Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Hyde’s Canadian distributor, Ken Forsyth, recently sailed his Viking 28, "K-Force" in the coveted Georgian Bay Cup Race (which awards a trophy dating back to circa 1888 for the winner).
Due to low water levels and efforts focused on obtaining deep-water slips this year, the Race was only announced days before it took place. Some14 of the keenest racers from a few clubs around southern Georgian Bay turned out.
Ken Forsyth explains: “Once again this year I decided to enter the 45-mile race solo. Due to light conditions the race was shortened to about 32 miles.” Two entrants also raced solo this year, which was good after last year when Ken was the only solo sailor.
However it wasn’t just the other solo sailors that Ken was trying to beat: “I'm pleased to say that on corrected time I beat every boat,” he revealed, adding: “While I'd like to believe my sail trimming and tactics had something to do with my win, I had comments on how good my Hyde Voyager Sails and Grand Prix spinnaker looked. This was my first sail of the year after a very long winter, and felt good to be back on to be back on the water.”
Photo caption: Ken Forsyth’s “K-Force” photographed near the half way point of the race in light air.
To find out more about Hyde Sails in Canada, see http://ca.hydesails.com