Muskoka Sailing Network

The MLA Muskoka Sailing network has many exciting sailing events for all ages each summer. In addition to the activities at the 8 sailing schools in the Muskoka area, there are several local sailing regattas that might get you out of the power boat and into this great, environmentally friendly sport.

    Save the date!

    Mark your calendars for the 2017 MLA Sailing Regatta: Sunday, August 6th, at the Beaumaris Yacht Club - Lake Muskoka.

    Get out on the Water!

    The 2016 Sailing Season is off to another great start with a number of fun events for you to GET OUT ON THE WATER! 

    2015 Sailing Update - TRY IT!

    Welcome to the 2015 sailing season in Muskoka.

  • 2016 MLA Muskoka Sailing Network Regattas
    Date Event Venue
    July 12, 19 &26 MLA Muskoka Inter-Club Youth Sailing Regattas 8 Muskoka Sailing Schools - see separate schedule below
    July 23, 24 Mid Ontario Championship Regatta Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club
    July 31 MLA Sailing Regatta - Open to all fleets Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club
    August 4-5 Cottage Club Regatta South Muskoka Sailing Club
    August 14-18 CORK International- Club 420, Byte, Byte CII, Laser, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial CORK Kingston
    August 20-21 MLA Laser Regatta Kettles
    Other regattas  via Ontario Sailing Racing Schedule Ontario Sailing
    MLA Muskoka Youth Sailing Regattas - Team Racing
    Tues July 12 Home Away
    Go Home Bay Beaumaris
    LJYC Kettles
    SMSC Sail Parry Sound
    MLGCC Lake of Bays
    Tues July19 Home Away
    Sail Parry Sound LJYC
    Lake of Bays SMSC
    Kettles Go Home Bay
    Beaumaris MLGCC
    MLA Muskoka Inter-Club Youth Sailing Championship - Aphrodite Cup
    Tues July 26 SMSC All 8 sailing schools: South Muskoka, Lake of Bays, Sail Parry Sound, Kettles, Lake Joe, Muskoka Lakes Golf & CC , Go Home Bay and Beaumaris 
  • 2016

    Muskoka Lakes Association Annual Multi-Fleet Sailing Regatta

    Muskoka Lakes Association Sailing Network Directors: Barb Triskan and Steve Phillips

    The Muskoka Lakes Association held its annual sailing regatta, open to all, on July 31st at the Muskoka Lakes Golf & Country Club on Lake Rosseau.  Fair weather and medium strength winds attracted 43 enthusiastic sailors ranging in age from 8 years old to 75 years old.

    Six local sailing clubs were represented (Beaumaris Yacht Club, Muskoka Lakes Golf & Country Club, Kettles Sailing Club, Lake Rosseau North, South Muskoka Sailing Club, North Tobin Island Cats) and three Toronto area based clubs participated (Mooredale Sailing Club, Outer Harbour Centreboard Club, Royal Canadian Yacht Club). 

    The fastest fleet, the catamarans, started out first around the short course in shifty wind conditions.   Rob Bosomworth and crew, Geri Cansick-Dunlop, sailed well with two first place finishes and one second place finish.  Derek Bosomworth and Steve Bosomworth sailed the larger 18 foot Hobie into second place overall. Bill Stanton, the sole non-Bosomworth family boat, captured third place just ahead of John Bosomworth and Chris Harris finishing fourth.

    The historic Albacore fleet was out in force with eight competitive crews vying to have their name added to the Albacore Trophy, which was first awarded in 1947.  Ian and Stephen Duncan won the first race and earned two solid third place finishes for a total of seven points.  However, it was Raines Koby and Abby MacInnes who won the last two races and capture the championship by one point.  Jefferson Hall and Tracy Hall held on to third place with nine points.

    The Laser fleet had seven racers including the regular long time MLA racers and one new visitor, Bruce Moyle, from a top Toronto club.  In the first race, Bruce shocked the fleet by passing top racer, Michael Hart, to win the first race.  Bruce had strong starting positions the second and third races but it was Michael who best navigated the shifting winds to win the final two races and take the overall regatta with ease.  Steve Phillips was able to secure second place with Bruce taking third overall.

    Youth sailing teams from SMSC and BYC were racing the 420s.  Thomas Schwill and Patrick Mascarin won overall with a perfect series of first places.  Teddy Littler and Caitlyn Little narrowly took second place over McKenna McCoy and Zoe Mascarin, and Abby Latimer and Caitlyn Little.  It was terrific to see eight year old Sadie Latimer from BYC skippering the lone Opti sailboat.

    There were strong performances from several clubs, but the South Muskoka Sailing Club had the best total results and won the Commodore’s Cup this year.

    The event was made possible by the generosity of the host club, MLG&CC, the volunteer organizing team including of Murray Sarafinchin (Race Committee Chairman), the SMSC Instructor team (Ryan Lind, Oliver Triskan, Alex Loe, Parker Phillips), Jessica Tickle, Lisa Noonan, Barb Triskan and Steve Phillips and the MLA Sailing Network support sponsors of Chubb, Robertson & Robertson Yacht Insurance (Skippers Plan), Fogh Marine, Posterjack.ca and Ontario Sailing.           

