Month: July 2014

2014 Lightning Class Sailing Championships – Thunder Bay (Jul. 12-13)

JULY EDITION PODCAST
Monday, July 7th 2014

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Close competition in Lightning class sailboats at an event at Amethyst Harbour on Lake Superior

Members of the Temple Reef Sailing Club utilize the waters of Thunder Bay harbour on a very frequent basis. During the summer they sail the harbour on a daily basis and participate in harbour races on a weekly basis.

This summer, the Temple Reef Sailing Club, with event partners the Thunder Bay Yacht Club, will be hosting the Canadian Lightning Championships in tandem with the Great Lakes Masters’ Championship for Laser Class sailboats. These events will be held on Lake Superior, in Thunder Bay, on July 12th and 13th, 2014. In this podcast, Competitors and race organizers Julia and Ross Bailey are interviewed about sailing, this Canadian Championship and Great Lakes Masters Championship event and their thoughts about Lake Superior.

To listen to the interview, click on the photo above.

Event Website:
LIGHTNING CANADIANS 2014

International Lightning Class Association

North American Laser Class Association

Related Links:
Thunder Bay Yacht ClubSail Thunder BayManitoba Sailing Association, Ontario Sailing Association

 


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Podcast Series – July 2014 Edition

JULY EDITION
Monday, July 7th 2014

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_6OXPHeSl8&w=560&h=315]

Members of the Temple Reef Sailing Club utilize the waters of Thunder Bay harbour on a very frequent basis. During the summer they sail the harbour on a daily basis and participate in harbour races on a weekly basis.

This summer, the Temple Reef Sailing Club, with event partners the Thunder Bay Yacht Club, will be hosting the Canadian Lightning Championships in tandem with the Great Lakes Masters’ Championship for Laser Class sailboats. These events will be held on Lake Superior, in Thunder Bay, on July 12th and 13th, 2014. In this podcast, Competitors and race organizers Julia and Ross Bailey are interviewed about sailing, this Canadian Championship and Great Lakes Masters Championship event and their thoughts about Lake Superior.

To listen to the interview, click on the photo above.

Event Website:
LIGHTNING CANADIANS 2014

Related Links:
Thunder Bay Yacht Club
Sail Thunder Bay
Ontario Sailing

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Lower Nipigon River Hike July 20th

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Eighteen persons participated in a Nipigon Bay Remedial Action Plan (RAP) hike of the lower Nipigon River on July 20th, Lake Superior Day. Hikers were accompanied by RAP personnel who provided information about environmental issues addressed by the RAP. A RAP kayak tour of the lower Nipigon River was held on August 17th. The above video contains footage from both events.

Points visited included:

  • Nipigon River Lagoon
  • Nipigon Municipal Water Pollution Control Plant
  • Clearwater Creek
  • Nipigon River Wetlands
  • Sawmill Point

Thanks to everyone who participated and a special thanks to landowner Chris Wrigley for permission to hike the trail which runs through his property.

Nipigon Bay is one of 42 locations around the Great Lakes designated by the International Joint Commission as an “Area of Concern” due to environmental issues. Remedial Action Plans, or cleanup plans, have been put in place for each of these locations. Significant progress has been made in addressing environmental issues in the “Nipigon Bay Area of Concern” which includes the lower Nipigon River.

The Nipigon Bay Remedial Action Plan will carry out a kayak tour of the lower Nipigon River on August 17th. More information will be posted soon on this website. View pictures of last year’s RAP kayak tour in Thunder Bay.

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