Saturday, March 26, 2016

Ian Bruce has died



Ian Bruce, creator of the Laser, perhaps the most important racing dinghy in all of the sailing world, died on Wednesday, March 21st. A Dorval resident, living next to the RStLYC, he also created many other successful boats including the Byte, 29er, and the Laser 28.

Below is a link to the Montreal Gazette article marking his passing.
Ian Bruce was the father of the Laser sailboat and two-time Olympian

Monday, March 21, 2016

Resisting spring, the Lac St Louis ice sounds off.




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Have your volume on for this bit of nature speaking. Thanks Peter Rahn for making the video clip!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Oli Tweddell - Australian Finn sailor | Short Film by Ben Hartnett






This is the best sailing footage I can remember, and certainly fantastic footage of the physical nature of small boat sailing. Definitely a "Wow" view. There is a lot of info in his narration, but the film is so mesmerizing, that it will take a few views to absorb the content. What I appreciated in the end, is that he describes his addiction to sailing and why it has meaning for him in a compelling way. Have a look.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Abandoned cargo ship on Lac St. Louis is threatening our waters with a potential spill

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An abandoned cargo ship on Lac St. Louis is threatening our waters with a potential spill. It has been over 4 years listing in an area near Beauharnois. It could potentially spill millions of litres of water contaminated with crude oil into our waters.

CBC article

Monday, September 21, 2015

Shark 1034 Perfect Start





The Rahn team sure makes it look easy! This is the last Good Neighbours Series race for 2015.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Journée portes ouvertes à l'école de voile de Lachine

Venez découvrir la voile à l'école de voile de Lachine.

Le 12 septembre de 10h à 18h.

3045 boulevard Saint-Joseph, Lachine


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The last evening race of 2015 already.



The last evening race for Team Ambitious turned out to be a windless occasion. Still as usual, Mike Anderson is always quick to drop anchor, and boats will raft up to enjoy the evening. The Good Neighbours Series racing is always fun. The blue striped Tanzer 22 with the pop top here is Mike Plesco's.