    Photos by Richard Coburn of CoburnPix.com

    The full results are the follow: 

    Open Multihull
    1. Rob Bosomworth and Geri Cansick (NTI)
    2. Derek Bosomworth and Steve Bosomworth (NTI)
    3. Bill Staton
    4. John Bosomworth and Chris Harris (NTI)

    Albacore
    1.  Raines Koby and Abby MacInnes (OHCC)
    2.  Ian Duncan and Stephen Duncan (MLG&CC)
    3.  Jefferson Hall and Tracy Hall
    4.  Allan Meason and Cathy Ann White
    5.  Adam Nicholson and Eric Goldfarb (KSC)
    6.  Christine Kelly and Tony Zakrajsek (MSC)
    7.  Terry Duncan and Suzanne Simmonds (MLG&CC)
    8.  Chris Duncan and Isabelle Fernandez (MLG&CC)

    Laser
    1.  Michael Hart (SMSC)
    2.  Steve Phillips (SMSC)
    3.  Bruce Moyle (RCYC)
    4.  Rob Clarke (KSC)
    5.  John Beare (KSC)
    6.  Mike Cossar (SMSC)
    7.  Jim Dingle (LRN)

    420
    1.  Thomas Scwill and Patrick Macarin (SMSC)
    2.  Teddy Littler and Blake Latimer (SMSC)
    3.  McKenna McCoy and Zoe Mascarin (SMSC)
    4.  Abby Latimer and Caitlyn Little (BYC)

    Pico
    1.  Chris Barnes and Angus McLeish (BYC)
    2.  Jonny Naprawa and Graham Digby (BYC)

    Opti
    1.  Sadie Latimer (BYC)    



    2014

    MLA Muskoka Laser Regatta Attracts Top Ontario Racers

    On August 16th, 2014, the Muskoka Lakes Association and its sailing network member, Kettles Sailing Club, hosted the annual MLA Laser Muskoka District championship regatta.  The event continues to provide a wonderful opportunity for local sailors to test their skills against top level Ontario racers.  We had 18 competitors from 6 different sailing clubs.  In addition to our regular visitors from Toronto’s top Laser sailing club (Water Rats Sailing Club), we had a group join us from the Gloucester Pool Sailing Association in Severn River.

    The weather was challenging throughout the day with heavy rain, shifting winds and finally lightning, which drew the competition to an abrupt close.  Al Clark, the Race Committee Chairman, did a terrific job in getting four races completed in these difficult conditions.

    Local Muskoka sailors performed well against tough competition.  It was Kettles sailor, Brian Jarrett, who jumped off to a terrific start by winning the first two races and finishing second in the third race.  However, it was once again, Nigel Heath, one of Canada’s top Laser sailors, who managed to win the last two races and slip ahead of Brian by just one point.  Michael Hart finished third, ahead of another top Toronto sailor, Tobin Young. 

    Again this year, Pamela Shinkoda from Oakville was recognized as the top female and Stephen Duncan from MLG&CC as top junior finishing ahead of Andrew Dunsmoor, Alex Hudson and Krystian Matlock.

    The event was organized by Brian Jarrett, Kettles Sailing Club, and Steve Phillips, Director of the MLA Sailing Network, and supported by a group of volunteers that deserve our appreciation:

    • Kettles Sailing Club for hosting the event,
    • Janice and Gord Nixon for hosting the après sail event,
    • Al Clark for running the races, and
    • Kaitlyn Jarrett for managing the scoring.

    We would like to extend our thanks again to our MLA Sailing Network sponsors Fogh Marine, Robertson & Robertson Skipper’s Plan Insurance, Posterjack.ca and the Ontario Sailing Association for their support and contributions to the awards.

    2014 Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA) Sailing Regatta

    The 2014 MLA Sailing Regatta was held at the Muskoka Lakes Golf & Country Club on Lake Rosseau on Sunday, August 3rd. This event has been a long-standing MLA tradition and a highlight of the MLA Sailing Network program.

    Unfortunately, this year the wind was virtually non-existent.  The race committee, led by Andy Cumming, found enough wind to set up three, very short races close to shore.  Competitors had to stay focused to harness the light wind and maneuver around the course.  Spectators had a terrific view from the land and had to wait until the final race to determine the winners.

    Three veteran Laser sailors had a very close series of races.  Jim Dingle, a light air specialist, won the first race outright – beating all fleets.  However, it was Michael Hart who captured the overall win by passing Steve Phillips late in the last race.

    The multi-hull category turned out to be a family affair.  Rob, Steve and John Bosomworth had a tightly contested competition in Hobie Cats.  It was an unusual sight to see a boat that loves screaming along in heavy winds just drifting slowly in glassy waters.  Rob was best able to maneuver his boat and managed to come out on top. 

    The Albacore class was represented by two accomplished racing teams; Peter and Terry Duncan and Adam and Kimberley Nicholson.  The race was fierce but finally the Duncan’s narrowly succeeded.  The 420 class had just one entry, Al Clark who met up with another sailor on site to make up a team.

    The Beaumaris Yacht Club was strongly represented with a seven- person youth racing team from the Latimer, Messer, Raymond and Digby families.  Teddy and Blake Latimer took first place in the Pico class and Graham Digby was the winner in the Opti class.

