08 Sep Canada Ocean Racing have successfully completed their first Transatlantic
Canada Ocean Racing have successfully completed their first Transatlantic.
September 8, 2022
Onboard the newly liveried IMOCA 60 Canada Ocean Racing, known as EMIRA the team landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, First Mate Daniel Dagenais-Gaw received a very warm welcome to his hometown. After a few days rest the crew began their 1,000+ nautical mile navigation of the St Lawrence Seaway to the Great Lakes. The crew have 6 locks to pass through each way on their transit and a strong tide to contend with.
The team will be making stops in Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City and returning to Halifax on their 2022 tour of Canada. The main aim of the trip is to introduce the new Canada Ocean Racing team and to gain support for the new Canadian offshore venture. Key activities include unveiling for the first time the new livery of the racing yacht, engaging with local sailing and community groups, boat tours, sailing sessions and yacht club talks. During their visit to each city on their schedule the team will be giving free tours of the boat, taking a few lucky guests sailing, giving talks at local yacht clubs, donating sailing sessions with Scott Shawyer and Alex Thomson to raise money for Sail Canada and the MLSE foundation as well as hosting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) workshops for youth groups.
Their packed tour schedule includes:
Free boat tours – Port d’Escale, Montreal
9 September 14:00 to 18:00
10 September 10:00 to 18:00
11 September 09:00 to 12:00
Kingston Yacht Club
Free boat tours – Kingston Yacht Club
17 September 10:00 to 16:00
Free boat tours – John Quay, Harbour Front, Toronto
22 September 10:00 to 16:00
23 September 10:00 to 16:00
For free boat tours in all locations, there is no need to book please wear trainers or soft soled shoes, tours will be run on a first come first served basis and take around 30 minutes.
Watch out for the team sailing and training on Lake Ontario between 21 and 30 September.