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Scholfield Series – Race #3

2018-09-20T19:34:29-04:00 September 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

For this Wednesday’s race, the wind was weak on a SE, but eventually picked up to a nice 8 knots.  The first mark from the starting line was straight downwind, which is a rare first-leg course in Wednesday’s racing.  Nevertheless the pack was tight rounding the first buoy “A”, with

Scholefield series – Race #1

2018-09-06T18:10:14-04:00 September 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This Wednesday’s racing took place in south-westerly winds varying from 8 to 10 knots.  Némo got a flying start on a F-A-C-F-A course, being closer to the committee boat on an upwind tack.  However, a slight change in the wind direction towards the south allowed Jethino and Born to Run

Twilight Series – Race #5

2018-08-30T20:10:30-04:00 August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The wednesday night race was preceded by storm warnings and violent torrential rains. Still, the weather and skies were beautiful came start time at 18:30, with westerly winds in the 10-15 knot range. It was a close contest throughtout between sailboats Jeitinho, Born to Run et Youp!

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Sunset Racing Series #4

2018-08-23T19:42:23-04:00 August 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Six teams mustered the courage to race in exceptionally strong winds this Wednesday.
Smaller jibs and reefing had to be applied in order to storm a strong north-westerly wind of 25 to 35 knots,
The race started at 18h30 as called. Special thanks to Alex for the long course around

Twilight Series – Race # 3

2018-08-16T23:31:24-04:00 August 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The chosen course for this Wednesday’s race was around buoys D-F-A.
The wind was a northwesterly 5-to-10 knot wind, down to 5 towards the end of the race.
The race was hotly contested between Marinik, Nemo and Born-to-Run. In the end Nemo finished first, by staying close to the leaders

Bill Marshall Race

2018-06-13T12:24:53-04:00 June 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Course Bill Marshall – Saturday  June 23 – Skippers meeting :  9h30 – Start : 11h

Scholfield Series – Race #4

2017-09-28T12:01:15-04:00 September 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The race was held in 5-to-8 knot NW winds, swinging westerly mid-race, in the area just outside of the club.
These confines are most useful for a quick race or outings at this time of the year.
A very simple course was used : from buoy AM92 and back to

Scholfield Series – Race #2

2017-09-14T11:10:30-04:00 September 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

for this wednesday racing, winds were light at 3-5 knots SW. The starting line was right in front of the club, leading to multiple tacks up to buoy AM92.
This is particularly fun and strategic course for these conditions. It was a fantastic racing night, adorned with a beautiful sky. Two races still remains to be contested in the Series

Twilight Series – Race #3

2017-08-26T06:30:39-04:00 August 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

In strong westerly winds from 12 to 23 knots, it was a fight from beginning to end between leaders Youp, Born to Run and Andante.
The three competitors took the lead at various times in the F-A-F-B-F course. Boats were dangerously close to one another on the last leg, which was full downwind. In the end, it was only a 7-second

Course du rhum results

2017-08-19T18:51:48-04:00 August 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Westerly winds between 10 and 15 knots. The route from Marshall Bay to Saint-placid Bay and back to Marshall Bay. A-H98-A. A long run of 3:31 for the leader with the other competitors not too far back. The southwesterly wind allowed several to get to the H98 without tacking and return to Marshall Bay without gibing. Ideal conditions for our

Twilight Series – Race # 2

2017-08-17T12:18:06-04:00 August 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This wednesday the winds were varying from 5 to 12 knots in a westerly direction, with a course F-CAD-F-C. The starting line was favoring so much a starboard start that all boats were stuck around the committee boat. A few “up-up-up” were heard, leading to three false starts for “Born to Run”, “Youp” et “Pinch”. It was a superb race

Ladies Race

2017-08-14T15:24:03-04:00 August 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Northwestly winds, 8 to 15 knots. The following course was used: F-D-F-C-A. Aquilon played the role of the rabbit in a gate start without boat committee. Competitors had to sail astern of Aquilon, who started from the F buoy on close-hauled. Aquilion kept the lead for almost all the first leg, to be overtaken by Born to Run near buoy

Twilight Series – Race # 1

2017-08-10T07:20:04-04:00 August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Wind Northwest varying between 3 and 10 knots. F-D-B-F course fortunately shortened due to the wind reduction at the end of the course. Congratulations Aquavita and Pinch for your beautiful catch up.

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Anniversary Race

2017-08-05T23:03:56-04:00 August 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Southwest wind  from 15 to 20 knots. It was the deluge leaving my home around 8:30 but fortunately when arriving at the club the sky had cleared and a beautiful day of sailing was coming. The race was delayed by one hour to take advantage of a slightly better wind. The F-C-D-E-A course was executed in a record time of

Summer Series – Race #4

2017-08-02T23:42:57-04:00 August 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

With a 3-6 knot southwesterly wind, the Racing Committee decided to hold the race on the southern side of the bridge in order to take advantage of the better conditions. However, boats had to keep clear of the bridge – Nemo for one hit bottom a mere six meters northwest of the committee boat. Still, it was valuable to hold

Summer series – Race #3

2017-07-27T11:17:38-04:00 July 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The course was F-C-D-F-A, with winds varying from 5 to 10 knots in a westerly direction. The preferred starting tack was towards the committee boat. Very nice come-from-behind by “Nemo” to catch up and eventually lead “Youp” at the first reach between buoys C and D. Nemo even used his passing lights when right behind “Born to Run” all along the

