Newport Bermuda Race Strikes Gold:
The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has earned gold-level certification from Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas program for their 2018 Newport Bermuda Race. Clean Regattas is a certification system with five levels—Participant, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum—enabling sailors to protect their local waters with as many of 25 best practices as possible, making sustainability approachable and easy. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Newport Bermuda Race Strikes Gold, Editor
Eight Bells: Pierre Dufour:
Pierre Dufour passed away peacefully at the age of 75 years on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Pierre practiced Law in Gatineau, Quebec for 51 years and was an active member of the community throughout his life.
As an active sailor for over 30 years and Commodore of the Club de Voile Grande-Rivière, President of the Quebec Sailing Federation, and Sail Canada judge, Pierre had a significant influence within the sailing community.
He was a member and Vice-president of the board of directors of the Canadian Museum of Civilisation Corporation (now History) from 1995 to 2008, and was especially proud of having participated in the construction and inauguration of the War Museum.