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January 13, 2024

2017-2 Summer

Commodore's Message / An Official Statement from the Crew of 6841 / I've Been Asked, What's the Secret Sauce / Focus on the Big Sail / My Albacore Sailing Career Started at Five Years Old When Dad Brought Home 4444 Proud Mary / Comments on Crewing / A Tribute to Peter Duncan / Weymouth Internationals Round-Up
January 13, 2024

2016-4 Winter

Checking Assumptions / Maintaining a Woodie / Canadians Wrap-up / Anatomy of an Albacore Split Bridle Mainsheet
January 13, 2024

2016-1 Spring

The Quest for a New Builder / Raw Fish and RaceQS / Breaking Through to Success / Mast & Boom Manufacturing Update / Race Management 101 / Joining the Albacore Fleet / Ontario Championships Recap
January 13, 2024

2015-3 Fall

A few Basic Tips for Downwind Sailing / Ontario Championships Recap / Health and Welfare Tips - Lower Back Pain in Sailors
January 13, 2024

2015-1 Winter

In Memorandum of Derek Shenstone / The North American Albacore Championship Experience / Three Perfect Days - Warming up for the 2015 Albacore Internationals / Movin' on Up / Know Your Rules - Proper Course
February 15, 2018

Manitoulan Madness – The Story of an Albacore Cruise – 1980

Well, it's mid-February. Some of us are playing in the snow or atop mountains somewhere while others are readying themselves […]
January 3, 2018

Race It Level by Alex MacNaughton

Happy New Year Albacoreans! Thanks to George Roth and Frank Loritz, who saved and scanned (respectively) all sorts of amazing […]
October 1, 2017

2017 Canadians: Thoughts from the Front of Keep Calm and Carry On by Robbin Coedy

Congratulations to George and Robbin for winning another challenging 2017 regatta and to Robbin for her generously in-depth synopsis of […]
September 5, 2017

The North Americans in Kingston by Paul Clifford

Paul Clifford and Mia Drake-Brandt won the recently held Albacore North Americans. Here's what Paul had to say about the […]
August 28, 2017

Shackles & Cringles Magazine Index 2011 – 2017

Past Shackles & Cringles Magazines hold a wealth of information that doesn't go out of style. Here's a handy index […]
August 2, 2017

“Messing Up”- Team Racing by Claire John

Big Regattas coming up - the Albacore Internationals are about to begin in Weymouth UK, the North Americans are at […]
July 16, 2017

Racing Fitness for Couch Potatoes by Ken Clarke

Thank you, Ken, for disclosing some of your secrets for success! And Clara Shipman for the fab picture you took […]
June 24, 2017

The Lake Ontarios by Allan Measor

Regatta season has arrived! And to start things off right, some exciting racing on Lake Ontario. Don't forget to subscribe […]
June 4, 2017

Six Critical C’s by Cathyann White

The Ontarios are coming up the weekend of June 10/11, at RCYC in Toronto and, later in the month, the […]
April 30, 2017

Making Sense of the New Rules for 2017-20 by Mary Neumann

Thank you Mary for investigating this fraught topic in time for the first racing of the season! Don't forget to […]
March 19, 2017

Whether the Weather by Andrew Rydholm

Sign up for the CAA Short Course on Weather for Sailors, held at the NYC in Toronto April 5/6, by […]
February 12, 2017

From the Archives (1978): Winning Means Concentration by Eric Twiname

Just a little food for thought while you hibernate, dreaming how next season you are finally going to have it […]
October 3, 2016

Focus on the Big Sail by George Carter

Hi Shackles Readers! This is the inaugural Shackles and Cringles Blog Posting and I am so happy that George Carter is […]