North Sails LOFT NEWS
ALBACORE RACE SEASON ENDS ON A HIGH NOTE
Solid Winds Make For Great Racing At St. James Town Sailing Club
The final club regatta of the Toronto Albacore racing season was held on Saturday, September 14. Hosted by St. James Town Sailing Club, the racing was on Lake Ontario, south of the Toronto Islands, in steady winds blowing 15 to 20 knots through the day. The solid winds and long rollers made for planing reaches, great surfing and more than a few wet spills. 30 Albacores, each with two onboard, participated in the event. The racing was tight, with only three points separating the top four boats after five races. In the end, Darren Monster and Joel Yatscoff of the Outer Harbour Centreboard Club placed third, Paul Clifford and Mia Brandt of the Westwood Sailing Club placed second, and top honors were taken by George Carter and Robin Coady of the Mooredale Sailing Club.
Thanks go to the many volunteers who, onshore and off, made the event a success. Special thanks to North Sails and the other local businesses who generously donated prizes in support of the fleet. The Albacore remains the most popular one design race boat in the Toronto area, and days like this explain why!