April 18, 2017 – Spring is Sprung, I Wonder Where Dem SPOGgers is?
Spotted in Long Harbour on Easter Weekend. Does the early bird get the worm?
April 5, 2017 – SPOG is Going Green!
The Commodore is sorry for the bad press associated with his working life in the pipeline business. To make amends, he has committed SPOG to a Clean Regatta and certification by Sailors for the Sea.
Initiatives for 2017 races will include: 1-No Plastic Water bottles -a drinking water station will be provided; 2-Encourage maximum recycling of empty beer cans; 3-All lasers will be required to use the new Scott Point pump-out; 4-SPOG to work on fish habitat enhancement efforts at Scott Point; 5-Use eco-certified cleaners for lasers – actually you cannot wash them anyway; 6-Make bilge absorbents available for all boats at Scott Point; 7-Reducing paper – all notices and results to be circulated by email only.
We can all do our part.
March 31, 2017 – SPOG Goes Travelling??
There are rumours that the Commodore and Greg Slakov are going to try their skills at the Spring Dinghies in Victoria on May 6, 7.
And the Calgary contingent are making plans to go the Masters Worlds in Split, Croatia from Sep 21 to 30. Applications for entry will open Tuesday, 4 April 2017 and the deadline for paid applications is 16 May 2017 More info HERE. If you are really interested contact Steve Reichenfeld at stephenreichatoutlook.com for insights
Mar 12, 2017 – Long Harbour Classic – Change of Date
The Commodore is going in search of his ancestors that owned a whiskey distillery. We are off to Scotland in late August. So please note that the Long Harbour Classic has been moved up 1 week to August 19-20.
Jan 19, 2017 – New Website Address
Change your Favourites. SPOG is now at www.spogsailing.com.
Bear with me while I migrate stuff onto this site. Any comments on making it easier to navigate are welcome.
Dec 23, 2016 – Dates for 2017 SPOG season Announced
The 2017 SPOG Season will kick off with the Round the Isles Opener on June 17. Moby’s Marathon will go July 15, the Long Harbour Classic on August 19-20 (note that this is 1 week earlier than normal), and the Doug Baxter Closer on October 7.
For more adventurous SPOGgers, other local-isa events are Kitten Cup on April 22-23 at RVYC, the Jericho Classic at Jericho Sailing Centre is June 3, WAVES at RVYC on July 1-2 and Fall Dinghy Champs at RVicYC on Sep 23-24. For the super-keen – the Canadian Masters Championships are at Wabamun, AB on July 7-9, and Laser Masters Worlds are in Split, Croatia on September 21-30 (that sounds like a fun place to race).
Oct 11/16 – 2016 Season Champion – Brian Woodward
Brian Woodward sailed well in the last event to win the Season Championship based on a 4-race High Point system. Brian sailed all 4 events, winning the Opener and strong showings in the Classic and Closer for a total of 50 points.
Steve White also sailed all 4 races and finished second, 3 points behind. Rounding out the top 5 were Don Martin who only sailed 3 events and finished with 35 points, Tim Slaney with 32 points and Allan Strain with 30 points on only 2 races.