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2020 Shark 24 World Championship Announced
September 2019 - The 2020 Shark 24 World Championship is being hosted by the Pointe Claire Yacht Club just outside of Montreal, Quebec from June 16-21, 2020. The event starts the day after the Montreal Formula One Grand Prix, and we hope that timing the two events close to each other will attract a big crowd!
Schedule of Events
June 15 (unofficial day) Early check-in for locals and loaner boats
June 16 Check-in and Measurement
June 17  Practice Race and Race 1.   Opening ceremony
June 18  Race 2,3,4 
June 19  Race 5, 6 or Long Distance Race
June 20  Long Distance Race or Race 7, 8.   Banquet night
June 21  Race 9, 10.   Prize Giving after racing


In Memoriam 
Peggy Sykes (February 26, 1959 - August 24, 2019)

Far too young, Peggy collapsed from a cardiac event on August 14th, while racing on a sailboat. Despite the heroic efforts of many, she did not wake up. Ten days later she passed. She died doing what she loved... racing a sailboat with great friends.
Peggy grew up sailing with her family. After many years away from it, she took a sailing course and rekindled her love of being on the water. Peggy started racing on a Shark at the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club, where she was a founding member of the Rub-a-Dub Swim Club. In addition to sailing on almost every Shark in the Club, Peggy sailed on many other boats too, and especially enjoyed her time on the J-24.
I was lucky to have Peggy on the foredeck of Tiger Niles on many occasions, both in Club races and at several Shark regattas. She helped us through the Tiger kidnapping at the 2015 Britannia YC Shark Worlds and befriended many of the Class and European sailors there. We sailed to a first place together at the 2016 Golden Horseshoe regatta (she was so proud when we offered her the keeper trophy to take home!). Her name will live forever on the Shark of the Year trophy for helping us win in 2016.
Peggy was a shining star, great on the water and off. She added fun and laughter to all around her, and she was a joy to be with. Most of all, Peggy was a very kind and thoughtful person. We will miss her.
Wishing you well on your next journey, Peggy. Fair winds...
Peter Aker, Tiger Niles 1489
President, International Shark Class Association

Services:
John R. Bush Funeral Home
80 Highland Ave, Belleville, ON
Visitation: Wednesday, August 28th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm
Funeral Service: Thursday, August 29th at 3pm
Luncheon to follow at Bay of Quinte Yacht Club
To share memories of Peggy and for online condolences please visit  www.rushnellfamilyservices.com.

Stephen Jones wins 2018 Worlds
August 2018 – Congratulations to Stephen Jones, Geoff Moore, and Breck McFarlane, sailing CAN335, on winning the 2018 Shark 24 Shark Worlds. Sailing against 33 teams from three nations they won the 53rd Worlds at Kingston Yacht Club. Click here for the results.


Richard Robarts  wins 2017 Worlds
July 2017 – Congratulations to Richard Robers and crew, sailing CAN564, on winning the 2017 Shark 24 Shark Worlds. Sailing against 55 teams from three nations they won the 52nd Worlds at Segelclub Ebensee. Click here for the results.


Michael Schahpar wins 2016 Worlds
May 2016 – Congratulations to Michael Schahpar, Klaus Kratochwill and Ben Hynie, sailing AUT1807, on winning the 2016 Shark 24 Shark Worlds. Sailing against 55 teams from five nations they won the 51st Worlds at Segelclub Ebensee. Click here for the results.


Crazy Ivan wins 2015 Worlds
August 2015 - Congratulations to David Foy, David O'Sullivan and Jamie Foy of Crazy Ivan (CAN 815) for winning the 2015 50th Shark 24 World Championships at their home club, Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa, Canada. This is their fourth World title and was contested by 39 boats in shifty conditions on the Ottawa River. Click here for the results.


Hai Heels wins 2015 European Championships
June 2015 - Congratulations to Christian Binder, Harald Hynie and Andreas Rappold of Hai Heels (AUT 1449) for winning the 2015 Shark 24 European Championships (Europameisterschaft) with 5 first place finishes in a fleet of 34 boats.  The regatta was hosted by YC Breitenbrunn on the Lake Neusieldl (Neusiedler See) in Austria from June 3-7, 2015. Click here for the results and click here for some great photos.


2014 Worlds Wins 'Best Race Management'

February 2015 - National Yacht Club was awarded the 'Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management' at the Sail Canada awards gala held at the Carlu in Toronto.  ISCA President, Peter Aker, and Canadian Shark Class Association President, Jinnie Gordon, were in attendance representing the Class.  NYC representatives, John Brunt and Chris Clarke accepted the award on behalf of the recently deceased Regatta Chair, Dave Thomas. Congratulations to NYC and the entire organizing committee!


Bedlam Wins Shark Worlds...Again
August 2014 - Congratulations to Bedlam, crewed by Keven Piper, Tom Nelson and Jordin Clark of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, for defending their World Championship title at the 2014 Shark World Championships hosted by National Yacht Club in Toronto, Canada.  It was a closely contested week long battle with Bedlam winning by just 1 point over a fleet of 47 one-design boats on Lake Ontario.  Click here for the results.


Greg Cockburn presented Hinterhoeller Award

August 2014 - Greg Cockburn was presented with the George Hinterhoeller Award during the opening ceremonies of the Shark Worlds at National Yacht Club in Toronto.  Greg was ISCA President for 15 years and instrument in the Class becoming recognized by ISAF as a Classic Yacht Class in 2000.  He started racing on Sharks in the mid to late sixties and has won four World Championships.  Click here for a copy of the remarks by his successor as ISCA President, Peter Aker.


Revised ISCA Class Rules

November 2013 - The ISCA Constitution, Rules and Specifications have been revised following the Annual Meeting at the World Championships in Roebel, Germany. Please click here for a copy.


Bedlam Wins 2013 Shark Worlds

October 2013Congratulations to Keven Piper, Tom Nelson and Jordin Clark of Bedlam on their tightly contested win at the 2013 Shark World Championship in Roebel, Germany!  Click here for the results.


Kingston Worlds Wins 'Regatta of the Year'

January 2013 - The Kingston Yacht Club was awarded the Sail Canada Regatta of the Year award for successfully hosting the Shark World Championships in August, 2012.  Congratulations to the organizing committee.