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40 Boats Raise $85K for Montreal AQVA Charity

The Regatta for AQVA event is a charity regatta that ai…

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Giving Back: Regatta for AQVA raises $70K for sailors with disabilities

On Saturday August 20, 2022, the 10th annual Regatta for AQVA (Association québécoise de voile adaptée ) supporting sailors with disabilities and hosted by the Royal St-Lawrence Yacht Club in Dorval QC, attracted boats from six yacht clubs and raised $70,000.

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Racing: 30 sailors to represent Canada this week in Spain

More than 1,000 sailors will compete at the first major Olympic multiclass competition to take place since Tokyo 2020. Canada will be represented by 30 sailors at the World Sailing Hempel World Cup held at the 51st Princess Sofia Trophy in Mallorca, Spain, which began on Monday, April 4 and will run until this Saturday, April 9.

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Georgian Bay Regatta Celebrates 36th Anniversary this Summer

Once again, the Georgian Bay Regatta is the sailing event of the summer on Georgian Bay – not to be missed! Now in its 36th year, the GBR will take place on the west side of the Bay, visiting the picturesque ports of Meaford, Lion’s Head, and Wiarton, as well as two spectacular anchorages.  

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2022 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival set to go

The 49th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival will take place between March 28 April 3, 2022. It is one of the top three Caribbean sailing events, with an average of 110 yachts per year with 60% of the competitors from overseas.

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SOL Regatta: Canadian Sailors Compete in the Virtual Newport to Bermuda Race

The biannual Newport to Bermuda Race (N2B) was to be held June 27 to 24, 2020 but the 636.2 nautical mile on-the-water-event had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 to the disappointment of the prepared 200+ registered skippers.

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2020 Women’s Keelboat Championships heads to Hudson QC

Sail Canada just announced that dates have been set for the 2020 Women’s Keelboat Championships. The event will be held from Thursday, October 1 to Sunday, October 4 at Hudson Yacht Club in Hudson, QC.

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Route Halifax Saint-Pierre, 10th Edition

Created in 2002 by Philippe Paturel and the late Hal Davies, the 350-mile ocean race that connects Halifax to the French Archipelago of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon every two years is one of the big events of offshore sailing race in North America.

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A fleet of Canadians head south for RORC 600

Life on the Caribbean racing circuit attracts participants from all over the world and increasingly from Canada. In addition to the series of regatta’s that take participants from Grenada (see the Touch2Play blog) to the Heineken in St Maarten then to the BVI Spring Regatta…

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Victoria to Maui International Race a Bucket List adventure

The Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race is hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club.  First contested in 1965 and sailed every second year since 1968, Vic-Maui is the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest ocean racing.

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Touch2Play Racing preps for the Caribbean season

Rob Butler’s joy of sailing in the warm waters of the Caribbean will get renewed this year. For the third season his Reflex 38, Touch2Play Racing, is getting ready to take on the Caribbean Sailing Association’s winter series. 

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Nanaimo selected for the 2020 Martin 242 NAs

The event will be part of the regular SIN Regatta hosted by the Nanaimo Yacht Club (“NYC”) on the July 4/5 weekend after Canada Day and during the US Independence Day holiday long weekend.

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News: Solar boats heading to Toronto

They’re a real thing in Europe and next year Toronto will have a Solar Boat Race right in Toronto Harbour. The Races will run Along the waterfront from Jack Layton Ferry Terminal to HTO Park.

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Record numbers for CORK Fall Regatta

The final regatta of CORK’s 50th celebration year saw a record 264 athletes travel to Portsmouth Olympic Harbour for the CORK Fall Regatta on September 21-22 in Kingston.

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J105s: The Generosity of Sailors … Once Again!

On September 27-29th, the Royal Canadian Yacht Club hosted Canada’s J105 Championship Regatta on Lake Ontario in Toronto with sixteen determined competitors. 

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Sharks celebrate Homecomers 60

This year’s Homecomers Regatta, held at he Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing Club (NOLSC) on September 21 and 22 was a special event as it was also a celebration for the 60th Anniversary of the Shark 24.

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Jilàsi for Youth – Sailing it Forward!

Hosted by the National Yacht Club, Toronto, on September 14, 2019, the Jilàsi for Youth Fundraising Regatta celebrated its second year, thanks to the volunteers and corporate sponsors such as Nieuport Aviation, TD Canada Trust, TK Foundation, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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BNI Challenge Regatta – August 24

It was a riveting scene: sailboats from various yacht clubs with courageous mobility-impaired sailors unconfined by wheelchairs—all united for the 7th annual BNI Challenge to raise money for equipping these brave sailors and running an extraordinary program called Association québecoise de voile adaptée (AQVA).

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Stolze Cup

The Stolze Cup is awarded annually to the regatta’s winning match racing skipper from a LYRA member club. This year’s event was held at RCYC Aug 10-11, 2019 in Sonars. There were eight teams competing from four countries including an all-women team from RCYC.