    Full results are below:

    Laser
    1. Michael Hart, SMSC
    2.  Steve Phillips, SMSC
    3.  Jim Dingle, RSC

    Multi Hulls
    1. Rob Bosomworth, MLG&CC
    2. Steve Bosomworth, MLG&CC
    3. John Bosomworth, MLG&CC

    Albacore
    1. Peter Duncan & Terry Duncan, MLG&CC
    2. Adam Nicholson & Kimberley Nicholson, KSC

    420
    1. Alan Clark & unknown , KSC

    Pico
    1.  Teddy Littler & Blake Latimer, BYC
    2.  Kaitlin Liddle & Abby Latimer, BYC
    3.  Hartley Messer & Grace Raymond, BYC

    Opti
    1.  Graham Digby, BYC

    The regatta was organized and managed by MLA Muskoka Sailing Network Directors, Barb Triskan and Steve Phillips, and was supported by an enthusiastic volunteer team, including:

    • Andy Cumming, Principal Race Officer,
    • Barb Triskan, McKenna McCoy and Erin McCoy who managed timing and flags on the Race Committee boat,
    • Ryan Lind and Oliver Triskan, SMSC instructors in the Mark Boat,
    • Kelly Hart, score keeper and photographer, and
    • Lisa Noonan, from the MLA Office, who managed registration, medals and trophies.

    Once again we would like to thank our loyal sponsors for supporting the MLA Sailing Network:

    • Fogh Marine, Posterjack.ca, Robertson & Robertson Yacht Insurance (Skippers Plan) and Ontario Sailing for sponsorship, and
    • Muskoka Lakes Association for the medals.

    And finally, we greatly appreciate Muskoka Golf & Country Club for the use of their facilities, staff and site and would like to thank Trevor Noonan, General Manager, for his support.


    2013

    2013 Muskoka Lakes Association Sailing Regatta

    August 4, 2013

    The 2013 MLA Sailing Regatta was hosted by Beaumaris Yacht Club (BYC) on Sunday August 5th. It was a terrific sailing day, with great winds 15-25kph and cool temperature. Sailors from 10 - 70 years old participated in the regatta.

    The Race Committee team set the courses mid morning in a steady breeze. The Skippers meeting to review the race instructions and starting sequence for the seven classes of sailboats was held before the boats sailed out to the two race courses.  It was a shifty NW wind throughout the afternoon racing, with regular 15 degree wind shifts and velocity changes and lots of strong wind gusts. All fleets completed 3 races. Lowest total scores from the combined finished positions were counted.

    The awards and trophy ceremony followed the on water activity with MLA gold, silver and bronze medals presented for each class of boats, in addition to some giveaways from Fogh Marine, one of our sailing sponsors.

    The regatta was organized and managed by MLA Muskoka Sailing Network Chairman & Vice President, Michael Hart. A keen team of volunteers participated in running the regatta, including:

    • Murray Sarafinchin, Principal Race Officer
    • Jon Cryan and Conor Wall, BYC instructors in the Mark Boat
    • Kelly Hart, score keeper and photographer
    • Liam Roberts, Erin McCoy and Lester Johnstone doing flags and timing on the Race Committee boat
    • Lisa Noonan, from the MLA Office managed registration, medals and trophies
    • Barb Triskan and Steve Phillips for assisting with course set up, site management and award presentations

    Other thanks go to:

    • Grant Hood who donated  the pontoon boat for use as the Race Committee boat
    • Fogh Marine, Posterjack.ca, Robertson & Robertson Yacht Insurance (Skippers Plan) and Ontario Sailing for sponsorship
    • Muskoka Lakes Association for the medals

    Also, our thanks go to BYC and their Director, Jeffrey Hand for use of their facilities, staff and site.

    Regatta results were as follows:

    Open Multihull/Catamaran
    1. Cameron & Fergus Wilmer, BYC
    2. Will Clemson & Hugh Digby, BYC

    GC21 Keelboat
    1. Andy Cumming, Oliver Triskan & Ryan Lind, South Muskoka Sailing Club (SMSC)
    2. Chas Daly, Drew Dalmage & Gavin Daly, SMSC

    Laser
    1. Steve Phillips, SMSC
    2. Michael Hart, SMSC
    3. Brian Jarrett, Kettles Sailing Club (KSC)

    420
    1. Parker Phillips & Chloe Triskan, SMSC
    2. Keaton & Mike Phillips, SMSC
    3. Brendan & Carolyn Horan, KSC

    Open Centreboard
    1. Adam Nicholson, Finn, Bala Sailing Club
    2. Michael Smith & Alex Low, 29er, SMSC

    Opti
    1.Teddy Littler, BYC

    Pico
    1. Blake Latimer & Graham Digby, BYC
    2. Aaron Nash & McKenna McCoy, SMSC
    3. Abby Latimer & Caitlin Little, BYC

    Commodores Cup for the most 1,2,3 finishes across the fleets was won by South Muskoka Sailing Club and accepted by their Commodore, Barb Triskan.

    Special recognition awards (from Fogh Marine) were presented to"

    1. Teddy Littler in the Opti class for his dedication to racing this small dinghy in such challenging conditions
    2. Keaton Phillips and Matt Fraser for completing a main halyard repair after capsizing their 420 dingy and finishing the race.

    2012

    2012 MLA MUSKOKA LASER CHAMPIONSHIP

    The world's largest sailboat class, the LASER, is also Muskoka's most popular sailboat for recreation and racing. Muskoka's Laser racing enthusiasts convened at the Kettles Sailing Club, East Bay, Lake Muskoka for the annual MLA Muskoka Laser Championship. With titles on the line for Overall, Women's and top Youth, racing kicked off with several of Muskoka's best trading places around the triangle racing course. 

    After five exciting, back-to-back races in medium strength winds, sailors were able to drop their worst race score. When the spray settled it was South Muskoka Sailing Club's Steve Phillips nosing out Kettles Sailing Club's Brian Jarrett for first place Overall, closely followed by Kettles Sailing Club's Andrew Picoh, John Beare and Rob Clark in third, fourth and fifth respectively. All five racers took turns among the top three in each race pushing the championship title to the fifth and final race.

