SinC Wendy Loat The Board of Directors of Ontario Sailing are pleased to announce that, as selected by the Past Presidents of Ontario Sailing, Wendy Loat is this year’s recipient of the “Presidents’ Trophy” for 2021, recognizing her outstanding contribution to the development of sailing in Ontario.

SinC Marc Robic Ebb Tide The following year, friends of ours, Richard and Denise, purchased a C&C 34 and, based out of the Royal St-Lawrence Yacht Club, they are very active and doing extremely well in the racing scene here in Montreal. Ghost Owl is a truly remarkable boat and, of course, I had to make a model.

SinC Marc Carving A few years ago an idea came to me while in the beautiful Thousand Islands and docked at the fabulous Clayton Classic Boat Museum in New York State. Besides classic boats, there were a number of beautifully made scale models of various boats of all shapes and sizes. And from that, was born the desire to make a model of my own boat.

SinC Dan Cunningham Sail Canada just launched its Kite Foiling program in Canada for 2022. “On Deck” discussion with the National Development Kite Foiling coach, Dan Cunningham.

SinC Bonin Moffat Sam Bonin and Arie Moffat have teamed up in 49er. “On Deck” conversation with the sailors from Ontario.

SinC SailGP Ramshaw Lewin Lafrance Sail Canada National Team Member and 2-time Olympian Tom Ramshaw and Canadian Sailing Development Squad member Georgia Lewin-LaFrance have been selected by Canada SailGP Team for its inaugural season which starts on May 14. “On Deck” conversation with both sailors.

SinC Life of Kai So, I’m at Mobility Cup in Nepean, across the river from Ottawa. I’ve participated in Mobility Cup as a volunteer and companion sailor for over fifteen years. I don’t do it because of some sense of civic duty. I do this because I love it. I meet wonderful people and the outpouring of love and respect is overwhelming.

SinC Andrew Lewis Three-time Laser Olympian in sailing Andrew Lewis has been named ILCA 7 Canadian National Team Coach. “On Deck” conversation with the former athlete from Trinidad and Tobago who has now turned to coaching.

SinC Dinghy Locker Saunders Olympians and brothers Jacob and Graeme Saunders have launched the Dinghy Locker initiative, which provides help to sailors in need. “On Deck” conversation with two-time Olympian Jacob Saunders, who hails from Chester, N.S.

SinC Violet Stafford Ontario Sailing is delighted to announce that Violet Stafford has joined their staff as Training Centre Development Coach. Stafford, who most recently served as Lead Performance Coach for the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, brings over six years of experience coaching and developing youth programs on the high-performance pathway.

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Silver medal for Andre Deseau of West Van YC

Close to 40 young Canadian sailors were in action last weekend for the Midwinters West competitions held in California.

At the ILCA-NA Midwinters West held at Marina del Rey, Andre Deseau was the top Canadian with a second-place finish in the ILCA 4 class. The athlete from West Vancouver Yacht Club had a strong last day with a 4th, 1st and 3rd position, allowing him to climb from third to second spot. 

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