Directors.
From the Board Mandate:
The purpose of the Board is to set the overall direction of the Association through setting goals, determining policies, securing resources and monitoring the organizations performance.
(As set out in the By-laws) The Board shall be responsible for initiating and developing programs and activities to carry out the purposes of the Association and to supervise and direct the Executive* and the administrative activities of the Association.
The term of Office shall be one year or until their successors are elected or appointed.
Attendance at all Board Meetings, either in person or by phone, potentiallyup to 12 meetings/year
Being involved in Committee work, including our Fundraising
Actively pursue Sponsors for Golf Tournament and Gala
Attendance at our Gala and Golf Tournament
Representing Ontario Sailing at Regattas and Clubs
To submit a nomination please send a cover letter and resume via email
to the Nomination Chairperson, Jim Dike.
Remembering Marilea McAllister
Marilea McAllister 1944 - 2011
Ontario Sailing sends condolences to the family and friends of Marilea McAllister who passed away peacefully, with the love of her family surrounding her, at Credit Valley Hospital on Sept. 29th. Marilea completed her lifes journey in her 68th year. She is survived by her beloved husband of 41 years, Ian, and her loving sons Iain and his wife Erin, and Andrew. Her two grandchildren, Sarah and Lukas were a source of great joy. She is also survived by her brother, Douglas McCloy and her niece Tracey McCloy.
Marilea lived her life loving and giving to others. Her first love was her family. Through her work as a therapeutic dietician, currently as a dedicated teacher with the Peel Board of Education and as an enthusiastic scout leader she touched many lives. Her lifelong membership in and commitment to Port Credit Yacht Club gave her treasured friendships and the joy of sailing and, in return, Marilea gave leadership and support to sailing programs and to preparing a history book of the club. As co-chair, she was instrumental in the planning and organization of the Steerers' and Four Sister's Regattas for many years.
Marilea lived her life to the fullest, and gave her best to all that she did. She will be dearly missed, but always remembered. In lieu of flowers the family asks that if you wish to remember Marilea, it be through a donation to Ovarian Cancer Research (ovariancanada.org). Cremation has taken place.
Visitation was held at the Skinner & Middlebrook Ltd, Funeral Home, Mississauga on Friday October 7, 2011 and a memorial service took place at First United Church, Port Credit on Saturday October 8, 2011.
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Team Vincere Brings Home Canada's Cup!
Submitted by Paul Henderson-
Grant Hood had on his "Bucket List" to bring the
's Cup back home.
After the 2010 loss in
he did not give up and with the 2011 going back to Macatawa Bay YC he challenged again. Grant enlisted his fellow Port Credit YC member, Olympic medal winner Mike Wolfs, as team leader and to put together an integrated, competent team. There is a major financial responsibility on the challenging club and PCYC decided they could not do it at this time.
RCYC was approached to be the challenger and led by David Matheson, Robert Kidd, Chris Steer supported by Commodore George Meadows, VCs Michael Birley and Martha Henderson, RCYC got behind the immense commitment made by Grant Hood who had purchased the very fast Alinghi Farr 40. By the time this all took place there was less than 6 weeks to the final races. Macatawa Bay YCs Team Heritage defense was led by Bob Hughes who had been training since early June and would have a tough series against
as a tune-up. Bob and his team were experienced Farr 40 sailors.
Mike Wolfs decided to put together a very united Team Vincere and made sure that all were on the same page and made the decision to ask his Olympic team mate Oskar Johansson to be helmsman. Oskar had been the Tornado Cat Olympic Helmsman and had not been in a Farr 40 until 3weeks before the races. It was an astute decision. The crew was picked to ensure success. They decided in the short time left to focus on speed not on the intricacies of Match Racing.
It was to be a four day best of 9 race series with the first to win five races the victor.
The first day was the not unusual
calm. The second day was 8-10 kts with 3 races split, Vincere 2 - Heritage 1. In flat water Vincere was faster down wind and at least equal upwind.
