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Big Turn Out For Local Cat Sailors

© Dean Goodwin

Early this September, local catamaran club Water Rats Sailing Club hosted their annual Water Cats Fall Regatta for 20 cat sailors. Conditions were awesome with good wind and sunshine amongst the gorgeous backdrop of the Toronto skyline. North Sails loves supporting local community events such as this because we love seeing the participation, enthusiasm and dedication from sailors for catamaran sailing.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this regatta a success. Our dedicated PRO Ralph Glass, power boat captain Jimmy Sabourin, Rob Wessel and his committee boat, Peter Eager and his Canada National Team experience, Olga Veselova Andrew Lewycky, Marvin Coulson and Ted Kerr for meals, JTown sailing Club for support boat, Water Rats Sailing Club, North Sails and Fogh Marine for prizes.Dan Borg who got the Kadafi trophy resurrected, Roy Spencer for registration, Marvin Coulson as Race Chair, Jen Forkes, Stephen Neprily and Benoit Friolet on flags and elapsed time, Paul McHugh, Dean Goodwin and Dinesh Ram on crash boats, and Dean Goodwin for photography!

Thanks to everyone from near and far who came out to make this event a success. Special thanks to Kevin Smith who chartered his boat to a team from Ottawa, and thanks to all out of owners who came to sail with us – from Burlington Beach Catamaran Club (Burlington) and from Nepean Sailing Club (Ottawa).

Congrats to all winners and a special shout to first overall Floris Van Laar, and to Mauro Spagnolo and his crew for winning the largest one design fleet prize, the Kadafi Cup.

© Dean Goodwin
© Dean Goodwin

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