2017 International Albacore Championships Video!

Some amazing footage of the sailing from Weymouth!

Congratulations to Tom Lonsdale and Steve Graham on the convincing win! Second place went to Barney Harris and Dave Smith (USA), with Chris Turner and Alex Hayman (GBR) sitting third.

Also big congratulations to Jamie Stanley and Julie Stewart (CAN) who held in to sit in 7th place overall, and Paul Clifford and Mia Brandt who grabbed 14th!

Hope to see everyone out in 2019 when the show comes to Canada!

Full results and more awesome video footage at www.albacore.org.uk

Albacore Day Toronto – Outer Harbour, Saturday May 27th – All Welcome!

This Saturday, May 27th, is Albacore Day at Toronto’s Outer Harbour! Come out and take part in this great community day!

Workshops, Measurements, Swag, BBQ!

All sailors welcome – new and old! Sit in on workshops to learn fibre glassing, knots/splicing, and more!

CAA measurers will also be on hand to measure in new sails for 2017, and we’ll also have scales available weighing hull weight! See how close your hull is to the 240 lb specification and make any necessary adjustments to your certified corrector weights.

Want to broadcast your Albacore love this season? We’ve got some awesome new t-shirts! Pick up this great swag for only $20.

Get in on the fun. Grab some BBQ. Enjoy the weather. Catch up with friends and make some new ones!

After Party – The Outer Harbour Club Crawl! 

After the festivities of Albacore Day, stick around into the evening for the always-amazing annual Outer Harbour Club Crawl! Costumes, food ($10 ticket, available from the clubs), and drink (BYOB). Follow the masses from club to club!

This year’s theme is “Your Favourite Canadian,” so bring a costume and show your pride!

Directions – Regatta Road

Haven’t been to the Outer Harbour before? The place to be is Regatta Road, just east of Cherry Beach.

From Lakeshore Boulevard, take either Leslie Street or Cherry Street south. Turn onto Unwin Avenue, and follow until Regatta Road.

Parking is free. Just look for the signs for Mooredale, J-Town, Westwood, and OHCC and walk into the grounds.

See everyone Saturday! Albacore Day 2017!

 

 

 

Albacore Sailing Info Night @ MEC Toronto – Wednesday, April 19th!

Considering learning to sail? Make this the season!

The Canadian Albacore Association’s member clubs offer introductory and intermediate courses in and around Toronto.

Join us at MEC Toronto, King Street West, anytime between 5:30-8:00 for a drop-in session to meet sailing club reps. Learn more about the sport and how you can join a local sailing club today!

Just a few of the benefits…

  • Sail all summer long!
  • Learn the sailing skills that can take you anywhere in the world!
  • Join active waterfront social communities!
  • Learn to race, and jump into one of the most welcoming, fun, competitive fleets in Canada!
  • See the city from a different vantage! Lake Ontario is a playground for everyone!

Toronto’s Albacore sailing clubs, located minutes from downtown, offer affordable membership and provide shared access to cooperatively owned sailboats!

Add to that a thriving social scene, plus amazing recreational racing on Toronto’s harbour, and this will be a season to remember!

For information and links to Albacore sailing clubs across Canada, visit albacore.ca/learn.

CAA presents an Introductory Course on Weather for Sailors

Have you ever wondered what happened to the polar vortex? A one season wonder? Come find out how and why weather happens and how to use the weather to your advantage in a race or for planning a safe outing on the water.

Join us for guest speaker Ron Bianchi, a professional meteorologist and sailor who is always preoccupied with the next wind shift. He aims to educate and entertain with a wealth of weather facts, trivia and predictions.

The CAA is presenting this 2 evening seminar on weather for sailors at the National Yacht Club, April 5-6, 2017.

Topics will include how wind is created and how gradients shape the strength and direction, lake breezes, cloud interpretation and predicting changes in wind direction.

DATE: Wednesday/Thursday April 5 – 6, 2017

TIME: 6:30pm– 9:30pm

COURSE FEE: $80
REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
https://albacore.ca/product/caa-introductory-weather-course-for-sailors-2017/
(Register by April 1st. Seating will be limited to 30.)

LOCATION:
South Chartroom
National Yacht Club
1 Stadium Road Toronto, ON M5V 3H4
(Buzz the intercom from the gate and the attendant will let you in.)

HOST: Canadian Albacore Association
CONTACT PERSON: Frank Loritz (education@albacore.ca)

Make sense of the hieroglyphic charts used by meteorologists and navigators:

Weather GIFs