420 Racing: A kindred Spirit from Nova Scotia

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

420 Tips From the Tops

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

Race Management: Richard Roberts Gets Published

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

SLSC Race Team Sweep!

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

Murray McCullough races at Fall CORK

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

Ontario High School Champs!

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

SLSC Sailors Crowned Ontario Womens’ Champions

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

SLSC Crew ‘Medals’ at CYA National Champs

CYA National Sailing Championships – August 9-11: The CYA National championships were held in Hamilton last weekend and the Amy DesBrisay and Kate Thomas (‘8008135’) team were on fire! Sailing in light to moderate winds, they sailed to 3 first place finishes and one third place finish on the last day of racing.  The Amy/Kate combination ended … Read more

SLSC Crew Takes Silver at Four Sisters

July 21 & 22 Port Credit Yacht Club – Three SLSC  420 crews attended PCYC’s annual Four Sisters’ Regatta (named for the four smokestacks that used to adorn the Lakeview Generating Station next to the Club).  In a fleet of 26 boats, the team of Claire DesBrisay and Emily Fleck came home with the Silver Medal … Read more