Reserve the date now for the annual S.L.S.C. Gala event! Saturday August 9th 2008 is when you will be able to experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans without leaving Sturgeon Point! Start looking for your beads and costumes now. Please join us for a wonderful evening including dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Ticket information … Read more
The report prepared by Richard Roberts on the 2007 Mid-Ontario Regatta has been published in The Laser Sailor magazine, which is published by the North American Laser Association. This another sign that the Mid-Ontario regatta is gaining larger recognition as a great sailing event. You can read an edited version of the Mid-Ontario report here.
This past weekend I represented SLSC at the annual meeting of the Canadian Yachting Association in Kingston. It was a great event for the profile for our club, as Gerry Giffin was elected President for a two year term. Many of you may remember Gerry from the mid 1970’s when Gerry was SLSC’s head instructor … Read more
Veteran junior sailing instructor Hugh Goodday of the St. Margaret’s Sailing Club in Nova Scotia writes the following about his Club’s decision to form a 420 race team: “In recent years, the 420 has witnessed a decline in popularity in Nova Scotia and Canada. This is a direct result of the impressive design and clever … Read more
From the Team Vanguard site. The following measurements are those we have found to be the fastest settings for a Club 420. After experimentation you may find that a slightly different setting may mean even better boat speed for you and your style of sailing. The Club 420 is an extremely popular boat used in … Read more
This letter to Sailing Scuttlebutt editor ‘The old Curmudgeon’ from Richard Roberts was recently published in the Scuttlebutt newsletter (see link to Scuttlebutt): “Here are my two cents on a number of race [management] issues. I’ve been a Laser sailor since 1972 and, in our world (I know we can be complainers), I think the … Read more
Presentation of OSA Title Series awards will take place at the OSA annual Meeting on January 20, 2008. Our race team should mark their calendars.
The Ontario Sailing Association has posted the results for its Title Event Series 2007 and Sturgeon Lakers have swept the top spots in the 420 class, with Claire DesBrisay and Emily Fleck winning in the 17 & 18 year old class and with Amy DesBrisay and Kate Thomas taking 1st overall in the 16 & under … Read more
CORK Fall Regatta – September 28 – 30: Kingston served up three quality days of racing for this past weekend’s NQR events and Murray McCullough was there with his crew Louis-Phillipe Bougie Bastien to compete in the 49er Olympic Class. This was one of the inaugural regattas in Murray and Louis-Phillipe’s campaign to represent Canada in … Read more
September 15 & 16 – Oakville Yacht Squadron hosted the 2007 Ontario High School Championships on a magnificent and breezy September weekend. The reunited SLSC crew of Claire DesBrisay and Liz Barr sailed superbly (winning 5 of the 7 races) to become the Ontario High School champions in the 420 Fleet. Amy DesBrisay and Kate … Read more
September 8 & 9 at Royal Hamilton Yacht Club – The final regatta in the Ontario sailing Association’s 2007 Title Series was the RHYC’s Cornish Hen Regatta which also served as the OSA Provincial Women’s Championships. Claire DesBrisay and Emily Fleck sailed one of the Club’s two new 420s and, with Kate Thomas and Kevin Robson unable to … Read more