Third day was fraught with thunderstorms and only two races in very variable conditions. Vincere should have won the first race but lost when the wind dropped coming in behind which meant the Heritage had a good lead starting the last downwind. Vincere went left and caught Heritage at the finish. The second race saw Vincere in the lead but Heritage won downwind. At the end of 5 races the score was Vincere 3, Heritage 2.
Day 4 saw a 15kt NorthEaster with very steep square waves. Vincere was faster upwind and had a 40 second lead as Vincere sailed the waves and tacked faster. Oskar was used to a Tornado assymetrical spinnaker and was almost caught by Heritage at the leeward mark as Hughes knew the proper angle to surf the waves. After stretching it out to 45 seconds upwind Hughes again caught Vincere at the finish but Vincere hung on for a 3 second win.
Score now Vincere 4, Heritage 2. The second race was all Heritage which now made Race 8 all important. If they could not get Race 9 off and they ended up tied at the end of Race 8, whoever won the last race was the winner.
Vincere got a good start forcing Heritage to tack to Port. Vincere tacked well to windward and was sailing higher and faster and had a comfortable lead but again downwind Heritage cut the lead down to 6 seconds and tacked around the mark, a slow maneuver. Vincere was at full speed and tacked four boat lengths to windward and was tacking better and going higher and sat on Heritage every chance they had doing a lose cover on Port tack and tight cover on Starboard. Vincere had a 30 second lead at the last windward mark but by this time Oskar and team Vincere had figured out the square wave angle and won by 25 seconds thus bringing the
s Cup home!
What a great series won by a great Team Vincere. Grant Hood and his Team Captain Mike Wolfs will go down in the annals of
s Cup as writing a very memorable chapter in the wonderful history of yachtings prestigious trophy The Canadas Cup! Carry On
Ian "Pedro" Nowell
John Green (Piper)
Athlete Kingston Training Camp - August 8th - 11th
Leading up to Cork OCR, some of Ontario Sailings Quest for Gold Laser athletes combined with Canadas National Team athletes for some great training. The group was also lucky enough to be joined by US Sailing Team Clay Johnson as well as New Zealand Sailing Team Andy Maloney, two well respected sailing figures on the international stage.
The four days of training brought all types of conditions including one day each of shifty north easterly and due east breeze followed up by two days of the typical sea breeze from the southwest. Wind strength varied each day ranging from 8-16 knots. Training consisted of three hours of on-water training per day focusing on starting technique and racing strategy and fleet management. A series score was kept during the camp and points were totalled at the conclusion of the camp to maintain friendly competition amongst athletes during training. Daily de-briefs were conducted which targeted key differences between sailor technique and strategy which was reinforced with video footage.
In addition to highly focused and intense training, the camp also included a hydration study conducted by National Sailing Team member and current University of Toronto Master student, Evan Lewis. The study was intended to conclude if athletes at the Provincial, National or even International level are training/competing in a hydrated state. Athletes were required to give pre and post sailing weight, urine and blood measurements and samples which were compared following the study.
Each day athletes were given a fixed amount of fluid with varying electrolyte mixes in each to determine which solution best suits the nutritional requirements of a laser sailor. Results for these findings are still being calculated and reviewed but will be posted once completed.
In order to increase the level of professionalism to the camp, a message therapy component was added. This provided athletes with the opportunity following each day of training to receive therapy to help stretch muscles, increase range of motion in joints or flush lactic acid from muscles etc... Common therapy included; hip, knee, lower back and hamstring mobility.
Following the camp, athletes were also provided with a 30 serving bag of Infinite electrolyte mix which will help facilitate recovery of muscles following training and competition.
Thanks to the Canadian Yachting Association, the Canadian Sports Center Ontario, Ontario Sailing and the athletes for making this camp a great success!
Ontario Sailors Have Great Results at CYA Youth Champs
Congratulations to Ontario sailors who competed in the Canadian Yachting Association's Trihedral Youth National Sailing Championships! The regatta was hosted by the St. Margaret Sailing Club in Nova Scotia August 29th - September 1st and saw 135 competitors take part from 7 Canadian provinces. The event is the first qualifier for the 2012 CYA Youth World Team for Laser Radial Male, Laser Radial Female, 420 Male, 420 Female and 29er Open Classes.
