Highlights from the 2023 AGM

Fleet News for 2024

In the upcoming season, Kingston 5O5s will participate in the weekly Wednesday night dinghy races at KYC, providing a prime opportunity to promote the class. Additionally, a demo day is in the works, tentatively scheduled for the Friday preceding the 5O5 Training Weekend on July 6-7. Kingston Sail Loft’s new owners, Ali Meller, Steve Yates, and Sue Fraser, are committed to focusing on sail repairs while also considering the production of new sails.

The Vancouver Fleet is set to host the Canadian Championships, with the date and location yet to be confirmed, possibly coinciding with the Kitsilano Invitational on July 6-7.

Treasurer’s Report

The Association’s revenues in 2023 amounted to $950, a notable increase from the $880 generated in 2022. This rise can be attributed to a larger membership, with 30 members contributing to the association’s funds. The primary sources of income are annual membership dues, occasional donations, and surplus net revenues from sponsored events.

Expenses in 2023 totaled $637, a decrease from $1,067 in 2022, primarily due to reduced funding requests for major regattas and seminars. Anticipating increased funding needs in 2024, the report emphasizes the association’s commitment to financial transparency.

Secretary’s Report

Membership renewal emails for 2024 were sent to 40 sailors on January 8, with 16 members already renewing, including 8 opting for a two-year renewal. The report encourages all members to renew promptly, highlighting the requirement for current membership to participate in upcoming events. Notably, the association now offers free full membership to sailors aged 25 and under, excluding those eligible for family membership./

President’s Report

The 2023 season showcased a vibrant calendar of racing, starting with the Midwinters in Florida and culminating in the World Championship in San Francisco. The 505 Canadians in Kingston at Portsmouth Olympic Harbors drew 19 boats from Canada and the U.S., marking a successful event. Special congratulations to Jeff Boyd and Martin ten Hove for their standout performance.

Other notable events included the East Coast Championship in Sakonnet, RI, with 11 Canadian teams participating, and the World Championship in San Francisco, where six Canadian teams competed. The report acknowledges the strong Canadian representation at these prestigious events.

Additional Highlights of the 2023 Season


Notable performances by Robert Bartlewski, Sabina Bartlewska, Bruce Clifford, Ali Meller, Steve and Shona Lovshin.

Canadian Championships CORK

19 boats, including 14 Canadians. Top Canadians: Jeff Boyd and Martin ten Hove.

East Coast Championships, Little Compton, RI

26 boats, 11 Canadian teams. Top Canadians: Robert Bartlewski & Andrew Gesing.

Worlds, San Francisco, CA

Six Canadian Teams participated, with Bob Tennant and Steve Bourdow just missing the top 10, coming in 11th.

Canadian Officers/Directors

All current officers/directors remain in office, with Treasurer Cynthia Des Brisay set to step down next year. The class is actively seeking a new Treasurer, and interested members are encouraged to contact Cynthia or Paul Place. Cynthia plans to mentor the new Treasurer during 2024.

About Evan Jennings

I live in North Vancouver with my wife and two dogs. We have two kids at university in Ontario. We hike, ride our bikes and serve teams who deliver important projects.
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