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LET’S GET SAILING
2022 Racing Season Kicks Off at Mimico Cruising Club
Mimico Cruising Club (MCC) has been building its reputation as the ‘it’ racing venue for mid-week racing in Toronto over the past few seasons. With a racing fleet in the 40-boat range, offering both white sail and flying sail divisions, it has attracted competitive racers with full crews and those with more shorthanded crews, including double handed. These Wednesday night races have attracted racers from Etobicoke Yacht Club (EYC ), Lakeshore Yacht Club (LSYC) and Boulevard Club to name a few. It has been wonderful to have boats from neighboring yacht clubs join us on the start line the last few years.
Last Monday May 9th, MCC kicked off racing with a pre-race shake down sail after new race marks were splashed the last week of April. After a long and cold winter, it was time to get everyone out on the water before Wednesday night racing began on May 11th. The first start resulted in a general recall. You would never have thought this would occur after a 6-month winter hiatus, yet this is indicative on just how competitive MCC race nights are. Watching the large Flying sail division of 13 boats comprising of J122 Hooligan, 36.7’s including Neptune’s Car, C&C 115s, Beneteau 10R’s, J112E High Tea, FARR 39ML, J105s, Archambault 35 Great Escape, Archambault 40 Arrow and Entourage from LSYC to name a few.
The post-race event in the club house resembled a camaraderie and buzz that was enjoyed by all, reminiscent of the experience that we have all been waiting for after two years of pandemic restrictions. Racing is back and with all the fan fair it; we look forward to racing this season at MCC.