4:00pm

Sandy Macpherson

Going Solo


Toronto International Boat Show
4:00pm - SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016
Enercare Centre, Sailfest Theatre

Seminar Details

Going solo is a big choice for some, and the only choice for others. If you’re curious about going solo or looking for some solo sailing tips, Sandy is your guy. Sandy Macpherson has built his career in solo sailing. As the youngest person to solo circumnavigate Lake Ontario, Sandy has been taking all the necessary steps to one day circumnavigate the world alone. Tips and tricks, what to expect, and how to prepare both mentally and physically for solo sailing, Sandy tells all from his personal experiences. Ask your own solo questions and learn more about opportunities to be personally trained by Sandy on Lake Ontario Spring/Summer 2016! www.canadianoceanracing.com

About Sandy Macpherson

A native of Prince Edward County, Sandy has over 60,000 nm of ocean sailing. Sandy has successfully competed in the Mini Transat “Azores Race”, Cape2Rio race, Rolex Middle Sea Race, Tour de France a la Voile, and many others. With an aspiration of competing in the 2020 Vendee Globe, Sandy joined Canadian Ocean Racing (COR). After 7000 NM training on Open 60 O Canada from Vancouver to Toronto via Panama, Sandy is now preparing for one of the world’s toughest ocean races — the Mini Transat. The race, sailed on 21 foot foiling carbon sailboats, starts in France and finishes in Guadeloupe. Sailors live in a space smaller than the average kitchen for up to 30 days, taking on the world’s toughest sailors and conditions - all alone. In the short term, Sandy has created an Academy, run through Canadian Ocean Racing and Toronto Harbourfront, designed for sailors looking to expand their offshore and solo experiences.


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