Sunday, January 21, 2007

Website forTanzer Association Sails Purchase

Anyone looking for information regarding the purchase of North sails via the group purchase facilitated by the Association can find it on the following website:

Tanzer Class Association Sail Order

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tanzer Association offering North Sails Again!

Happy New Year everyone!

If you own a Tanzer here is an offer that should make for a great way to get your 2007 season off to a super start. Your Tanzer Association is once again providing an exclusive deal from North Sails One Design in Canada. This offer is only for Tanzer owners who are members of the Class Association, and is open to all regardless of which country you reside in. Email me for the order form and list prices particular to your boat. If you own a Tanzer model other than the 22, 7.5, or 26, contact me, or Paul Davis at North, for details of your requirements and pricing.

Note that the prices indicated on the form are list prices. Members will receive a lower discounted price of at least 15%. If more than 25 sails are ordered, the discount will rise to 18%. If more than 35 sails are ordered, the discount will rise to 20%. If more than 45 sails are ordered the discount will rise to 22%. Last year, the Association’s group purchase was for more than 70 sails! If you live outside of Ontario, you will not pay provincial sales tax. If you live outside of Canada, I believe most if not all such members paid no tax or duties. In my experience, the shipping fees were inconsequential. No one’s order shall be processed until the number of sails and the corresponding final discount is known. You will then be contacted for confirmation and payment. The final (no exceptions) deadline to close and send our order is Feb. 9th, so order much earlier, so as not to jeopardize spring delivery!

These sails were especially designed to conform to high quality standards and the one-design rules of the Tanzer 22 Class Association. Sails for the other Tanzers are built to the same high standards. Only the highest quality cloths, construction, and fast shapes were acceptable to the Class. There are a lot of reasonable economy products on the market, or high priced quality, or other good buys. However, your Association and North has done a lot of the work for you! Please contact me, or Paul at anytime to learn more about the features, and materials used. It is also important to specify any non-standard equipment that could affect fit when making your order. Last year, there were few problems reported, but different equipment, or types of roller furling gear can make a difference. Paul’s contact info is on the order form, and my email address is

All the best for 2007!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Stars go at it in their N.A.'s

We love and cherish the one design classes here at Montreal Sailing, from the tiny boats like the Fireball, right up to the larger like the Laser 28, and everything in between. The Star class has boats primarily at CNDM, but also at the RSt.LYC. Here is a shot of their North American championship to feed our addiction on a wintry day. I've noticed that if you scour the for sale ads on websites of different fleets you can get a boat and trailer for as little a $2500. Not only that, you don't have to fix leaky windows!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Dinghy and small boat harbour in Lachine

Here we are in our first snow storm of the new year! Seems like a good time for some posts to remind us of the milder seasons, when sailing is possible! I mentioned in a previous post how well protected the boats seem to be in Lachine. They are in pretty near proximity to the rapids but there is a large protected area visible in the previous satellite shot. This one shows a close up of where a number of dinghies and very small boats are kept. The shore line is a popular path for bikers, bladers, joggers and so on.