Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Update: Montreal Lightning team 10th at the worlds

July 22:
It's still early in the regatta, but 2 of the 3 who participated in the Pan Am games are at the Lightning World championship along with another Montreal crew. After winning the medal race and finishing 5th overall, Jamie, Steph and Chantale are the top Canadian boat and one of the 4 non-US boats in the top 20.

July 27 update:
Wow 10th and first team from outside US! Great show!

Results pictures

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Montreal sailing team to participate in medal race tomorrow

The stakes are high! Go Montreal Go!

Jay, Chantale and Jamie are sailing their Lightning in the Panam games. After 12 races, they are 5th, but that could change tomorrow.  Good luck!

Friday, July 03, 2015

Montreal Photographer at the Laser Worlds in Kingston

The Laser World championship is going on in Kingston and Montreal photographer Luka Bartulovic is covering the event for our enjoyement.

Monday, June 22, 2015

23 teams race in Shark Coupe du Québec in Pointe-Claire

La coupe du Québec de Shark s'est tenue les 13 et 14 juin 2015. Six anciens champions du monde étaient présents pour se disputer cette coupe locale.

Félicitations à Crazy Ivan d'Ottawa (David Foy, David O'Sullivan, Jamie Foy) pour avoir remporté cette régate. L'équipage de Bretagne et de Beaconsfield, Olivier Pilon, Nicholas Lemarchand et Marion Lemarchand sur Chimère ont été les premiers Québecois (le spi rose) devant George Stedman, Robert Levy et Etienne Portelance de Pointe-Claire sur Ketchup (prononcé "Catch-Up")

Merci à Suzanne Brosseau pour ces photos.

Les photos de samedi et celles de dimanche.

Les résultats complets.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Montreal team to represent Canada at the Pan-Am games

Montreal sailors Jay Deakin, James Allen and Chantale Léger qualified in Toronto to represent Canada in the Pan-Am games that will be held this year in Toronto.

Good luck to them! 

A Lightning - archive picture by Luca Bartulovic

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Oily Substance fouling Lac St. Louis

 Environment officials are trying to determine the source of the oil or gasoline that leaked into the waters of Lac St-Louis.

While driving home on Lakeshore Road around the Pointe Claire - Dorval border, I was diverted past a large number of trucks, hoses, and personnel along the shoreline. Now I know why. Link to article below:

Oily substance fouling Lac St. Louis

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Tactics Seminar

Online info & registration

04/19/2015 9:00:00 AM

Instructor: Geoff Moore

Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club
1350 Lakeshore Drive
Dorval, Québec H9S 2E3
Royal St. Lawrence YC

Check in: 8:30 am   Class: 9:00-4:30

Pricing for this location includes Lunch.

Skippers - $125
Members - $95
Additional Crew - $95
Jrs / Students - $60


Class Outline

Race & Win
  • The Racing Hierarchy
  • Heads Up!
  • Tactics and Winning 
Race Prep
  • Tune up, Test the course, Plan your start
Starting Strategy
  • Where to Start
  • Approaches
Starting Tactics
  • The Start
  • Avoiding Common Pitfalls
  • Starting Rules
Upwind Strategy
  • Wind and Wind Shifts
  • Wind Shift Strategy - none, one, two, many...
  • LEPs, leverage, catching up
  • Tracking and Predicting the Wind
  • Current - myths debunked!
  • Local Knowledge
Upwind Tactics
  • Wind Shift Tactics
  • Tactical Principles
  • Tactical Course Management
  • Mark Rounding Tactics
  • Extend Your Lead
  • Weapons
  • Upwind Rules
Downwind Strategy and Tactics Strategy
  • Tacking Angles and Wind Shifts
  • Downwind Windshifts - one, two, many, building!
  • Where are the Shifts?
  • Current
  • Tactics: Attack and Defense
Mark Rounding and Finishing
  • Downwind Rules
  • Mark Rounding Rules and Tactics
  • Finishing Rules and Tactics
  • Boat Handling
  • Boat Speed
  • and Tactics

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fireball NA's of 2015

Peter Kelly and Tof Nicoll-Griffith are back at it. Having sailed the Fireball together, ohhh, way back when, they have just shown this classic dinghy class they are still Top Dawgs! They have just won the Fireball North American Championship for 2015. They took 6 wins out of 9 races to pretty effectively dominate the regatta held at the Davis Island YC in Tampa, Florida, March 9-11th. Ahhh, does it get any better?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015