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America's Cup HandbookThe Protocol of the 37th America’s Cup was released last week by the Defender, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Emirates Team New Zealand and the Challenger of Record

Sail Canada BoardSail Canada introduced its Board of Directors for 2021-2022 following the Annual General Meeting held virtually on Friday, October 22. President Hugh McGugan (ON) has been re-elected by acclamation and will start his second two-year term as head of the National Sport Organization.

America's CupNew York, N.Y. — Yesterday, in a letter to the Trustees of the New York Yacht Club, the Flag Officers of the Club announced the Club was pausing its pursuit of the America’s Cup.

Toronto's Fred PyeSailGP has announced that the line-up for Season 3 – starting May 2022 – will be further enhanced with the addition of Canada joining the global league for Season 3.

Para Sailing World Sailing launched today a campaign for the reinstatement of the sport of sailing at the 2028 Paralympic Games in Los Angeles and shared its strategic priorities to support the growth of the sport by 2023.

Jim PlaxtonJim Plaxton, who passed away peacefully on September 26th in London, Ontario, at the age of 83. The youngest son of 10 Plaxton children in the Rosedale neighbourhood in Toronto, Jim was a navy man, a pilot, an engineer, a sailor, a scholar as well as a very successful entrepreneur and businessman, and he was highly respected by his peers and business associates.

Lorne ChapmanWith great sadness we announce the passing of Lorne Herbert Chapman of West Vancouver on September 13, 2021after a long battle with Dementia.

StormTechJust a handful of Canadians take part in offshore ocean racing so it’s noteworthy when we have a new entry. On November 7 Melodie Schaffer and Ryan Barkey head out from Le Havre to cross the Atlantic finishing in Martinique.

Sail Canada SurveyAs an action step from its 2021-2024 Strategic Plan, Sail Canada launched today a survey to better understand the Canadian sailing community, its diversity and the challenges members face, a first step to improve the accessibility of sailing in the country.

Rolex NYYC InvitationalThe Canadian teams were up against very tough competition as, for the second time in three editions, Southern Yacht Club (New Orleans) won the ‘most prestigious trophy in Corinthian sailing’, the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup.