Doug KearyThe Canadian Sailing Community lost one of the good guys today . Doug Keary was one of those mean who gave back, gave back to his community, and gave back to the sport of sailing.

Prada CupFor almost two weeks there has been one question that has been doing the rounds more than any other down here in Auckland.

Heineken RegattaOn Monday January 25th, organizers of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta published its plans for the 41st edition of this annual event, eliminating the parties and social gatherings from this year’s event format and focusing on hosting the 4 days of world class racing, as it is first and foremost an outdoor sporting event.

24mRJanuary was a very eventful month in the world and in the US 2.4 meter class. We now have Vaccines rolling out to and the world is lumbering awake after a Covid snooze. 

American Magic and Luna Rossa Auckland, New Zealand - New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America's Cup, was eliminated from the Prada Cup Semifinal following a loss in the fourth race of the series against the Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli of Italy.

Cate BrownWith 27 boats registered in January, the fleet is growing for the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race this summer.

January 18 - Recap on the AC capsizeAuckland, New Zealand - After a mostly sleepless night following the capsize and near-sinking of American Magic's AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, Skipper and Executive Director Terry Hutchinson answered questions for assembled journalists in Auckland, and additional press patched in via Zoom.

Gilbert AC75 Canadian FlyerNeil Gilbert is a Canadian marine designer located in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Neil’s work spans four decades and all manner of boats both power and sail working or having worked with Campion Marine, Malibu Boats, Doral Boats, Vector Powerboats, C&C Yachts, Twin Anchors, and many others.

LOOR RacingThe LOOR Committee is meeting every month to plan for a full racing season in 2021. The committee has reached out to racers who had much to say about the modified racing last season and hopes to add some interesting changes in the near future.

Alexander James McauleyAlex passed away on January 7, 2021 at 88 years of age. He will be remembered by the sailing community for his enthusiastic involvement as a long time member of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club and Past Rear Commodore. As a Certified International Judge and Umpire, Alex and Audrey enjoyed traveling and being involved in regattas around the globe.