In the Laser Radial Male, Hugh Macrae (KYC) took home the top spot while Austin Stein (RCYC) came in 3rd and Ben McLaughlin (RCYC) rounded out the top 5. Violet Stafford of Kingston Yacht Club won the Laser Radial Female class and Marie-Pier Alary (RCYC) came in 2nd while Meghan Rutitis (KYC) came in 5th place. Ian Hill (RHYC/KYC) took home 3rd place in the Laser class.
Madelaine Lott/ Max Carnella (RCYC) brought home 2nd place in the 29er Open class while Sean Kayser/ Ryan O'Donnell (BYC) and Jean Matthieu Bolland/ Katherine Cullen (BYC) took 4th and 5th place respectively. In the 420 class Meredith Megarry/ Emily McIlquham (RCYC) came in 2nd overall and took home the CYA Women's Double Handed Championship trophy.
Congratulations to all!!
2011 Rotary Mobility Cup
Submitted by Colin Jacobs
Rotary Mobility Cup 2011 ends on a high note of great racing and great achievements by the competitors.
The year's Mobility Cup, a joint venture between The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club and Burlington Sailing and Boating Club, featured 58 physically disabled sailors from five countries racing on the waters of Hamilton Harbour.
From the Opening Ceremonies with Ontario Lieutenant Governor David C. Onley attending to the clinics on the racing rules by Leo Reise and tactical advice provided by Ontario Sailing coaches to the great work by the many, many volunteers both on and off the water, this was an event to remember for all concerned. The Hon. Margarett Best, Ontario Minister of Health Promotion and Sport presented the awards at the Closing Ceremonies on Friday, September 2nd.
Race report by John Kernaghan.
Pierre Richard saved the best for last, winning the final two races in Gold Fleet competition in the 2011 Mobility Cup to surge ahead of Quebec compatriot Marc Villeneuve. Richard never finised worse than second across eight races as a Quebec quartet blew away the field. He said intense training a the Association Quebecoise de Voile Adaptee near Montreal was ideal preparation for the event on Hamilton Harbour. "We practiced two or three times a week, two or three hours each time, and helped each other in a team effort," said Richard.
Villeneuve. had jumped ahead of Richard Thursday. Fellow AQVA members Hafsa Chaar and Rene Dallaire finished third and fourth.
The sailing featured shifting winds, eight to twelve knot winds and rain held off until the regatta wound up. Genevieve Wickham of Sailability/Royal Perth Yacht Club of Perth, Australia, who led the Access Liberty fleet all week, sank to seventh in the second to last race on the final day, a result she could discard, and concluded wtih a second to post a commanding 14-point margin over Carwile LeRoy of BAADS/SBYC of San Francisco. Calgary's Sara Cooper finished first on the Silver Fleet's final race to prevail over American Rob Klein of Falmouth, MA. She won five of seven races overall.
2.4mR Fleet News
This year`s North American Championship regatta was held August 28 - 31st, at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, Hamilton, Ontario, located at the west end of Lake Ontario in Burlington Bay. There were participants from Wisconsin, Texas, and the Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. The fleet welcomed new members Doris Peloquin, Catherine Belanger, Cam Perry and Toby Bryant.
With a practice start in very shifty winds of 15-20 knots, the first day of racing started of with much lighter winds. The first race was started on time and the winds held around 4 knots throughout the race. A small course adjustment was undertaken upon completion of the first race and then the second race was started. Unfortunately, steady winds were to not be had for the remainder of the day. The winds not only shifted but also decreased during the second race. It was a slow crawl to the finish line.
For the remainder of the day the wind changed directions more often than a square dance. The course would be set, and just as the starting sequence was about to begin, the wind would significantly shift again! Or, there would be no wind at all. Although it was a beautiful sunny day, it wasn`t the best for setting a course. At the end of the day, with 2 races completed, there was a 3 way tie for second and a 4 point spread between first and third.
Tuesday, the second day of racing, arrived with lots of sunshine and finally some steady breeze. The fleet proceeded out to the race course and racing started on time with breezes averaging 7 12 knots. It was a much easier day for the Race Committee and the fleet was kept busy starting a new race shortly after the previous one was finished. In total, six races were completed with the last race having an upwind finish to put the fleet closer to shore and a sooner start to happy hour. Simply stated, it was a beautiful day on Burlington Bay. At the end of the day 8 of a possible 12 races were completed with one day left in the regatta.