    In the women's division it was a close, four-way battle between Kettles Sailing Club sailors with Carolyn Horan prevailing ahead of Yanny Beare, Emily Bell and Barb Black. The top youth award went to Krystian Matlock-Clark of Kettles Sailing Club. The Laser Championship wrapped off with the traditional sailor's after-party hosted by vice-champion Brian Jarrett.

    Thank-you to the Kettles Sailing Club for hosting another fun and successful MLA Muskoka Laser Sailing Championship and all of the supporting sponsors: MLA, Ontario Sailing, Robertson & Robertson Yacht Insurance, posterjack.ca, Fogh Marine, and Steve Jarrett for managing the Race Committee.


    MLA Muskoka Inter-Club Youth Sailing Regatta Results 2012

    The Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA) Sailing Office, and with the support of 6 sailing schools in the Muskoka area, hosted the Aphrodite Youth Racing series again this July. The clubs participating were:

    • Lake of Bays Sailing Club (LBSC),
    • Lake Joe Yacht Club (LJYC),
    • Kettles Sailing Club (KYC),
    • Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club (MLGCC),
    • Sail Parry Sound (SPS) and
    • South Muskoka Sailing Club (SMSC).

    During July, the series consists of two days of team racing with students aged 8 to 16, with clubs hosting each other, followed by the third and final event bringing the 6 clubs together for individual race results.  Each club is sailing 3 Club 420 boats in teams of 2, at these events.

    The team races took place on July 17 and 24th with the following results:

    July 17 Race Results:

    LBSC vs. Kettles:        Lake of Bays SC winner

    SMSC vs.  SPS:         South Muskoka SC winner

    LJYC vs. MLGCC:      Lake Joseph YC winner

    July 24 Race Results:

    Kettles vs. SPS:          Kettles SC winner

    SMSC vs. LJYC:         South Muskoka SC winner

    LOB vs MLGCC:         Lake of Bays SC winner

    2012 MLA Muskoka Inter-Club Youth Sailing Championship - Aphrodite Cup

    On July 31, 2012,the 2012 MLA Muskoka Inter-Club Youth Sailing Championship—Aphrodite Cup—was held at the South Muskoka Sailing Club on Lake Muskoka.

    This youth sailing championship has a long history in Muskoka and is sponsored by MLA Muskoka Sailing Network of clubs. Due to some stormy weather in the morning of race day, 4  racing teams attended, competing for the coveted Aphrodite Cup. The clubs who participated were Lake of Bays Sailing Club (LBSC), Kettles Sailing Club, Sail Parry Sound (SPS) and South Muskoka Sailing School (SMSS).

    The junior sailors (aged 10-16), had an excellent day of racing in 10-12 kph winds. There was lots of fast racing action in the Club 420 sailboat; a 2-person dinghy used in Ontario sailing schools. The Race Committee, managed by SMSC instructors Liam Roberts and Justin Cadieux, got off 3 races during the day. All clubs were scored combined teams to create overall sailing school placing. Racing 3 boats per club gave us a competitive 12 boat fleet. Michael Hart, Chairman MLA Muskoka Sailing Network and Barb Triskan, MLA Director welcomed the sailors and presented the awards after the racing.

    Racing Results:

    1st place (Gold Medal): Lake of Bays Sailing Club
    Alexa Fenton, Andrew Court, Colin Armstrong, Lesli Ransom, Grant Swedak, Jack Shields. Race coach: James Tonogai

    2nd place (Silver Medal): Sail Parry Sound
    Grant Karanagh, Clark Shultz, James Titterington, Kayla Simmons, Ben Wieugel, Dominic Toccacelli. Race coach: Andrew Parkes

    3rd place (Bronze Medal): South Muskoka Sailing Club
    Ryan Lind, Oliver Triskan, Parker Phillips, Alex Loe, Aleda Roberts, Mary Burt. Race Coaches: Kirsty Lind & Sarah Hannay

    Honourable mention:

    Kettles Sailing Club:
    Darby Paddon, Krystian Matlock, Charlie Elliot, Samantha Jarrett, Elliot Black, Rachel Jenkins. Race Coaches: Brendan Horan

    Although this was a team scoring event, we had some terrific racers that consistently led the fleet.

    Top individual performances:

    1. 1st overall: Grant Kavanagh, Clark Schultz from SPS
    2. 2nd overall: Alexa Fenton, Andrew Court from LBSC
    3. 3rd overall: Ryan Lind, Oliver Triskan from SMSC

    2011

    MLA Muskoka Inter-Club Youth Sailing Regatta Results

    Spearheaded by the Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA) Sailing Office and with the support of six sailing schools in the Muskoka area, the once loved Aphrodite Youth Racing series has been given a new life.  The clubs participating are Lake of Bays Sailing Club(LBSC), Lake Joe Yacht Club (LJYC), Kettles, Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club (MLGCC), Sail Parry Sound (SPS) and South Muskoka Sailing School (SMSS).

    Muskoka’s youth sailing series has a rich history dating back into the early 1970s, when sailing school teams raced in Albacores. Now the youth racing is contested in the Club 420 sailboat, the popular two person dinghy used in all youth sailing programs across the province, and the training boat for several Olympic sailing classes.

    The series in its new form consists of two days of team racing with students from 8-16 years of age, where one club hosts another, followed by the third and final event bringing the 6 clubs together for individual race results.  Each club is sailing 3 Club 420 boats in teams of two for each of these events.

