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ta rt lin e a c tio n fro m th e 2 0 14
a n a d ia n s . B o w 17 is 2 n d p la c e
id s u m m e r, B o w 2 8 a g a in w in n e r
ik e y , A u th o r A le x F o x w a s s k ip p e rin g
o w 12 G ra v y . T h e y fin is h e d 8 th in 2 0 14 .

V ic to ria , w h o g o t ta lk e d in to th is ro le b y
h is tw o so n s, D u n c a n a n d T im , w h o - y o u
g u e sse d it - a re b o th M e lg e s 2 4 ra c e rs.
T e rry a n d h is te a m h a v e w o rk e d
e xtre m e ly h a rd to b rin g fre sh id e a s a n d
fre sh sp o n so rsh ip su p p o rt to th is y e a r's
e v e n ts. O n e o f th o se sp o n so rs, V ic to ria
In te rn a tio n a l M a rin a (V IM ), is p ro v id in g
a b ra n d sp a n k in g n e w fa c ility lo c a tio n fo r
m o o ra g e h o stin g a n d re g a tta so c ia l a c tiv itie s. V IM is lo c a te d in V ic to ria 's o u te r
h a rb o u r, a sh o rt sa il fro m th e ra c in g a re a ,
a n d it's a lso in c lo se p ro xim ity to th e
d o w n to w n c e n tre o f V ic to ria , w ith a ll its
m a n y a ttra c tio n s. A s I w rite th is a rtic le ,
th e re 's still so m e w o rk to b e d o n e a ttra c tin g re g istra n ts, w ith ju st sh y o f 3 0 b o a ts
c u rre n tly sig n e d u p . R u n n in g a m a jo r
re g a tta lik e th is ta k e s a m a ssiv e e ffo rt a n d

th e h o p e is th a t if y o u b u ild it th e y w ill
c o m e (so rry, b o rro w e d th a t o n e ). In q u ire s
h a v e c o m e in fro m a ll o v e r th e U .S .,
C a n a d a , a n d E u ro p e a n d h o p e s a re h ig h
th a t th e c la ss a n d th e sa ilo rs w ill ju m p a t
th e in v ita tio n , m a k e p la n s, a n d jo in re st o f
u s M e lg e s m a n ia c s in o n e o f th e m o st
b e a u tifu l p a rts o f th e w o rld a n d o n e o f
th e v e ry b e st sa ilin g v e n u e s. O f c o u rse ,
n o w e v e ry o n e w h o re a d s th is w ill su re ly
w a n t to c o m e ...w e 'll m a k e ro o m .
O n to w h a t th is is a ll a b o u t th e n , th e
ra c in g !
A s a w a rm u p to th e W o rld s a n d a s a
sta n d a lo n e re g a tta , th e C a n a d ia n
C h a m p io n sh ip s a re first u p ; sa m e v e n u e ,
ju st p rio r to th e m a in e v e n t. T h is sh o u ld
b e a p e rfe c t o p p o rtu n ity fo r v isitin g te a m s
to g e t in so m e p ra c tic e a n d fa m ilia rize
th e m se lv e s w ith th e a re a c u rre n ts a n d
w in d c o n d itio n s. H a v in g ra c e d a b u n c h
o n th is b o d y o f w a te r m y se lf, I'll te ll y o u
th a t it's o n e o f th e b e st a n d m o st c h a lle n g in g re g a tta ra c e tra c k s a ro u n d . T h e
b e st su m m e rtim e sc e n a rio is fo r a w e ste rly w in d to sta rt fillin g in fro m R a c e R o c k s
a ro u n d m id -m o rn in g , th e n a s th e c ity
h e a ts u p , a th e rm a l b re e ze b u ild s to 2 0 so m e th in g b y n o o n - 1 5 w ill d o o f c o u rse ,
fin g e rs c ro sse d . T h e c u rre n t is e v e r p re se n t in th e ra c e a re a , a n d c o m p e tito rs
w o u ld b e w e ll a d v ise d to g e t o u t e a rly,
in v e stig a te th e tid e lin e s, a n d p a y c lo se
a tte n tio n to th e te xtu re o f th e w a te r re la tiv e to sp e e d o v e r th e g ro u n d - c o m e o n ,
it'll b e fu n !
N e xt, th e c o m p e tito rs, a n d m y b e st
p ro g n o stic a tio n s a s to w h o th e o d d sm a k e rs m ig h t lik e . I'll p ic k m y to p th re e
fa v o u rite s w ith a b so lu te ly n o p re ju d ic e ,
b a se d so le ly o n w h a t I'v e w itn e sse d
m y se lf, a n d o f c o u rse re se a rc h e d a b o u t
th e g u y s a n d g a ls re g iste re d so fa r. T h e n
I'll p ic k th re e m o re to w a tc h fro m th e re st
o f th e p a c k a n d fin a lly, I'll h a v e a g o a t
a n o th e r th re e lo c a l d a rk h o rse s th a t c o u ld
tu rn a fe w h e a d s. D o n 't h a te m e g u y s,
y o u 're a ll w in n e rs, le t's ju st h a v e a b it o f
fu n w ith th is! H o w d o e s se v e n -tim e
N a tio n a l a n d 2 0 1 3 M e lg e s 2 4 W o rld
C h a m p io n so u n d ? S o u n d s p re tty g o o d ,
w e 'd a ll a g re e , a n d th a t's w h y I'm g iv in g
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting May 2018

At the Helm: Sit down to read the paper
Special Event: View To A Thrill - 2018 Melges 24 Worlds Preview
Travel Destination: Lake Simcoe and The Trent Severn
Club Profile: Mixing it up at the Newport Yacht Club
The Port Hole: May 2018
Power Review: Scarab 255 Open
Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440
DIY/Tech: SmartPlug
Crossing the Line: The 60-Year-Old Bird
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Welcome
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 3
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - At the Helm: Sit down to read the paper
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 5
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Special Event: View To A Thrill - 2018 Melges 24 Worlds Preview
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 7
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 8
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 9
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 10
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 11
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Travel Destination: Lake Simcoe and The Trent Severn
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 13
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 14
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 15
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 16
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 17
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Club Profile: Mixing it up at the Newport Yacht Club
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 19
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 20
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 21
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 22
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 23
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 24
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 25
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 26
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - The Port Hole: May 2018
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 39
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Power Review: Scarab 255 Open
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 41
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 42
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 43
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 44
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 45
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 47
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 48
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 49
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - DIY/Tech: SmartPlug
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 51
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 61
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Crossing the Line: The 60-Year-Old Bird
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover3
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover4
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