Cruising

SinC Baselayer ColourFollowing in the footsteps of my foul weather gear article from the last SinC edition, this time around I will tackle base layers. I can’t stress enough the importance of getting these layers right!

SinC Sint Maarten Kids My husband, Nick, and I planned our trip to Sint Maarten back in July hoping that everyone would be good and get vaccinated so we could get this pandemic over with. In September, we nearly pulled the plug, but as time went on, cases on the Caribbean island dropped to about three a week.

SinC Foul Weather Gear Winter is a great time to assess your gear and what upgrades you would like to make. If you’re needing new foul weather gear, you may be a bit worried about the price tags and overwhelmed with the choices. Here is a checklist when shopping for new gear.

SinC Lake StClair Downwind Boats The Canada – US border cuts directly though Lake St Clair, with about 1/3 on the US side, and 2/3 in Canadian territory. That imaginary line that runs down the middle of Lake St Clair gives all sailors from both sides of the border a place to enjoy racing crowd and cruising.

SinC Electronic Signal For a number of years, Sail Canada and Provincial Sailing Associations have been advocating Transport Canada in support of the approval of alternatives to the requirements for recreational boats to carry pyrotechnic distress signals.

SinC Guides Like many of you, I am itching to travel again… So, I will be heading to Croatia in September 2022 to join a flotilla! I am very excited to explore the islands, wineries, waterfalls, historic towns and much more. Even though I am part of a flotilla with a set itinerary, I still need to study my own passage plan as my crew and boat are my responsibility.

Salty Dawg Canadian BoatsThe Salty Dawg's Fall Rally to the Bahamas will depart from Hampton, VA on November 2 with the Antigua-bound boats, but will head due south for a fur to five day sail to the Abacos in the northern Bahamas.

RCYC Sept 2020 Sally and BobIn the first week of March 2020, Toronto sailor Bob Medland was elected Commodore of the prestigious virtual yacht club, the Cruising Club of America (CCA), which boasts 1400 members cruising the Seven Seas.

Bitter End YCThe world may feel like its standing still at the moment, but in the BVI, Bitter End's 64 acres in are a flurry of rebirth. In this short video, meet Patrick Brizio, the guy at the helm of bringing back Bitter End.

Salty DawgMany Canadian cruisers have discovered the Salty Dawg Sailing Association. The Dawgs is an educational and charitable organization that conducts rallies, educational seminars and webinars, and rendezvous to help sailors realize their long-distance cruising dreams.

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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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