    The team races took place on July 12 and 19 with the following teams winning the day:

    July 12 Race Results:
    LBSC vs SMSS :  LBSC winner
    SPS vs Kettles:  SPS winner
    LJYC vs MLGCC: LJYC winner

    July 19 Race Results:
    SMSS vs MLGCC; SMSS winner
    LBSC vs SPS : LBSC winner
    Kettles vs LJYC : no race

    On Tuesday July 26th, all 6 clubs will each send 3 teams to Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club to round out the series in the MLA Muskoka Inter-Club Youth Sailing Championship - Aphrodite Cup.  This should be a fun and exciting day of racing with 18 Club 420 boats participating.

    Thank you to all who helped organize these events and to the sailors.  On all reports it has been a great success and we expect the tradition will carry on for years to come.


    2011 MLA Muskoka Inter-Club Youth Sailing Championship - Aphrodite Cup

    July 26, 2011: The 2011 MLA Muskoka Inter-Club Youth Sailing Championship - Aphrodite Cup was held at the Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club on Lake Rosseau on July 26, 2011.

    This youth sailing championship has a long history in Muskoka and has recently been revitalized by the MLA Muskoka Sailing Network of clubs. Six racing teams attending, competing for the coveted Aphrodite Cup. The clubs who participated were Lake of Bays Sailing Club(LBSC), Lake Joe Yacht Club (LJYC), Kettles, Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club (MLGCC), Sail Parry Sound (SPS) and South Muskoka Sailing School (SMSS).

    The students (ages 10-16) had an excellent day of racing in 15-20 kph winds. Lots of fast racing action in the Club 420 sailboat, a 2-person dinghy used my most Ontario sailing schools. We had a few capsizes, tight mark rounding's and lots of teams hoisting their spinnakers to get maximum performance from their boat. The Race Committee, managed by MLGCC instructors Lisa Foley and Spencer Hawtin got off 5 races during the day. Each boat was allowed to drop their worst finish, counting the best 4 races for the overall scoring. All clubs were scored as a combined team to create overall sailing school placing. Racing 3 boats per club, gave us an exciting 18 boat fleet.

    Racing Results:

    1st place (Gold Medal): Sail Parry Sound
    Grant Kavanagh, Clark Schultz, Julia Pitcher, James Hampson, Kayla Simmons & James Titterington. Race coach: Ryan Cavananaugh.

    2nd place (Silver Medal): South Muskoka Sailing School
    Parker Phillips, Alex Loe, Ryan Lind, Oliver Triskan, Aleda Roberts & Mary Burt. Race coach: Kirsty Lind & Sarah Hannay

    3rd place (Bronze Medal): Kettles Sailing Club
    Alex Benson, Luke Fenton, Rachel Fenton, Chris Anderson, Ian Christie, Elliott Black, Lindsay Carson & Ben Elliott. Race Coaches: Brendan Horan, Carter Comish, Rob Christie.

    Honourable mention:

    Lake Joseph Yacht Club
    Jack Caylor, Jocelyn Nullmeyer, Nadia Munk, Kaye Sutherland, Budgette Mingay, Sam Foley & Tom Black. Race coaches: Logan Carter & Ken Benson

    Lake of Bays Sailing Club
    Laura Thompson, Alexa Fenton, Colin Armstrong, Hillary Newediuk, Lesli Ransom & Andrew Court. Race coach: Marshall Peebles.

    Muskoka Lakes Golf & Country Club
    Claire Gallagher, Emma Grant, Sam King, Brittany Niblett, Jordyn Ross, Nick Wellner, Nikole Benson, Conner Gallagher, Matt Herrman, Taylor Ross, Carter Burges. Race coaches Spencer Hawtin & Lisa Foley.

    Although this was a team scoring event, we have some terrific racers that consistently were leading the fleet. Top individual performances:

    1. 1st overall: Grant Kavanagh, Clark Schultz from SPS
    2. 2nd overall: Alex Loe, Parker Phillips from SMSC
    3. 3rd overall: Alex Benson, Luke Fenton from Kettles

    The MLA Marine Team provided safety assistance on the race course and Race Committee support. The MLA also provided awards for the competitors, including a brand new Aphrodite Cup trophy, presented by Michael Hart, Chairman MLA Muskoka Sailing Network. MLGCC hosted an excellent BBQ and provided much need cold drinks for the kids.

    Our special thanks to the host Trevor Noonan and Lisa Foley and their team at MLGCC. Congratulations from the MLA to all the sailors for a great day of racing. 

    Muskoka Lakes Association Sailing Regatta

    August 3, 2011: The 2011 MLA Sailing Regatta was hosted by Beaumaris Yacht Club (BYC) on Lake Muskoka on Sunday July 31st, where over 60 sailors participated in the day, racing in 36 sailboats. 

    A strong audience of race coaches, instructors, parents and other observers watched the racing action. Race day began with a noon Skippers meeting, followed by 3 races for 7 classes of sailboats.  New this year was the Laser Pico class, a relatively new youth boat for kids ages 10-13 who have mastered the Pram or Opti and are getting ready for the transition to the Club 420. The regatta enjoyed steady 10-15 km/h winds from the West. The awards and trophy ceremony followed the on water activity with MLA gold, silver and bronze medals in addition to posterjack.ca sailing posters presented for each class of boats. A number of family members competed together.

