ACTION PHOTOS on the WATER
Local photographer Lynn Gray has a bunch of cool photos on her website - recent Opti & J/24 regattas and more.
Feel free to drop her a note through her website at www.lynngray.ca if your regatta wants an "on the water" record that can be digitized and uploaded.
She'll also shoot your boat underway or in a still scene if you need something to hang on the wall of your office or den. You will also find Lynn cruising Bedford Basin looking for photo ops when not on assignment.
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SUMMER 2007 NEAR LYC
Local sailor David Corkum catches the crew of Jabble chasing her J92 sistership Poohsticks downwind past the Tallship Picton Castle.
J145 "Katana" becomes 1st Canadian Yacht in 2005 Marblehead Halifax Race
"Katana" sailed by her owners and and a crew including World Champions Glen Dexter & Sandy Macmillan; Round the World Racer Derek Hatfield and J/Boat Dealer Jim Snair finished just over 1 hr ahead of her nearest Canadian rival, the J160 "Excalibur".
"Katana" finished 6th in the IRC fleet and 3rd in IRC-2 class with "Excalibur" correcting only minutes behind to finish 7th in fleet and 4th in class.
C&C 99 Wins A1 Class @ Chester Race Week 2004
Race Week was sailed in conditions that ranged from #1 genoa to #3 blade for the C&C 99, in boat for boat conditions against the likes of a J/92 and Melges 24.
Finishing 2,1,1,1 for low pts across all PHRF classes.
C&C 99 Wins Premier Class @ Armdale YC Opener 2004
Our gorgeous new C&C 99 demo sails her regatta.
That's a C&C 41 chasing her(32.5'!) to the finish line after 4hrs of racing!
A cold,rainy,light air weekend greeted our demo as she made her first appearance!
Ice Breaking in the Mooring Field
April 5th/04 and the ice is finally soft enough for breaking up using a 40' commerical vessel.
Moorings will be in by week's end and launchings will follow very soon.
Summer is enroute!
2004 C&C 99 Arrives in Halifax Touchdown at RNSYS, Dec 11/03 - our new stock C&C99. Equipped with a carbon fiber rig on top of a epoxy hull that's been oven baked and vacuum bagged, the C&C lineup represents Grand Prix building techniques made available to the all sailors. Her interior boats 6'2" headroom, cherry interior finish and two private sleeping cabins plus full galley.
She is being offered fully commissioned & ready to sail! Call us for her detailed inventory.
J/35 Harrier Wins Premier Class at Chester Race Week This past August, 134 boats across 10 classes participated in Chester Race Week (Aug 13-16) hosted by CYC in Chester, Nova Scotia. In the Premier class, the J35 "Harrier" won w/Evan Petley Jones of RNSYS skippering. CYC's own J105 "Turning Point" finished 5th in the 21 grand prix fleet. In the A1 class, J/92 "Poohsticks" won by 1pt over the new C&C99 "Andrea6 of Sunnybrook". J/92 "Storm Front" finished 4th in a 9 boat fleet. Impressive results include both J/92's & a J/80 recording first place finishes in 3 of 4 races in this class. In the 16 boat J/29 Fractional one design fleet, "Cool Breeze", a J/29FO from the US northeast bested the locals including CYC's Larry Creaser's
"Jaeger" and LYC's Chris MacDonald's "Scotch Mist IV". The MacDonalds & their crew celebrated the 20th anniversary of sailing aboard their J/29 this summer. The J/24 Fleet was won by "Minimum Headroom" skippered by Don Williams of RNSYS. The classes enjoyed a challenging week starting with a under 5 knot drifter in dense fog on day one to a 25 knot plus gear buster on Saturday that offered wild rides to those who were well prepared. You can view the results at the CYC Website.
July 17, 2003
135' of sailing luxury
One of the largest sloops ever to sail the Marblehead to Halifax race
Built in New Zealand she sailed here to home waters as a continuation of her world cruise
She raced against the 80' lightweight speedsters and though winds were very light she beat a few of them to the finish line
Imagine racing w/ a -150 PHRF rating!
See RNSYS - Marblehead for full results
June 27, 2003
1st or 2nd or 3rd...
Epoxy built, oven baked racer/cruiser w/"legs"
Short tack w/40'ers and drag race lightweight 30' speedsters
The new C&C 99 only has 12 hrs on the engine but has
proven her ability in short order.
Call us about placing top three!
And enjoy the post race in full luxury.
April 29, 2003
The demo is in the slings.
By midday our 2003 C&C99 had splashed down.
Commissioning completes in two weeks.
Watch for updated photos here.
First race weekend is scheduled for May 17-19 at the AYC Opener in Halifax.
March 10, 2003
The saltwater is still ice covered
We had a great game of shinny hockey - for 4 hrs!
In less than 6 weeks we'll all be boating
Its going to be a short spring, then instant summer!
UPDATE - March 25, 2003 - The ice is soft, but still thick. C'mon spring!
Check out the results of this summers Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2002 held at the Lunenburg Yacht Club in the waters of Mahone Bay.A not so serious game of Frisbee on Bachman's Island was enjoyed by the girls and boys Mistral sailors while they waited for wind during one of the race days. The boys gold medal went to a New Zealand sailor and the girls gold medal was won by a sailor from Poland.