Wednesday started out with very light air. The fleet was delayed on shore while it waited for the wind to appear. Finally the bay began to fill in and the boats left for the race course. It was another beautiful day on Burlington Bay and three races were completed. The fleet then headed back to shore to begin packing up their boats.
A number of the competitors took a brief break at home Labour Day weekend and then headed to Noroton, Conneticut for the US Nationals, which were being held the weekend after Labour Day.
The 2.4mR US Nationals were held at Noroton Yacht Club September 9 through September 11, 2011. They had three great days of sailing. With a breeze of 6 to 8 knots the first two days, the Race Committee completed four races each day. The breeze was a stronger on the last day, Sunday, blowing out of the east at 12 knots with occasional gusts up to 15 knots. This created nice big rollers requiring focused steering upwind and great surfing downwind. Three more races were completed and the fleet finished the event worn out, but happy. Everyone had a great time.
Our Canadian sailors finished in the top three. Congrats to Alan Leibel (1st), Paul Tingley (2nd) and Bruce Millar (3rd). A big congratulations to Catherine Belanger for completing in only her second 2.4mR event.
If you are interested in learning more about this growing fleet, please contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org
at your earliest convenience.
NSC's 1st Annual Women's ABLE Sail Clinic
Submitted by Jenny Davey
The Nepean Sailing Club ABLE Sail Programs 1st Annual Womens Able Sail Clinic took place on Saturday, August 20th. Led by NSC Able Sail coaches Jenny Davey and Caroline Neasmith, the clinic brought together 7 sailors with disabilities and 6 volunteer companions, all women, for a day of learning and sharing. Martin 16 sailors of varying experience - some currently in Learn To Sail classes, some with several seasons of racing under their belts and a variety of new volunteers, many from the Nepean Sailing Club/Britannia Yacht Club Womens keelboat fleet, enthusiastically came together for a day devoted to developing womens sailing.
The day began with some introductions and shared stories, then a briefing on the mornings focus of boat handling and mark roundings. Puffy light winds and weeds provided more than a few challenges, but all participants worked hard to maximize their time on the water and arrived at the dock for a lunch break with smiles.
Plans to work on starting skills were stormed out when a powerful system rolled through bringing heavy rain and high winds, so a theory session on the deck replaced the on water plans. Both sailors and volunteers alike learned from each other. Topics discussed included boat speed tips, racing tactics, disability-specific adaptations, Martin 16 class rules, companioning guidelines as well as some of the logistics sailors with disabilities must consider when preparing to learn, train and race such as using adaptive transportation and finding accessible accommodation at out of town regattas.
Many new connections were made amongst a diverse group of women of different ages, backgrounds and experience. The day ended with a shared meal and a sense of commitment to further develop the initiative.
Wed like to thank the National Capital Adaptive Sail Association, the Ontario Sailing Association, the NSC/BYC Womens Keelboat Fleet, and the CYA for the support provided to get this inaugural event off the ground.
Peter Wickwire wins the CYA Canadian Match Racing Championships
From Sail-World Canada
Peter Wickwire and crew Tim Bishop and Matt Christie take 1st place at CYA Match Racing Championships - CYA Canadian Match Racing Championsips David Jarvis
The grass roots program, started several years ago, has started to produce some outstanding match racers from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. In fact, the top three teams in the CYA Canadian Match Championships all hailed from RCYC.
Sunday's racing in Toronto Harbour brought beautiful sunshine and winds out of the east at 15-20 knots. These excellent conditions allowed all races in the semi finals, finals, and consolation rounds to be easily finished. David Pelling and his team of umpires were pleased with the excellent level of competition this year, especially with the three women's teams.
David Jarvis and his team of organizers and race officers did an outstanding job of keeping the rotations moving and the course and start line set squarely.