    The regatta was organized and managed by MLA Muskoka Sailing Network Chairman, Michael Hart. A large team of volunteers participated in running the event, including:

    • Murray Sarafinchin, Principal Race Officer
    • Parker Dunbar and John Kryan, BYC instructors in the Mark Boat
    • Kelly Hart, score keeper and photographer
    • Liam Roberts and Ellen Nightingale doing flags and timing on the Race Committee boat
    • Marilyn Vogel, from the MLA Office managed registration, medals and trophies

    The MLA Marine Team provided safety assistance on the race course and Race Committee support.

    Other thanks go to:

    • Grant Hood for use of his Race Committee boat
    • Posterjack.ca, Robertson & Robertson Yacht Insurance (Skippers Plan) and Ontario Sailing for sponsorship
    • Muskoka Lakes Association for the medals and sound system.

    Also, our thanks to Beaumaris Yacht Club and their Director, Jeffrey Hand for use of their facilities, staff and site.

    MLA Sailing Regatta results were as follows:

    Open Multihull/Catamaran
    1. Mike Phillips & Christa Beverley, South Muskoka Sailing Club (SMSC)

    GC21 Keelboat
    1. Andy Cumming, Devin Watson & Max Triskan, SMSC
    2. Jeff, Adam & Don Moody, SMSC
    3. George, Tim & Kevin Faught, SMSC

    Albacore
    1. Adam & Kimberly Nicholson, Bala SC
    2. Peter & Terry Duncan, Muskoka Lakes Sailing Club (MLSC)

    Laser
    1. Rob Clarke, Kettles Sailing Club (KSC)
    2. Kirk Cavell, MLSC
    3. Steve Phillips, SMSC

    420
    1. Morgan Simmonds & Greer Sallick, MLSC
    2. Parker Phillips & Alex Loe, SMSC
    3. Sarah Hannay & Kirsty Lind, SMSC

    Laser II
    1. Hugh Digby & Will Clemson, BYC

    Pico
    1. Chloe Triskan & Annie Burt, SMSC
    2. Blake Latimer & Nigel Watkins, BYC
    3. Keaton Phillips & Mathew Fraser, SMSC

    Opti Class
    1. Julia Watson, SMSC
    2. Rory Wilmer, SMSC
    3. Graydon Staples, SMSC

    The prestigious Commodore’s Cup is awarded to the club with the most 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes and this years’ recipient was again the South Muskoka Sailing Club.


    2011 MLA Laser Regatta Results

    Light winds on Saturday August 13th and steady medium winds on Sunday allowed us to get the full 5 planned races in over the weekend regatta. With 5 races the Race Committee was able to allow participants to drop their worse finish and count the best four races.  We had 24 boats with ages varying from 14 to 81 and winds varying from 0.1 knots to 15 knots!  Thanks for the team of Water Rats who come up from Toronto who drove up to participate!

    As announced at our awards ceremony, Nigel Heath had a perfect score of 4 wins followed by Michael Hart in second overall and Rob Clark in third.  Pamela  Shinkoda had a strong performance on Sunday and was the top female followed by Tammy Comish and Elizabeth Lee.  Matthew Phillips and Carter Comish were recognized as the top juniors.  Final results are attached.

    We had great support for the regatta.  Thank you to the MLA, SMSC, Kettles, the Muskoka Sailing Network, Fogh Marine, and our social committee of Andrea and Samantha Phillips.  And a very special thanks to Andy Cumming, our race committee chairman, and his assistant Liam Roberts for a top-notch RC job!  

    total with 1 drop

    Position

    Racer

    number

    race 1

    race 2

    race 3

    race 4

    race 5

    total

    1

    Nigel Heath

    171822

    1

    7

    1

    1

    1

    11

    4

    2

    Michael Hart

    102351

    3

    1

    5

    2

    3

    14

    9

    3

    Rob Clark

    888

    2

    6

    3

    6

    2

    19

    13

    4

    Tobin Young

    9 Grey

    4

    9

    2

    7

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    2010

    2010 Muskoka Lakes Association Laser Sailing Championship and Ontario Laser Masters

    The 2010 MLA Muskoka Laser Sailing Championship was hosted by Kettles Sailing Club, East Bay, Lake Muskoka in conjunction with the Ontario Laser Masters (age 35 & over) on August 14 and 15. It was the most successful and well attended Laser regatta ever in the Muskoka region with 38 boats and several top Canadian racers competing, including Canadian Champions Rob Koci and Nigel Heath. The event also attracted one of the largest contingent of youth sailors ever.

    The event enjoyed strong 15-20 km/h winds which made for lots of exciting race action, including aggressive starts, crowded mark roundings, high speed reaches and even a few capsizes! A full schedule of eight races were completed, allowing sailors to discard their worst race in the final results.

    Designed by Canadian Bruce Kirby, the Laser one-design boat has become the world's most popular dinghy sailboat for youth and master sailors alike. Laser sailing has been an Olympic event for both men and women since 1996. In Muskoka, the Laser has also become the most poplar sailboat for club racing.

    The Muskoka Laser Championship was jointly organized by MLA Muskoka Sailing Network Chairman, Michael Hart and Kettles Sailing Club Commodore Steve Jarrett. A large team of volunteers participated in running the event, including: Doug Clark, Assistant Regatta Manger; Peter Jones, Principal Race Officer;  Alec Christie and OJ Macklem, Mark Boat and Committee boat;  Rob & Kaya Clark, Regatta Party; Cathy Wiskel, Scoring; and Cheryl Hollows from the MLA Office managed registration and Katie Morrison. The MLA Marine Team provided safety assistance on the race course and Race Committee support. The team included Greg Allan, Bobby Besant and Nathaniel Smart. Photos, thanks to Barb Black and Kelly Hart (MLA Laser Regatta online photo library). Other thanks go to: Fogh Marine, Robertson & Robertson Yacht insurance, posterjack.ca and Ontario Sailing for sponsorship; Muskoka Lakes Association for medals and SBC Media for prizes. Also, our thanks to the Kettles Sailing Club for use of their facilities and billeting of out-of-town sailors. 
     

