Jeff Beitz - Past Commodore
Owner operator of Georgian Bay Marina, dealer for Laser performance and importer of Ovington Albacore hulls and fitting them out and marketing under the brand GBR Ovington Albacores.
I started sailing Albacores in Junior sailing out of Bronte Harbour yacht Club in Oakville. From the first day of juniors, racing Albacores was all we did and after a few years I teamed up with Ian Brayshaw at the age of 15 to start sailing in junior events and the Adult events in the Albacore. I have also sailed/raced lasers, Lightning’s, J-24 and various other keel boats. As well as racing I have Charter Captained keel boats down in the Caribbean.
I have always enjoyed the Albacore class and what it offers sailors across Canada, the US and the UK. Competitive racing, one design boat, affordable and a great selection of event venues all add to the class and the enjoyment of it.