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SinC Martin 242 Fleet Profile The Martin 242 class is the largest One Design racing keelboat class in the Pacific Northwest at 90 boats, with another 25 boats nearby in Los Angeles. The class motto is: “Fun, Fast, Social, and Affordable Racing: One Design Sailing at Its Best!”

Love the new issue of Canadian Yachting’s Sailing in Canada! Big fan of the stuff you guys put out. I was very appreciative of the mention in one of the articles regarding the US Open Miami.

SinC Salty Dawgs The Salty Dawg Sailing Association will be hosting four rallies this year. Each rally is an opportunity for sailors to cruise-in-company, with the safety, camaraderie, and passage-preparation assistance that only a rally can provide, with minimal requirements and minimal costs.

SinC Ayrborn Dragon It’s been a quiet couple of years for Dragon sailing in North America. In 2020, most events, including Club Racing, were cancelled until late in the summer. But by 2021, a full set of local events were held. With the US-Canada border now open in both directions (with some restrictions), we expect 2022 to be better.

SinC Shark Class Sailboat racing is often blamed for being too expensive. Yes, it can be, but it doesn’t always have to be. Looking at the fleet at the CanAm this past weekend, we see numerous boats that are between 20-40 years old, including many of the winners.

SinC John Brunt Devil Shark Hi SinC. I read the article on the Lightning Grant program and have followed it for years. I think the concept is great. I am an avid Shark sailor and have been in the fleet for 34 years. 

SinC Seaspray Osoyoos Regatta 2022 After a two year break the Osoyoos club re-introduced their late summer regatta. The weather was near perfect with a variety of wind conditions and 13 races overall.

SinC Shark Class NA Championship The Shark Class held their North American Championships August 26th – 28th in SW Ontario at the South Port Sailing Club in St. Clair Beach.

SinC ILCA Kingston Canadian sailors in ILCA had some competitions in August, including Sail Canada 2022 ILCA 6 & 7 Senior Championships held August 13-16 in Kingston.

SinC Laser 28 Fleet The story is that a few years ago a friend I crewed with bought a Laser 28 and I liked it so much I had to buy one. Then another friend the same, and another. Soon we had five locally and we decided to all get together in the winter around March.



The European portion of SailGP Season 4 got underway this weekend in Saint-Tropez, France. Having hit record breaking speeds last year on the Côte d’Azur, Phil Robertson and the Canadians were looking forward to this weekend of racing, but things did not turn out as hoped. A penalty in the pre-start of race one was a precursor of what was to come, and it proved difficult for the team to recover.

A collision with Spain early on in race one set the team back and translated into eight penalty points for the event and an additional four penalty points for the season.