The ORCA Annual Awards are awarded to outstanding Ontario sailors that define the Ontario tradition of outstanding athletics, ethics, camaraderie and a true commitment to the sport of sailing.

Recipients can be someone who either improved the most, is enthusiastic, contributed the most to the fleet and ORCA or in some other way distinguished themselves.

The Sportsperson of the year is in recognition for the individuals contribution to catamaran sailing and our sailors in their area and in general. This person should be an inspiration to their fellow sailors and motivational. Fleet building and event organization are also good criteria.

The 2016 ORCA Award recipients

Youth Sailor of the year - Anatoliy Duko (F18 sailor)

Anatoliy participated in the 2015 Around the County Long Distance Race and his proficiency on the F18 impressed everyone. Then on May 16th Sergey and Anatoliy Duko of Mississauga Sailing Club competed in the Florida 300 endurance race on their NACRA F18. The race was from Islamorada, in the Keys, to Daytona Beach over a period of 5 days. During that time they battled howling winds, blinding thunderstorms and monster waves. At one time, Sergey said that the wind had literally pick their catamaran out of the water. After all that, they only suffered a broken spinnaker pole. That was some adventure! At the finish, Sergey and Anatoliy placed 8th overall and second in their class. A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Anatliy, we are all proud of your accomplishments.

Skipper of the year - Larry Woods (A-Cat sailor)

We are privileged to have some top A-cat racers within our group, Larry has been the catalist in the A-Cat fleet, supported by his brothers Andrew and Todd.  They have been known as the "Canadian Invasion" promoting a high caliber of racing in a fun and enthusiastic way that is contagious.

Tactician of the year - Marty Vandenberg (Hobie 16 sailor)

Marty has been sailing with Mauro for the past 3 years, they both participated in the 2016 Pan Am Trials. An avid music lover, he brings his music, his fun loving and charming personality to our sport. Marty and Mauro won BBB high portsmouth award 4 years running. He is a fearless tactician willing to come out no matter what is needed.

Sportsperson of the year - Stephen Clarke (Nacra 17 sailor)

Stephen has been Commodore of the BBB for about 10 years, during that time have seen many changes with the city, the clubs position on the beach. Have successfully moved club from beach club to a not for profit. Stephen handles PR with the city, and city serves with diplomacy. He's also continued to build the club racing series, with continued increase in participation on week night races which builds our future.

This template comes with a wide variety of ways in which to style your module content. There are a tonne of options to choose from and you can even combine them. Check out the descriptions in the content below or view them in action at the bottom of this page.

Read more ...

A key feature of all Zen Grid Framework v4 themes is their focus on performance. Out of the box this theme can score in the 90s using google page speed tests with some additions to your htaccess file. 

We have spent a lot of time fine tuning the way assets load in the template as well as to create some flexible options for users to tweak the way that their template performs.

Read more ...

If you are working on a live server though and wish to work directly with less files there is a development mode found in the settings panel which can be enabled for this use.

When development mode is enabled all less files loaded by the template are loaded in the browser. So rather than loading the css/ file you will see template.less, menu.less etc loading if you were to view the page with the web inspector.

Read more ...

Zen Grid Framework v4 (ZGF4) based themes also include a useful hidden panel for displaying content in a floating panel above the page.

Read more ...

Zen Grid Framework V4 (zgf4) themes use a flexible approach to adding an offcanvas module to your website. 

The offcanvas panel can be used to display any module content. It can also be used to display the responsive menu content for screen sizes smaller than the nav collapse value specified in your template settings. This makes the offcanvas panel a powerful tool to use for displaying information /fucntionality on your site that may not be important enough to be displayed on the canvas but your users need access to regardless.

Read more ...

The accordion menu has long been a feature of Zen Grid Framework themes. A simple piece of javascript transformed your standard Joomla menu module into an accordion menu that allows the user to navigate through multi-level vertical menus in your site's sidebar. You can see an example of the mega menu infused accordion menu in the sidebar on this page.

Read more ...

Zen Grid Framework v4 (ZGF4) based themes have a number of options for adapting your website design to suit the device or screen size your visitor is viewing your site with. Responsive design is more than just making sure that the design doesn't break. It's about providing an optimum experience for your user regardless of the medium they are using to view your site with.

Read more ...

Flexible font control has always been a part of the Zen Grid Framework based themes. 

That tradition continues in Zen Grid Framework 4 (ZGF4) themes by making it super simple to use standard web native fonts or any of the hundreds of fonts available on the google webfont directory.

Read more ...
Page 1 of 2