Get Into Sailboat Racing

4:15 PM

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

Alex Fox

Get Into Sailboat Racing

Sailboat racing is a vibrant sport around the world including here on the coast. Getting involved can seem a little daunting for the new sailor or novice, but there are avenues and opportunities to get involved. Let's take a look!

Bio

Involved in sailboat racing for the better part of five decades, Alex has successfully competed in everything from small dinghies to larger keelboats. His comprehensive experience in the marine industry ranges from sail training and yacht charters to boat building, sailmaking on to his current position providing marine hardware, rigging and clothing at the Sailing Shop at Trotac Marine. His passion for the sport has carried over to writing "The Favoured Tack", a monthly racing article in Pacific Yachting Magazine. Alex also actively promotes the sport through a variety of initiatives such as founding the Vancouver Island Racing Series, a yearly 13 race series that culminates in an Overall VIRS Champion. 


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