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    Frigate on the rocks, 7th fleet innocent.

    That will buff right out......
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Yup, 1978 Ericson 30-2
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    Show your boat not sailing

    All bundled up for winter, Thunder Bay, Ontario 2 weeks ago. sniff
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    So Dylan, when you finish with the Chesapeake you have to come check out Lake Superior.... just snapped this picture of Pic Island fine on our port bow this morning, unfortunately not a breath of wind, but 5he scenery is lovely (like Scotland without the whiskey).
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    sailing from Kingston to Canso

    Did the trip in 2013 it was amazing, the St. Lawrence is the way to go. call up nautical mind books in Toronto and get a copy of Cheryl Barr’s book
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    Kirby 30

    Actually, Bruce crossed the bar last year I believe.
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    So there was some guy from Ontario Sailing on CBC this morning and he was implying that clubs were cancelling racing and regattas. Does anyone have any clear news on this? I know QCYC starts their season this morning (in spite of much of the land base being under water), what about ABYC Open? Is it a go?
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Splashing this weekend at QCYC 4 weeks to the first Wednesday race!
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    LYRA 2015 So LYRA is at Whitby this year, anyone know what the dates and start points for the feeder races are? Is there a definitive sched posted anywhere?
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    So, a week ago they posted another announcement saying they were working on it and were "hoping" to post results by Monday the 29th.... Right. What a joke. Can we get a refund on our entry fee?
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    So it's now been six days. How difficult can it be to score one race with 24 boats in 4 divisions? We sailed our boats over there at some ungodly hour for one race. They happily collected our $75, now how about some results? If it's totally screwed up, tell us! The silence is perhaps the most annoying. 4 or 5 years ago I entered this regatta and had such a sour experience I didn't go back. Until this year. That was clearly a mistake. If what they are trying to do is rid themselves of the 4 ksb fleet, they are being very effective. I won't go back.
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    So it's now been 5 days since the finish of the RCYC Open Regatta's Balmy Beach Offshore Rally. For the first couple of days they had a note up saying results would be posted as soon as possible, then for the last 3 days they've had this up: rcyc open results for balmy beach offshore rally - will be posted shortly Unfortunately, the Offshore Rally hit the time limit with many boats still out on the course. Due to these circumstances the results have been delayed. We will be posting these shortly. Thank you for your patience! This is ridiculous......
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Anybody have the inside scoop on the protest that is going tow hearing this weekend?
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    So, is the problem in local organization and promotion. Are the local clubs doing anything to encourage their local boats to race? It's interesting to look at the registrations for the regattas last year. ABYC had 3 register, 2 from their club PCYC had 4 NFS, 2 from PC, and 2 FS, 1 from their club. EYC had 3 NFS with 1 from EYC and 4 C&C 27-5 with 2 from EYC QCYC had 18 NFS in 3 fleets 15 of which were from their club and 6 flying sail, 3 from their club. In other regattas Oakville open had 13 FS and 11NFS Bronte Rocks had 23 NFS and 5 FS Why is it that PHRF seems to be doing fine at the west end and is dead in Toronto. Does PHRF-LO need to be more pro-active in organizing a circuit of regattas? If IRC were easier and more affordable, would that change anything. Does the IRC fleets really want a bunch of 4ksbs crowding up their courses?
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    So I discovered this evening when I went to the LORC site to register that ABYC Open "Regatta" this year is not running a full, two-day series of races for PHRF boats. Instead they are running a single "coastal race" on the Saturday only. This isn't worth the time, effort and resources to commit either of our boats to. This is unfortunate (we really enjoyed this regatta in past years), but there is not much we can do about it. Last year RCYC also moved to this format, reserving the actual racing for one-design and IRC boats. This is a worrying trend. Perhaps LORC should drop the pretense and only run races for OD and IRC boats? The only "Open" that seems to get a reasonable number of PHRF boats is QCYC.