Rounding out the top spots were:
1st Peter Wickwire and crew Tim Bishop and Matt Christie from RCYC
2nd Jen Provan and crew Martha Henderson, Katie Abbott and Sue Beatty from RCYC
3rd Sharon Ferris-Choat and crew Joanne Prokop, Caroline Kaars Sijpesteijn and Bar Kaars Sijpesteijn from RCYC
4th Peter Hall and crew Trevor Parekh and Marc Farmer from RSLYC
Jen Provan and crew Martha Henderson, Katie Abbott, and Sue Beatty take 2nd palce at CYA Match Racing Championships - CYA Canadian Match Racing Championsips - David Jarvis
Sharon Ferris-Choat and crew Joanne Prokop, Caroline Kaars Sijpesteijn and Bar Kaars Sijpesteijn take 3rd place in CYA Match Racing Championsihps - CYA Canadian Match Racing Championsips - David Jarvis
CORK Fall Regatta Results
Kingston, ON: After a full weekend of racing, the 2011 Cork Fall Regatta and Great Lakes Championships has come to a close.
After a total of five races in the Laser fleet, local sailor and Canadian national team sailor, Robert Davis from the Kingston Yacht Club is the new Great Lakes Champion ahead of fellow Queens engineering students, Evert McLaughlin and Matthew Ryder (Toronto, Ontario). The overall winner and Great Lakes Champion of the Laser Radial class is Malcolm Lamphere (Lake Forest Illinois). Kingston sailor Hugh Macrae (Kingston Yacht Club) was second and Drake Lyon from (Grosse Point, Michigan) was third.
Winner of the 49er fleet is Gordon Cook (Toronto, Ontario) and Trevor Parekh (Montreal, Quebec), with Rob Frost and Tom Arbuckle (Ottawa, Ontario) in second and Michael Brodeur and Thomas Carlton from (Montreal, Quebec). The 29er fleet was dominated by all female teams, with Lauren Laventure and Emily Tsang (Montreal, Quebec) winning ahead of Linor Berezin and Katherine McEwen (Toronto, Ontario) and Frederique Tougas and Florence Pepins-Delhaes (Montreal, Quebec).
The Contender class champion is Roger Martin ahead of Michael Smits and Peter Hale, all from Toronto. The young sailors the Optimist class had Justin Vittecoq (Montreal, Quebec) as the overall winner ahead of Owen McNeil and Georgia Stein (Toronto, Ontario).
In the 420 fleet the overall winners were local Kingston Yacht Club sailors Berg Ellemers and Ali Ten Hove ahead of Adam MacDonald and Rhys Cameron (Buffalo Canoe Club) and Kevin Wiersma and Evan DePaul (Hamilton, Ontario).
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to the organizers and all the volunteers for running a great regatta.
Great Results for Ontario at CYA National Championship
The Trihedral CYA National Championship & National Qualifying Regatta was held in St. Margaret's Bay, NS from September 27th - October 1st. For several Laser and Radial sailors across Ontario and the Country, the annual National Qualifying Regatta is the peak event of their season. Athletes spend countless hours training both on and off the water for this event in the hopes of obtaining a position on the Canadian Sailing Team.
This year in particular, Ontario was extremely well represented by the team athletes and coaches. Although both the Laser and Radial fleets were relatively small in numbers, 21 entries in the Laser and 22 in the Radial, the level and quality of competition accurately represented the talent of sailors within Canada. The four day event delivered a variety of conditions varying form 4-18knots of breeze, with some persistent and oscillating wind shifts. Although challenging at times, the athletes managed to successfully diagnose each unique day and post some exceptional results.
Top performances in the Laser class:
1st Chris Dold RCYC
2nd Lee Parkhill RCYC
5th Robert Davis KYC
6th Dave Wright RCYC
7th Greg Clunies RCYC
8th Vaugh Harrison - SLYC
Top Performances in the Radial female class:
4th Claire Merry - RCYC
5th Brenda Bowskill - RCYC
7th Ingrid Merry - RCYC
Top Performances in the Radial male class:
1st Hugh MaCrea - KYC
Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches!
Congratulations to Ontarios athletes and coaches! Best of luck to those travelling to Perth for the 2011 Worlds! We will all be watching!
