The National Yacht Club and the event organizing committee would like to thank you for joining us for the 2013 LYRA regatta. Based on the amount of positive feedback we’ve received from competitors, the regatta was a big success and all of the work the volunteers put into organizing the event was well worth it!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors for their support and to give special recognition to our title sponsor, Redpath, and to Jonathan Bamberger, President of Redpath and owner of J145 Spitfire, which is active in Lake Ontario’s IRC Fleet.
Redpath is Canada’s largest sugar refinery and has been part of Toronto’s waterfront since 1959. Redpath is a 24/7 operation that receives shipments of sugar by freighter from as far away as Brazil and stores, refines and packages it right on the spot. Redpath has become an important part of Toronto’s waterfront community, not only because it is a unique and functioning landmark steeped in history, but also because of Redpath’s contribution to the spirit and energy of the Toronto waterfront.
This summer, Redpath Sugar presented the province-wide Tall Ships 1812 Tour to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, and in June, the fleet of tall ships from around the world arrived in Toronto to kick off the Redpath Waterfront Festival. Redpath has now also supported local sailing through their extremely generous support of LYRA this year. It doesn’t get much sweeter than that!!
Thank you again to everyone and we look forward to LYRA next year which will be hosted by the Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club in Toronto and will also be the host event for the 2014 IRC North American Championship.
The 2013 LYRA Organizing Committee
by Wendy Fischer