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CFSA leadership past and present gather for a group photo on the jetty. (Top Row from Left) Ginette Gibeault, Membership Chair, Kurtis Paddle, Rear Commodore, Bjarne Hansen, Foreshore Team Lead. (Bottom Row) Brendan Carver, Treasurer, Bethany Devlin, Entertainment Chair, Master Sailor Ben Sproule, Commodore, Ray Weisgerber, Communications Chair, Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class (ret’d) David Mitchell, Past Commodore, Leslie Basham, Fleet Captain, Barry White, Small Boats Chair.

Storm clouds part for CFSA opener

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer  —  On their opening day, Zeus, the Greek God of rain and wind, sympathized with the Canadian Forces Sailing Association (CFSA).   While the blustery conditions persisted, a brief respite from the heavy rains at precisely the right moment allowed CFB Esquimalt’s recreational sailing club members to move forward with its official […]

Volume 69, Issue No. 19, May 13, 2024

Volume 69, Issue No. 19, May 13, 2024

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Members of the Victory Oar Duff racing team gather for a team photograph on Apr. 10 at the Seamanship Training Centre in Naden. (L-R): Lieutenant (Navy) (Lt(N)) Jeff Phillips, Lt(N) Ellery Down, Acting Sub-Lieutenant (A/SLt) Benjamin Roth, Sailor 1st Class (S1) Evan Helgason-Thorpe, A/SLt Maxwell Lucas, and S1 Maxime Vandal. Photo: Peter Mallett/Lookout Newspaper.

It’s ‘Victory Oar Duff’ in race to Alaska

Peter Mallett,  Staff Writer  —  vic·to·ry /ˈvikt(ə)rē/ | nounan act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition. oar /ôr/ | nouna pole with a flat blade, pivoting in an oar lock, used to row or steer a boat through the water.   duff /dəf/ adjective, informal   1. Dessert 2. Indicates that something […]