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In Memoriam - John Zupan

We just learned that one of the true characters in the Sea Spray Fleet passed away earlier this year.  We have included a couple of photos and the write up from the Osoyoos Times. [caption id="attachment_693" align="alignnone" width="1050"] John with a glass of his favorite wine after supper at North American Championships at LOSC[/caption] [caption id="attachment_694" align="alignnone" width="608"] John after a long day racing[/caption] FROM THE OSOYOOS TIMES: Members of the Lake Osoyoos Sailing Club – and large segments of the Osoyoos community at large – are in mourning following the recent passing of longtime resident John Zupan. Zupan passed away Jan. 15 , just 11 days short of reaching age 90. A memorial service was held Monday afternoon at the Elk’s Hall in Osoyoos and a large contingent of members with the Lake Osoyoos Sailing Club were on hand to say goodbye to a man who loved the sport of sailing with a passion. L

America's Cup Hype Begins

https://youtu.be/-p-pVBFsfSE As much as I marvel at how fast these BIG cats go as well as the advancements in design, it just doesn't seem to be sailing. I'm not sure how many remember the first on board, live feed in the 12 meter monohulls, but hearing the creaking and groaning the boat was making as they headed up wind in heavy seas was real racing and it left you with a sense of how hard it was.

Nationals NoR & Other News

SeaSpray Trophy Design Michael Butler is asking if anyone has a line drawing of a SeaSpray he can use to make trophies.  If you have one please send it to Michael at mbutler@mcn.org Picture shows an example of a line drawing trophy.  Looks nice Notice of Race Attached is the Notice of Race for the SeaSpray Canadian Nationals July 7 , 8 and 9th.  Nationals will be part of a bigger regatta - the  annual Prairie Wind Regatta.  Nationals  will start on Friday and continue until Sunday. CLICK HERE for Seaspray 2017 NOR & PWR Window To The World Sometimes the hardest part of racing a SeaSpray is being able to see where the other boats are because the sail window isn't big enough or your eyes aren't as good as they used to be. Your eyes are hard to improve but sail windows can be made larger — how about this for a sail window?