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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.

Olympic Trials PostponedThe Sail Canada Olympic Selection Committee recently informed the Canadian Sailing Team and the Canadian Development Squad that the second and final leg of the Olympic trials has been changed.

BOSS Sailing's Alex ThomsonNovember 28, 2020. After incurring damage to the starboard rudder of his boat, British sailor Alex Thomson has ceased racing in the Vendée Globe and is now sailing his boat towards Cape Town.

Spirit 44E Under SailDr Vincent Argiro, a retired technology entrepreneur living, sailing, racing, and exploring in British Columbia has recently taken deliver of his 13.4m (44ft) Spirit 44CR(e). Based on the Spirit cruiser racer (CR) design, the 44CR (e) was commissioned for an eco-conscious customer who set Spirit Yachts the goal of near total energy self-sufficiency.

Tim IrwinFor five decades the success of CORK can be directly attributed to people who gave so generously of their time and talent. Tim led the way. His dedication to CORK and the sport of sailing was in a class of its own.

Max ResA special edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club Time Over Distance series with Louay Habib talked to Alex Thomson just days before Alex and HUGO BOSS started the |2020 Vendée Globe. This is Alex Thomson’s fifth race and having come second last time, HUGO BOSS is one of the favourites.

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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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