2011 Albacore International Championships
From Sail-World Canada
The 2011 Albacore International Championships in Toronto drew many previous class champions, national and world champions from other classes, and a several Olympic sailors. A number of husband/wife and father/daughter teams competed as well as several all junior teams. The competitors were challenged with a full range of conditions over the weeklong event, from light winds and flat water to winds over 20 knots with swells and chop.
54 boats from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom competed in the biennial event which ran from September 16th to 23rd. It was hosted by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (who were the first hosts of the championships in 1971), the Toronto Outer Harbour Clubs (Mooredale, Outer Harbour Centreboard, St. James Town, and Westwood), and the Toronto Island Sailing Club. Racing was held south of Toronto Island in open water beyond the shelter of the Leslie Spit and the island.
On shore there were plenty of activities and everyone enjoyed the daily socials and many dinners hosted by the four community clubs (Mooredale, St. James Town, Toronto Island, and Westwood) and the RCYC.
Two practice races were held on Friday afternoon in light winds. The competition began on the Saturday with the first two days also being the Canadian championships. With the addition of competitors sailing only the Canadians, the fleet grew to 72 boats. This made the 2011 Canadians the largest one in over a decade.
With an easterly wind and open water, the competitors encountered significant swell and chop. Starting the first race on Saturday was challenging for the race committee, as a combination of aggressive starting and current caused close to half a dozen false starts and recalls. The first race only got off after approximately one quarter of the fleet was disqualified under the black flag. Two races were ultimately held that day in the easterly wind that built from about 9 to 12 knots over the course of the day.
Sunday again saw waves and an easterly wind that began relatively light and built to about 15 knots by the end of the day. Three windward-leeward races were run, which allowed many boats to drop their black flag disqualifications. The awards banquet for the Canadian Championship was held that evening at the RCYC on the island. A highlight of the night was a look back at the 50+ years of the Albacore by a number of major contributors to the class throughout the decades.
The top three in each fleet for the Canadian Championships were:
1st: Evan Bower and Nick Williams, Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club.
2nd: Daniel Race and Eliza Hyde, Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club.
3rd: Timma Flanagan and Rachel Harris, Queen City Yacht Club.
Challenger, 'B' Fleet
1st: Jan Carpentier and Julia Mallegol, Mooredale Sailing Club.
2nd: Frank Newton and Stephanie Cimon, Mooredale Sailing Club.
3rd: Chris Bennett and Ralf Fischer, St. James Town Sailing Club.
Champion, 'A' Fleet
1st: Barney Harris and David Byron, Potomac River Sailing Association
2nd: Neville Herbert and Stephen Penfold, Tewkesbury Sailing Club
3rd: George Carter and Almir Tavares, Mooredale Sailing Club
Full results of the Canadian championships may be found at http://albacore.ca/caa_files/2011canadiansfinal.html
The Internationals regatta continued on the Monday, again with chop and moderate winds from the southeast. One Olympic race and one windward leeward race were run that day. The winds lightened up and were from the southwest for the two races held on Tuesday and for the first time there was flat water. The left side of the course generally paid that day.
Wednesday was a lay day. People took advantage of this to relax and explore Toronto and Niagara Falls. The Toronto Island Sailing Club organized the party that evening on the Island.
Winds were again light from the southwest when racing started up again on Thursday and two windward-leeward races were run. The final day saw the winds and waves return with breeze over 20 knots and 6 foot swells. It began to rain as the first race started and turned into pelting rain as the race proceeded. Unfortunately, due to deteriorating visibility and the risk of thunderstorms the Olympic race was shorted to one triangle and the fleet then sent in.
After six days of racing, 12 races, and a full range of conditions, Barney Harris and David Byron (Potomac River Sailing Association) won their fourth International Championship with 22 points. Ian Brayshaw and Jeff Beitz (Outer Harbour Centreboard Club) placed second with 33 points, having moved up steadily every day from their sixth place finish in the Canadians. George Carter and Almir Tavares (Mooredale Sailing Club) were third with 35 points.
