During the week of August 23rd–29th, National Yacht Club will host the 2014 Shark World Championship. This Championship is the high point of the Shark Class Regatta schedule and has been competed for since 1966. It was held in Canada for two consecutive years and then in Europe for one year, before returning to Canada for another two consecutive years. In addition to entries from Canadian Yacht clubs from Windsor to Montreal and around the Golden Horseshoe, this regatta will attract entries from Austria, Germany and the USA. It is anticipated that as many as 70 boats will compete in this prestigious event, and it is planned to make this the biggest and best Worlds ever. How can NYC members contribute to the success of this event?
- Obviously an event of the magnitude cannot be hosted without the assistance of a substantial pool of volunteers. Although the NYC Shark fleet is providing an excellent volunteer pool, we are looking for members who are able to volunteer some time to help in the execution of this event
- In order to accommodate some of our European competitors, as well as the international judges required for this event and some of the out of town competitors we hope to find members who are willing make their boats available for crews to sleep on. A Shark has a crew of three so most boats at the club are suitable. We have approached a number of you directly but if you have not been contacted please contact us. Either way we appreciate your support in this regard.