SHARP & Ralph Lauren
Summer is the season for water. Whether you’re swimming in it, paddling on it, or just sitting next to it with a cool drink in hand, there’s no better place to be in the summer months than poolside, lakeside, or seaside. As Ralph Lauren’s signature fragrance for summer, it makes sense that the brand’s Polo Blue Parfum is inspired by the power and freedom of the open seas. Combining Polo Blue’s signature intensity and aquatic freshness with rich, decadent notes of up-cycled oakwood, this sophisticated new scent evokes all of the majesty and adventure of an ocean voyage. While Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Parfum is versatile enough to wear anywhere your travels take you this summer, to fully appreciate its maritime inspiration we recommend plotting a course to the coast for a sailing regatta. Here are a few of the best ones Canada has to offer in the months ahead.
Vic-Maui International Yacht Race
When: July 4 – July 22
The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and Maui’s Lahaina Yacht Club collaborate on this one-of-a-kind event held every two years. Departing from Victoria on Vancouver Island, this classic ocean race covers 2,308 nautical miles of Pacific ocean between Canada and Hawaii, and is the longest offshore sailing race off the west coast of North America. After more than 24 races since its founding in 1968, some 350 vessels have competed in this challenging event, with a record time of eight days and nine hours set by the 52-foot Valkyrie in 2016.
The Georgian Bay Regatta
When: July 27 – 31
A festive occasion now in its 36th year, this regatta attracts sailors and vessels from around Georgian bay, as well as lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Taking place on the west side of the bay, this year’s race will include stops at Meaford, Lion’s Head, and Wiarton, as well as two scenic anchorages. With six races planned over four days, including four long distance and two course races, and many more social events on land, The Georgian Bay Regatta is the highlight of the summer for anyone in the region with a passion for sailing.
Prince of Wales Regatta
When: Sept 17-18
The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron’s premiere annual event takes place each September, when sailors converge on Halifax to vie for the Prince of Wales Cup. The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS) dates back to 1837, but this trophy’s history dates to the 1860s when the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, visited Halifax for the first time. A keen yachtsman, the prince himself presented the club with the Prince of Wales Cup, and it has remained the Squadron’s highest honour ever since. The club is also the co-sponsor (with the Boston Yacht Club) of the biennial Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race, which celebrates its 40th edition in 2023.