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Canada’s great showing – three PanAm medals

Sailing at the 2019 Pan American games wrapped up on August 10 in Paracas, Peru. The event saw an array of conditions that made for a challenging event for our Canadian sailors. With the final medal race of the event in the Sunfish, Canada added another medal for a total of three.

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We Won the WAR. A weekend of laughter, learning and racing

After a many years hiatus the Women’s Annual Regatta (WAR) returned to the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club with full force. Over the course of three days, twelve boats crewed by forty women raced on the waters of Hamilton Harbour in a weekend full of laughter, friendly competition and camaraderie.

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CanAm Lite: same regatta, less fee

Introducing the CanAm Lite:  In place of the normal CanAm, the Youngstown Yacht Club is hosting a smaller version called the “CanAm Lite.” 

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Great Lakes Laser Regatta

The Great Lakes Laser Regatta is now a wrap! Congratulations to the 73 participants, making this the largest Master’s Laser event in Canada this year. The event was held in the town of Thornbury west of Collingwood on South Georgian Bay, from July 12 through July 14. The races were held off shore from Thornbury harbour.

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Hans Fogh One Design Regatta and Canadian Championship

The 2nd Annual Hans Fogh One Design Regatta June 7- 9 was a great success thanks to regatta chairman Thomas Fogh. The cool place to be was Royal Hamilton Yacht Club in Canada! This was Soling excitement at its best dedicated to everyone’s good friend sailing legend, Hans Fogh. 

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Youngstown’s CanAm taking Canadian Money at Par!

This year we are offering all Canadian boats registering for the regatta the benefit of paying their entry fee at par. We know the exchange has been painful and we would like to take that excuse away!

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JFest 2019 at RCYC

In 2016 Roger Van Vlack and Colin Andrews of Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club had the idea of creating a JFEST Great Lakes Regatta back in 2016 that would be hosted by different Clubs each year.

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LORC/ABYC Open Regatta May 25 & 26

As has been the recent tradition, the ABYC Open will kick off the 2019 season. PHRF Racers will sail around the buoys on Saturday and will enjoy a “coastal” race on Sunday. The IRC and one-design fleets will race around the buoys both days.

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LOOR 2019 opens registration

Lake Ontario Offshore Racing (LOOR) of the Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC), is dedicated to bringing the offshore sailboat racing experience to Lake Ontario.

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30th Easter Seals Regatta !!

Easter Seals Ontario is hosting the 30th Toronto Easter Seals Regatta on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Mimico Cruising Club.

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Lakeshore Raft party brings back the regatta of old

The LSYC Raft Party Race is happening on June 29th, 2019! This will be the ultimate resurgence of partying and sailing in the Lake Ontario racing scene.

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2019 CanAm now two days

Youngstown’s CanAm Regatta for 2019 will be a two day regatta this year, easier on the crew and family schedules! All the same great racing with top knotch RC work and fun ashore! 

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This means WAR – Bringing back the Women’s Regatta at RHYC

The idea was born over beers and a bonfire, as all great ideas are. After two years of meeting in the off seasons, the idea of bringing back the Women’s Annual Regatta (WAR) is coming to fruition in July 2019.

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Touch 2 Play Blog: Serious Racing 

Touch2Play Racing just finished the 39​th​ Heineken Regatta in St M​a​arten. It was an epic event by all standards that regattas and parties are measured by! Next year’s 40​th​ is going to be even better so find a way to get there.

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In Canada, we like bridges.

While there’s a lot of talk about building walls these days – here in Canada, we’re all about building bridges. In western Lake Ontario, the Burlington Bay James N. Allan Skyway is a commuter’s lifeline, an indomitable navigational landmark for sailors, and the gateway to Canada’s largest port in the Great Lakes system.

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Shellbacks Report and Programming

The Shellbacks Club of Toronto started their Christmas season with their annual Moosemilk luncheon. Gathering at Mimico Cruising Club, the Shellbacks had a delicious meal complemented by moose milk (egg nog and rum) and other Christmas delicacies. The buffet and dessert table that Mimico put out was spectacular.

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BVI and Moorings full tilt for back-to-normal Spring Regatta

After last year’s large-scale efforts to stage the 2018 BVI Spring Regatta in the wake of Hurricane Irma, organizers and participants are looking forward to a more “normal” event this year. The stage is set for the 48thedition to begin on March 25-31, 2019.

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Cuba Rally to celebrate Habana 500 this May

The City of Havana, Cuba, is celebrating its 500th anniversary this year and thanks to our friends at Florida Yachts Charters, you can be part of it.

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Youth Championships announced for CORK 2019

On November 28, Sail Canada announced that the 2019 Sail Canada Youth Championships will take place at CORK International at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (POH) in Kingston, Ontario.

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Round the County 2018

The Orcas Island Yacht Club and the Friday Harbor Sailing Club hosted the 31st annual “ROUND the COUNTY” sailboat race. 

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