    YOUTH 19 & UNDER RESULTS

    Youth Female Radial Rig
    1. Emily Bell, Etobicoke YC
    2. Fransesca Bray, Barrie YC

    Youth Female Radial Rig
    1. Carter Jewitt, Kettles SC

    Youth Male Radial Rig
    1. Forest Wachholz, Barrie YC
    2. Sam Cullen, Barrie YC
    3. Alex Florian, Barrie YC

    Youth Male Full Rig
    1. Alex Benson, Kettles SC
    2. Carter Comish, Kettles SC
    3. Alex Hewgill & Krystian Clark, Kettles SC
     

    OVERALL & MASTERS RESULTS
    1. Rob Koci, St. James Town Sailing Club
    2. Nigel Heath, Water Rat SC (WRSC)
    3. Tobin Young, WRSC

    Great Grand Masters (over 65 years old)
    1. Jack Pearce, Barrie YC
    2. Heinz Gebauer, WRSC
    3. John Beare, Kettles Sailing Club (KSC)

    Grand Master (55-65 years old)
    1. Rob Koci, St. James Town SC
    2. Ian Robertson, RNSA
    3. Rob Clark, Kettles SC

    Master (45-55 years old)
    1. Nigel Heath, WRSC
    2. Michael Hart, South Muskoka Sailing Club (SMSC)
    3. Brian Jarrett, Kettles SC
     

    Apprentice (35-45 years old)
    1. Tobin Young, WRSC
    2. Andrew Picov, WRSC
    3. Steve Phillips, SMSC

    Women Masters
    1. Tammy Comish, Kettles SC
    2. Pamela Skinkoda, WRSC
    3. Elizabeth Lee, WRSC

    2010 Muskoka Lakes Association Sailing Regatta

    The 2010 MLA Sailing Regatta was hosted by Muskoka Lakes Golf & Country Club (MLG&CC) Sunday August 1st, where over 50 sailors participated in the day, racing in 30 sailboats.  A strong audience of race coaches, instructors, parents and other observers watched the racing action. Race day began with a noon Skippers meeting, followed by races for 6 classes of sailboats.  The wind was quite light and shifty during the regatta. The awards and trophy ceremony followed the on water activity with gold, silver and bronze medals presented for each class of boats.

    The regatta was organized and managed by MLA Muskoka Sailing Network Chairman, Michael Hart. A large team of volunteers participated in running the event, including:

    • Andy Cumming, Principal Race Officer
    • Charles Gagnon and Lisa Foley,  MLG&CC instructors in the Mark Boat
    • Kelly Hart, score keeper
    • Michele Perras, John Macklem and Les Mason, flags, timing and recorders on the Race Committee boat
    • Murray Sarafinchin, Protest Committee Chair
    • Lisa Noonan, from the MLA Office managed registration, medals and trophies

    The MLA Marine Team provided safety assistance on the race course and Race Committee support. The team included Shawn McNaughton, Greg Allan  and John Bowlby.

    Other thanks go to:

    • Andy Cumming for use of his Race Committee boat
    • Michael Hart for organizing the event, marks, lines, flags and equipment
    • Fogh Marine, Robertson & Robertson Yacht insurance and Ontario Sailing for sponsorship
    • Mica Wet Suits, Port Sandfield Marina and Gravenhurst Home Hardware who provided buoys, ropes & anchors
    • Muskoka Lakes Association for the medals.

    Also, our thanks to the Muskoka Lakes Golf & Country Club and their General Manager, Trevor Noonan for use of their facilities, staff and site.

    Regatta results were as follows:

    Open Multihull/Catamaran
    1. Ken Martin & Jan Medland
    2. John, Rob & David Bosomworth, Muskoka Lakes Sailing Club (MLSC)

    Open Keelboat
    1. Harry Angust & Dean Clarkson, MLSC

    420
    1. Alex Loe & Michael Smith, South Muskoka Sailing Club (SMSC)
    2. Logan Hannay & Chloe Triskan SMSC
    3. Justin Cadieux & Devon Watson, SMSC

    Laser II
    1. Parker Phillips & Ryan Lind, SMSC

    Albacore
    1. Adam Nicholson & Kim Rooks, Bala SC
    2. Peter & Sylvi Duncan, MLSC
    3. Chris Patterson & Morgan Jenkins, Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club

    Laser
    1. Michael Hart, SMSC
    2. John Beare, Kettles Sailing Club
    3. Steve Phillips, SMSC

    Opti Class
    1. Oliver Triskan, SMSC
    2. Julia Watson, SMSC
    3. Matt Staples, SMSC

    The prestigious Commodore’s Cup is awarded to the club with the most 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes and this years’ recipient was the South Muskoka Sailing Club.

  • Here is a quick reference guide for the public sailing schools in our area.  All of these offer sailing lessons for 8-16 year olds during July and August:

    Private club sailing schools are at the Muskoka Lakes Golf & Country Club and Beaumaris Yacht Club, members can contact them directly.

