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Lightning sailboats race Saturday during the Canadian Sailing Championships in Thunder Bay. (Emma Tranter)
Lightning sailboats race Saturday during the Canadian Sailing Championships in Thunder Bay. (Emma Tranter)

BY EMMA TRANTER
There was lightning on the waters of Lake Superior Saturday afternoon as the 2014 Canadian Sailing Championships got underway.
The championships, held in Thunder Bay for the first time since 2008, are being hosted by the Temple Reef Sailing Club and the Thunder Bay Yacht Club. The competition includes Canadian Lightning Championships and the Great Lakes Master Laser Championships. Both events are being held out of Marina Park and conclude today.
“It’s nice to raise the profile of the sailing with the city. We do have a very strong and active fleet right now so it’s also nice that we don’t have to travel to go to these events, because we do a lot of travel as sailors,” said Regatta chairwoman Julia Bailey.

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