North Sails LOFT NEWS
CUSTOMER CORNER: ETOBICOKE YACHT CLUB OPEN
Strong Breeze & Strong Competition at EYC Open 2018
The Etobicoke Yacht Club Open for 2018 was a special event with EYC Celebrating It’s 50th anniversary. The club has come a long way since its founding in 1968 and one of the regular highlights of this history has been the annual EYC Open regatta. Despite foul weather in the forecast, boats came in and were ready to race. The 2018 edition of the event hosted two North American Championship regattas. The 8 Metre Class, and IRC fleet were vying for their respective titles.
Among the event highlights, the IRC class presented the Perpetual Trophy to Notorious out of National Yacht Club and claiming the 8 Metre title was Etobicoke Yacht Club’s own Glenmorangie Lafayette. Another notable result was in the PHRF 2 division where a group of EYC Junior Sail alumni and instructors claimed their fleet title on Still Knot Working. It was a great weekend for Humber Bay boats with MCC boats Blast (10R PHRF -1), Hot Water (J133 IRC – 1) and Neptune’s Car (Beneteau 36.7 – Level) claiming their fleet titles as well. Warrington out of QCYC took home a first in PHRF NFS, and the top J-24 was Taz out of National.
Off the water, boats had direct access to the North Sails Regatta Repair Service, prize giveaways and some great entertainment to cap off the Saturday night festivities. Band X Prime kicked off just as the rain subsided for the evening, and crews were treated to some great music from all sorts of eras.
The Open was a great way for EYC to cap off it’s 50th anniversary celebration and we look forward to building on the momentum that this year brought to the event. We’re looking forward to seeing our competitors back for the 2019 edition of the regatta, so mark your calendars for August 24th and 25th 2019!