Lyra AGM 2021LYRA has a long tradition of bringing Canadian and US sailors together for top level competition and camaraderie. As you know, that was not possible in 2020 so a program of events on separate sides of the border was assembled.

Sarah DouglasAfter eight months away from international competition, in late October I travelled to Gdansk, Poland to compete at the European Championships where I finished in 6th place. It was great to see this summer's training pay off and identify where to focus my efforts this winter. Now in quarantine, I am focusing on rest and recovery while planning out the next couple of months.

Sail Canada, working with partner, BC Sailing has announced a partnership with 19 Wing Comox’s HMCS Quadra military facility in Comox, British Columbia, helping the Canadian Sailing Team in their quest for Olympic success at the Tokyo Olympic Games scheduled for 2021.



NYYC Trails 2020 Terry Team WorkWith ten bullets in 12 races, Terry McLaughlin with his crew of John Millen and Andrew McTavish won the recent qualifying regatta in Toronto sending them to the 2021 edition of the New York Yacht Club Invitational.

Ontario 32 MainCUST “I have a J/32, do weeknight JAM races and thinking about LOSHR and some club point to point events and a few weekend trips to NOTL and hopefully a Thousand Islands tour next year.”

MHOR 2019 YYCBeing cautiously optimistic that COVID-19 will be manageable by summer, the Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race committee is pleased to announce that the race is scheduled to start on July 11, 2021.

Offshore Racing RuleGulf Yachting Association (GYA) race organizers will utilize ratings built on Offshore Racing Association (ORA) velocity prediction programming.

America's Cup PatriotAmerican Magic, which represents the New York Yacht Club, is the first of the four teams for the 2021 America’s Cup to take delivery of a second-generation boat. The other teams, defender Emirates Team New Zealand and challengers INEOS Team UK and Luna Rosa Prada Pirelli Team, all plan on having two boats.

Team Salish ExpressZach Carver and his team of filmmakers have put together a documentary, immersing viewers in the annual engineless up the rugged British Columbia coastline starting from Port Townsend Washington State with a stopover in Victoria BC and then finishing in Ketchikan Alaska.

Peter HarkenWe started this company to build the best sailing products we could at a fair price. We've had good success doing it, and that makes us proud. What we might not have anticipated was how much the culture of this place means to its success.


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.