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49er Worlds 2022Nova Scotia will host a 400-strong field of the world’s best sailors from over 35 countries when the World Championships for three Olympic classes, the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17, will be held August 31 - September 5, 2022. Taking place in Canada for the first time in its history, the competition will be held on St. Margaret’s Bay during the six-day event.

Dreamcatcher Cate BrownThe Biennial Marblehead to Halifax ocean race has been cancelled for this summer – the victim of Covid-19. Organizers at the co-sponsoring Boston Yacht Club and Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron made the decision last week unable to get clarity about when the U.S./Canadian border might reopen. 

Nik5West Vancouver’s Nikola Girke is the first Canadian sailor to ever compete in three different boat classes at the Olympic Games. After debuting in the 470 (two-handed dinghy) at Athens 2004 with skipper Jen Provan, she switched to the RS:X (windsurfer) in 2005, qualifying for Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

Brion Jorgensen Red Jacket Launch 1966Last night, April 7, Rob Mazza presented the remarkable history of the legendary Red Jacket, a Canadian Sailing Icon. Naturally, this was a virtual event with an admission of $5 benefitting the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.

LOORIt's April and just around the corner - beginning on Friday June 4th actually - is the 2021 Susan Hood Trophy Race (SHTR). Fondly referred to as the 'Coolest Race on the Lake', the Susan Hood is a 75 nautical mile overnight race that kicks off the racing season.

Talent will eventually reveal itself. Bruce Millar, a Canadian Paralympics sailor  has been working with Edge Sailing on a new jib boom and jib configuration. This month it seemed to hit a new level. Bruce took his modified 2.4 meter with a jib boom out and won the Edge Midwinters.  His scoreline was impressive, he threw out a second place finish.

THMLast week, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Sail Canada announced the nine-member team nominated to represent Team Canada in sailing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer. The sailors come from across Canada and belong to many sailing clubs.

Emirates win 36th America's CupOnce again Emirates Team New Zealand has entered the history books and won the America’s Cup for New Zealand for the fourth time.

AC day1 1 400Day one of the 36th America’s Cup didn’t disappoint with the defender Emirates Team New Zealand and the challenger Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sitting on a tie after two races. Pretty even performances between the two boats confirmed that there is no space for mistakes

sarah wins radials 400Last week, Canadian Sailing Team member Sarah Douglas scored an impressive first place at the Laser Midwinters East hosted by Key Biscayne Yacht Club in Florida over the weekend.

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Two Offshore Personal Survival and Safety at Sea Courses will be held in Ontario this spring:

  • March 24 & 25 at the Ashbridge's Bay Yacht club
  • March 21 & April 9 at the Humber Bay Sailing Centre

In 2003, ISAF (now World Sailing) introduced a standard basic syllabus for the training of safety courses in order to establish an Internationally recognized qualification. The training requirements form part of the Offshore Special Regulations. These courses are run and established by World Sailing Member National Authorities (MNA) and conform to World Sailing minimum standards. Sail Canada accredits Offshore Personal Survival training organizations and instructors.

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