Archive for October, 2012


2013 Mini Transat Race

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October 28, 2012 posted by admin

October 28, 2013

On October 13, 2013….96 racers will scream across the Atlantic Ocean in their 21 foot sailboats…..solo….. Just imageine, thirty days of unforgiveable seas smashing you in the face!  You’re sleep deprived and soaking wet. Then…..you cross the finish line knowing that through it all you have survived, driving your boat harder and faster than anyone else!  This is my race….Live it with me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diane


Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!

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October 26, 2012 posted by admin

October 26, 2012

Tomorrow Classe Mini will announce the start of the Mini Transat Race.  We’re going to learn the start date, the route, who the new sponsors are and all sorts of great information!  Get ready to mark your calendars!
Diane


Mini Transat Race 2013

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October 22, 2012 posted by admin

October 22, 2012

Happy Monday everyone! 6 more sleeps to the announcement of the 2013 Mini Transat race!

Diane


Cable Jumps The Sheave

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October 20, 2012 posted by admin

October 20, 2012
This is never a good thing!  During haulout today at ABYC, the cable on the railway jumped the sheave.  With a little effort, a dingy, a couple of pry bars and some adjustable wrenches it all got remedied!


Diane


Haulout at ABYC

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October 19, 2012 posted by admin

October 19, 2012
This weekend is haulout at my club ABYC.  250+ boats will be yanked out of their summer moorings and parked in their winter homes on land either by rail, crane and or hydraulic trailer.  It’s a virtual Cirque Du Soleil of vessels flying through the air!

Diane


26 Days Vendee Globe

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October 15, 2012 posted by admin

October 15, 2012
26 days to the start of the Vendee Globe!  Sam Davies (my hero) has posted some new video on her facebook page.  Check it out!

You can also see tons of great stuff on her website!
Diane


Let’s All Go To France!

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October 12, 2012 posted by admin

October 12, 2012

Classe Mini has announced that they have an announcement! The big race is being announced on October 27th! We’ll learn the race date, the route and I’m sure about the sponsors!  We’re bringing a Canadian contingency to the start line with us.  So if you would like to come to France for the start line of the Transat Race and an exciting holiday away, stay tuned.  We’ve teamed up with Marathon Sports Travel to create an exciting adventure for you in France.
Diane

Thank You OYS!

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October 12, 2012 posted by admin

October 12, 2012
Thank you Oakville Yacht Squadron, for a wonderful fun night last night and for all of your support!  It was great to see old racing friends and share new race stories!
Diane


Oakville Yacht Squadron Tonight

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October 11, 2012 posted by admin

October 11, 2012
Come sea and hear the story of racing in France’s Bay of Biscay and the Fastnet Race in the Irish Sea, tonight at the Oakville Yacht Squadron 8pm.
Diane


Latest Transat Race Update!

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October 9, 2012 posted by admin

October 9, 2012
Latest news about next year’s race!  They are going to announce the race date and the course on October 27th in Douarnenez!  We’re getting closer!  Stay tuned for updates :-)
Diane