    Contact information

    Association Name Position Email Phone Web site
    Muskoka Lakes Assoc (MLA) Barbara Triskan Chair, MLA Muskoka Sailing Network barbara.triskan@nbpcd.com 705 687-5609 http://www.mla.on.ca/
    Muskoka Lakes Assoc (MLA) Bob Ensor President ensorrj@gmail.com 416 456-6385
    Muskoka Lakes Assoc (MLA) Lisa Noonan General Manager lisa@mla.on.ca 706 765-5723
    Muskoka Lakes Assoc (MLA) Regatta Results Posting of results sailing@mla.on.ca 705 765-5723
    Ontario Sailing Tom Bolland  Northern ON rep tom@bollandassociates.com www.ontariosailing.ca
    Club Name Position Email Phone
    KETTLES SC Brian Jarrett Commodore bjarrett345@gmail.com 705 765 7789 www.kettles.org
    KETTLES SC Troy Comish Director thecomishs@sympatico.ca
    KETTLES SC John Beare Laser Racing Program johnbeare@hotmail.com 416 489 3696
    KETTLES SC Doug Clark Vice Commodore dougclark@live.ca 647 444-9098
    KETTLES SC Steve Jarrett Past Commodore steve@sbcmedia.com
    SOUTH MUSKOKA SC Barb Triskan Commodore Barbara.Triskan@NBPCD.com 705 687-5609 www.muskokasailing.com
    SOUTH MUSKOKA SC Jessica Tickle Sailing School Director jessicatickle@sympatico.ca
    SOUTH MUSKOKA SC Duncan Hannay Past Commodore adhannay@gmail.com 705 687-0707
    LAKE JOSEPH YC Shelley O'Connor  Sailing School Director soconnor@rogers.com 416 414 2697  infor@ljyc.ca
    MUSKOKA LAKES SC Tom Purves Commodore tom@thomaspurves.com Sailing Club (racing; note school MLGCC)
    MUSKOKA LAKES SC Kirk Carvell Instructor Evaluator/Racing kirk.cavell@gmail.com
    MUSKOKA LAKES SC Peter Duncan Vice Commodore sailfaster@aol.com 410 431 5480
    MUSKOKA LAKES Golf & CC Trevor Noonan General Manager of MLG&CC admin@mlgcc.com  705 765 3166 www.mlgcc.com
    MUSKOKA LAKES Golf & CC Office Junior Program juniors@mlgcc.com
    BEAUMARIS YC Greg McLeish Commodore gregm@gmpsecurities.com 416 943-6123 www.beaumaris.org
    BEAUMARIS YC Greg Smith General Manager byc@bellnet.ca 705 764-1116
    BALA SC Dena Splinter Past Commodore denasplinter@yahoo.ca Albacore racing, no sailing school
    BALA SC Barbara Thomas Commodore jp.thomas@sympatico.ca 416 444 3223
    LAKE OF BAYS SC Steve Earle Past Junior Program & Fleet Steve.earle@sympatico.ca 416 410 1997 www.lbsc.ca
    LAKE OF BAYS SC Peri Wiseman Junior Program & Fleet Periwiseman@gmail.com
    LAKE OF BAYS SC Vivian Thompson  Regatta coordinator gregviv1@rogers.com
    LAKE OF BAYS SC Lori Knowles Communications Director lori@loriknowles.com
    LAKE OF BAYS SC Sandy Forsyth-O'Brien Commodore forsythobrien@sympatico.ca 705.767-3937 
    Sail Parry Sound Bob Grifiths President president@sailparrysound.on.ca www.sailparrysound.on.ca
    Sail Parry Sound Brad Laking Training Director bradlaking@gmail.com trainingdir@sailparrysound.on.ca
    Sail Parry Sound Michelle D'eaust Sailing School Manager manager@sailparrysound.ca
    Sail Parry Sound Carol Wilson closchkew@hotmail.com
    Sail Parry Sound Cecilia Parkes Marketing Director cecilia.parkes@rogers.com 416-440-2583
    Sail Go Home Bay Alan Redfern Sailing School Director aredfern@psgcanada.com 416-605-6074
    Sail Go Home Bay Amy DesBrisay Race Coach/ Co- head instructor amy.desbrisay@gmail.com
    Sail Go Home Bay Dana Stewart Sailing school dana.stewart@sympatico.ca
    Head Instructors/Coaches
    Kettles SC Andrew Atkin Head Instructor  andrewatkin@gmail.com 416 931-6748
    Kettles SC Samantha Jarrett Assistant Head Instructor samjarrett@bell.net 416 797-1754
    South Muskoka SC Chloe Triskan Co-Head Instructor chloetriskan@gmail.com 705 205-4066
    South Muskoka SC Michael Smith Co Head Instructor michael.smith@inceptra.com 705 205-4066
    Lake Joseph YC Scott Foley Head Instructor  scott.v.foley@gmail.com 905 719-5086
    Muskoka Lakes Golf & CC Lisa Foley Race Coach lisa.foley@live.ca 706 765 3166
    Lake of Bays SC Sara Tonogai  Race coach stonogai@uwo.ca
    Lake of Bays SC Chris Zytaruk Race Coach cwzytaru@lakeheadu.ca
    Lake of Bays SC Lucas Gibson Head Instructor  lbgibson26@gmail.com
    Sail Parry Sound Steven Winkworth Head Instructor  stevewink1@hotmail.com 416 996-9465
    Go Home Bay via Alan Redfern aredfern@psgcanada.com
    Go Home Bay Amy DesBrisay Race Coach amy.desbrisay@gmail.com
    Beaumaris Connor Wall Race Coach cwall44@gmail.com