Full results of the Internationals may be found at http://albacore.org/iaa_files/results/2011/2011internationalsfinal.html
Island Yacht Club Raises Over Half Million for Renewal Program
Commodore David Baskin of the Island Yacht Club today announced that the Club has raised more than $525,000 from its members for improvement and renewal of its facilities. The Island Yacht Club (IYC) is located on
is an environmentally sensitive area which also includes a bird sanctuary. It is accessible only by boat.
The IYC was founded in 1951, and for decades members have enjoyed our secluded location, excellent yachting and marine yard facilities, dining room, swimming pool and tennis courts in an island setting, minutes from downtown
. This financing initiative, the biggest in our history, gives us the resources to renew our assets and firmly position the IYC as a leading club in the GTA. Next season we will celebrate our 60th
Anniversary, and we will now be able to do so in style.
In 2004 a disastrous fire completely destroyed the IYC clubhouse. A new clubhouse was opened in 2006 and it has since won two architectural awards including the Ontario Association of Architects Design of Excellence. The multi-purpose building incorporates a dining room, bar, and lounge as well as locker rooms and a special childrens club annex.
The new funds will be used to improve the swimming pool and pool deck area, replace or refurbish one of the two tenders used to ferry members and guests to the island, improve the tennis courts, and replace some fixed docks with state of the art floating docks.
Baskin noted: The exciting thing about this new construction program is that it dovetails into our current membership drive for boaters and social members. The IYC is a first class, family-oriented, full service yacht club located in safe and secure surroundings along the tranquil, tree lined shores of
our Muskoka in the City. Visitors are amazed to find this cottage-like setting only minutes from downtown.
For more information contact:
David Baskin, Commodore, Tel: 416- 969-9540 or email: email@example.com
Nick Diano, General Manager, Tel: 416-203-2582 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the IYC where families and friends relax, swim, play tennis, play games, dance, dine casually or elegantly, and take to the waterways, by sail, powerboat, canoe or kayak. At IYC your soul will feel nourished and renewed. Make this island experience yours
CASBA Nominations Being Accepted
Submit Your Canadian Safe Boating Awards Nominations-
November 4th Deadline!
The 2011 boating season is quickly winding down. Its time for you to think back over the season to that special person, group or organization whose efforts in the field of boating safety and environmental stewardship deserve national recognition! Maybe they created a new boating safety related product or initiative. Perhaps they are volunteers or professionals whose efforts have contributed greatly to the safety of those on the water. Then again, maybe its someone who, hearing that another was in trouble on the water, summoned the courage to mount a rescue. These are the people we want you to nominate to receive a Canadian Safe Boating (CASBA) Award. You can even nominate yourself or your group or organization.
Its the fact that YOU determine who is nominated for special national recognition that makes the CASBAs so very special. They are like the Peoples Choice Awards and there are a number of categories within which to make a nomination. These include...
"Rescue of the Year"
"Marine Professional of the Year"
"Top Volunteer Dedicated to Safe Boating"
"Best Boating Safety Initiative"
"Safeguarding the Environment"
Visible PFD Wear in Advertising
Best Media Contribution to Boating Safety
Winners will receive their awards in
on Sunday, January 15th
at the Toronto Sheraton Centre as part of a gala event.
If you havent given it any thought to-date or have been meaning to submit a nomination but just havent gotten around to it yet, do it NOW
before the thought passes. It only takes a few minutes. To submit a nomination and for more information, visit the Canadian Safe Boating Council website (http://www.csbc.ca/
) and click on CASBAs within the Events tab. You can also register to attend the awards ceremony via the site.
Dont let the efforts of those worthy individuals or groups go unrecognized. Let them know their efforts are truly appreciated. Nominate them TODAY!
2012 Broad Reach Foundation Ski Day
Where? Caledon Ski Club! An hour and a half away from Toronto in the heart of Ski Country!
When? March 2nd, 2011 for our sixth annual Ski Regatta.
Why? For a fun day of skiing with all your friends from sailing!
Broad Reach has been in operation for 12 years and puts on a variety of events year-round to raise funds for on and off the water programming. We support programs and development for Youth at Risk through sailing, working with a variety of agencies throughout the city. We need your help!
Come for a fun day for a good cause. See you there!
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