Summer Series – Race #2

2017-07-20T13:16:51-04:00 July 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The race took place right in front of the club, allowing the racers to get a little wind as a torrential rain fell on the other side of the bridge. In the lastminute before the start, a 45-degree change in wind direction was responsible for a monster traffic jam around the committee boat. Several boats that were in the clear

Summer series – Race #1

2017-07-13T00:30:28-04:00 July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This Wednesday, racing took place in an easterly wind for the first time this season, in 3-to-7 knots depending of the position in the course A-F-A-F-C.
Blanketed by the shoreline, the wind was very light for the start at buoy A.
Aquilon, Born to Run and Nemo were able to

Spring Series – Race #3

2017-07-06T13:55:47-04:00 July 6th, 2017|Regatta 2015|

Since there was no wind on the other side of the bridge, the last race of the spring series took place right in front of the club.A simple course close-reach followed by a run (S-W-S-W) allowed for one full race before the wind completely died down around 8pm. In spite of a lesser wind, there were challenges such as having

Results of the Commodore Race

2017-07-03T15:01:12-04:00 July 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Fantastic conditions for the Commodore Annual race. The course F-K-E-C-D-A was completed in three hours in a 10-to-20 knot westerly breeze. Aquilon once again showed tremendous skills on long courses. “La Perle Noire” is a promising newcomer, finishing second ahead of “Filoup”. Skies were cloudy at the beginning, but the race concluded in beautiful sunny conditions !

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Spring Series – Race #2

2017-06-29T17:05:54-04:00 June 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This wednesday saw a few storms and 45 minutes of sometimes torrential rain before we could start the race. It finally started at 8pm, at buoy “C”. The wind being light and the start late, Felix drew a course accordingly C-A-C-A, being a bit of a lesser distance than usual. To make matters worse, conditions changed

Race of the Commodore

2017-06-29T17:00:17-04:00 June 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Last Call for the race of the Commodore

This Saturday, July 1

Skipper meeting at 9:30

 

The annual Bill Marshall race

2017-06-26T22:15:29-04:00 June 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The annual Bill Marshall race took place in fantastic conditions, with winds varying from 6 to 15 knots, WNW at first, switching to SW towards the end.
A problem with the engine of Rose de Borée, our committee boat, led to the use of a “gate” start (rabbit start).

Adrénaline, a boat from Oka, finished first

Results – Race #1 – Spring Series

2017-06-22T13:03:56-04:00 June 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

The first race of the season took place in a westerly wind of some 15 knots at start time (at buoy F), decreasing down to some 3 knots at the end of racing. The course took some 2 hours to complete, including 3 beam legs and 2 running legs.

In this early season,

New regattas calendar

2017-06-14T23:31:39-04:00 June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Modified calendar for the 2017 season

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Results – Rhum race

2016-09-22T14:53:10-04:00 September 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

It was on a beautiful late summer day with a ESE light breeze that we finally held the last postponed regatta of the year.  10 sailboats crossed the starting line between our “B” mark and Ile aux Tortues to head towards the eastern “No Wake” buoy of the Oka marina, rounding it to starboard, then on to our “F” mark

Results – Scholefield Series – Race #1

2016-09-01T15:31:00-04:00 September 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Scholefield first race of the series , starting at 18:30 as planned and a few minutes later it was already beginning to turn our lights . Hey yes ! the days are becoming shorter and it takes full advantage of the last weeks that we have left. Starting tight enough on a line very well adjusted by the committee boat

Results – Evening series – Race #3

2016-08-11T11:01:08-04:00 August 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

West winds, 3 to 6 knots, with a starting line being favored at the committee boat. The course    was completed in less than an hour by the leaders. With the earlier sunsets, make sure you check your lights before departure, for within a few weeks we’ll be racing in the dark! Again all the participants had a wonderful time

Gallery 60th anniversary

2016-08-08T13:57:06-04:00 August 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Superbe journée pour notre 60 ième, La course anniversaire a été agrémentée par un concours de déguisements de bateaux et d’équipages.  Une chaude lutte entre Pinch, Azule, Capitaine Hamel et Aquilon.  Finalement c’est Aquilon qui s’est mérité le premier prix.

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Results – Evening series – Race #2

2016-08-04T12:14:30-04:00 August 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Vent léger de 2 à 3 Nœuds du Sud.  Pour ces conditions de vent, le comité de course a décidé de déplacer le parcours dans la baie de Vaudreuil, en face du club.   Les conditions de vent étaient plus intéressantes dans cette zone qu’au nord du pont où un calme plat semblait couvrir l’ensemble du lac.   La courte

Results – Evening Series – Race #1

2016-07-29T11:01:08-04:00 July 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

It was a wonderful evening for the first race of the evening series at the Club. Light winds with ups and downs from 3 to 5 knots West . A ” flat sea ” (with a few waves ) allowed to perform a tack on virtually every headers . The departure line favoured a starboard tack at the port side

«Black List» Race

2016-07-25T15:45:04-04:00 July 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Due to lack of wind the ” Black List ” race is postponed.  This race is to provide an opportunity for novices to participate as helmsman . It is of course possible to embark experienced skippers who will advise the best of their skills. The goal is , among others, to discover

Results – Summer series – Race #2

2016-07-15T11:08:52-04:00 July 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

A heat wave evening freshened by a variable wind from 4 to 10 knots South West. The wind started stronger, peaking to 15 knots. Usually buoy F is the windiest part of the course, in fact for all of the Lake of Two Mountains. Therefore, it is advised not overrely on the wind at this place to make last minute