Bob Medland, long-time Shellback, returned to present the tale of Being ‘Holed’ en Route to Bermuda aboard "Monterey". Bob was joined by Les Crane & Kit Tatum, who shared the adventure.
About Bob Medland
For seven years, Bob attended the RCYC Junior Club. During that time, his future wife Sally, Les Crane and Kit Tatum, his fellow presenters today, also attended the Junior Club.
He summered on Toronto Island until 1967 with his family. As good fortune would have it, so did Sally’s family.
Bob has raced, crewed, day-sailed and cruised. He raced on the family’s Firefly. He crewed on the Dragons "Puzzle" and "Tomboy", on the Viking 33 "Mistral", and C&C 34 "AFIKA". He sailed and/or cruised on the family’s 6 Meter "Aphrodite", and the 42’ custom yawl "Estrellita". Additionally, Bob and Sally sailed and cruised on their C&C 29 "Bananas" and their Niagara 35 "Aphrodite".
Bob’s extensive racing over the years has included crewing on:
• local course races;
• various distance races including
◦ Susan Hoods, Boswells, Somervilles, and five Lake Ontario International Races;
◦ 8 Port Huron – Mackinac Races;
◦ 4 Newport – Bermuda Races;
◦ South China Sea Race and
◦ Antigua to Bermuda Race.
His cruising or deliveries around the world have including sailing:
• the Great Lakes;
• Bermuda to the Azores;
• the ARC (Canaries to St. Lucia);
• Darwin to Bali;
• Finland and;
• the Mediterranean.
Bob also gives back to the world of sailing. He has served in various capacities at the RCYC including Commodore and Chair of the 150th Anniversary celebrations. Also, he has served in several positions with the Cruising Club of America and is currently Vice Commodore.
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