April 15, 2018

Spring 2018 Message from the Commodore by Ian Brayshaw

Thank you to all those contributors who helped make Shackles such an amusing and informative read over the years! I'm […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 5, 2017

The Resurrection of 8140 by Richard Spirk

Look what they have been up to at the Peterborough Sailing Club! Thank you Richard and Pam for providing this […]
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 […]
March 2, 2017

In Remembrance of Peter Duncan by Barney Harris

The sailing world, and especially the Albacore community, recently lost a leader, motivator and friend. For those of you who […]
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 […]
January 15, 2017

From the Archives (1965): An AlbaCruise in Killarney by John Lash

The following adventure tale is exerpted from the 1965 CAA Year Book. Albacores were relatively new to Canada at that […]
November 30, 2016

Report from Shelburne by Henry Pedro

First Annual Sail-n-Steak Team Racing Weekend a Success! On a chilly fall morning on the 29th of October, 22 sailors […]
October 25, 2016

To ‘B’ or Not To ‘B’ by Tom Udale-Clough and Agata Michalak

Our decision to join The Albacore Canadian Championship ‘B’ Fleet was a bit “ad hoc”. I have been sailing for […]
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 […]