Thursday, March 09, 2006
The class with a hot Olympic boat has developed a new website. Click on the title to check it out. The local fleet actually has about 6 or 7 local regattas, and a regional schedule that totals 14 for a pretty impressive 2006 schedule. The largest number of the fleet are at C.N.D.M., but there are also boats at the R.St.L.Y.C. and in Quebec. A healthy 11 boats raced in their two local regattas last year, and they have two evenings of racing at C.N.D.M. each week of the summer.
I know you have to love this class for its history, elegance, sail area, elite and local sailors, technical challenge, international participation, and on and on. However, one thing that attracts me, is that this is probably one of the most trailerable keelboats arounds. Minimum weight of the boat is 671 kilos. So, if you want to race and travel to keelboat regattas (and you like to hike!) you don't need the larger vehicle some boats do. That makes it a great choice in my practical books.
Thanks to Philippe Hofer who noticed the need to change Montreal Sailing's link, and for adding Montreal Sailing to their own links!