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'Flying the Flag for Canada' Raffle  


TeamUCAN2 (John McRoberts & Jackie Gay) would like to thank all the members who bought tickets for the raffle and donated to their Skud 18 Paralympic sailing campaign.  

The draw was made at Floyd night, with the first winning ticket 2227659 (men's jacket) won by Jeremy Smith. The second winning ticket 2227647 was won by Alex Fox, who re-donated the women's jacket for auction and we raised a further $225! Thanks Alex and auction winner Chris Stooksbury-Klaibert.   

By the time you read this our brand new Canada flag spinnaker will be flying in Guanabara Bay. We raised the full $2500 cost of the spinnaker and so have donated John's limited edition Olympic hiking pants to Max Gallant to inspire him in his efforts as RVYC's newest member of the Canadian Sailing Team. Go Max. Go RVYC!  

For the many people who asked how they could follow the racing in Rio, please check our Facebook page where Jackie will post the latest information on how to watch:  


Also check:   

and http://www.paralympic.ca/  

CBC will be broadcasting the Opening Ceremonies at 6pm ET on 7th September (we will be waving!) and a reporting daily, as well as broadcasting online at cbcsports.ca/paralympics  

We are really hoping that some reporters get down to the Marina. All three Canadian Teams have podium potential so keep your fingers crossed and good energies coming our way. Watch the spinnaker that YOU donated to leading the pack away from Sugar Loaf!  

Big love & thanks  
John & Jackie 

Cheer on John, Jackie and Bruce during the Opening Ceremonies - which we will play in the Chartroom Bar at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, September 7th. 

para Opening Ceremonies