Friday, August 04, 2006

Montreal One Design Regatta

Here it comes. The Montreal One Design Regatta is this week end. Everybody of course has a favourite regatta, and depending on the type of sailing you do, some fit the bill better than others. I think the Montreal One Design Regatta is a very important one, and kudos to P.C.Y.C. for continuing to host it. This is the one of only a few regattas in the Montreal area specifically catering to one design classes. There are other one design regattas of course, but not many that gather many of the classes together, and support, no, encourage the development of one design racing. This is valuable support for our sailing community since no other racing is more equal, competitive, and fair than the one design format. Another similar regatta would be C.N.D.M.'s Quebec Open later in September. So we have the possibility of this type of racing in both of Montreal's sailing areas. I hope we can build support for these regattas, as they are an important part of local racing.