Dec 5, 2017

Steve KillingSteve Killing speaking, Rob Mazza

On November 29, Toronto’s Shellbacks Club paid tribute to club member and founder of C&C Yachts, George Cuthbertson who passed earlier this year. The Shellbacks Club has met since 1934 as a means for area sailors to celebrate sailing, sailing lore and shanties.

A record breaking attendance gathered at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club for a light lunch followed by a stirring set of heartfelt recollections of Big George and his accomplishments launching so many groundbreaking designs and company that became a world leader in the design and manufacture of custom and production yachts.

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Shellbacks Tradition includes a sea shanty at every gathering

On hand were a crowd of sailors who had raced and owned Cuthbertson/C&C boats, a large number of prominent C&C alumni and many who belonged to both groups including Rob Mazza, who led the organization of the event, and fellow C&C designers Rob Ball and Steve Killing. Alongside their presentation of Cuthbertson’s long list of accomplishments, the speakers shared a series of accolades from industry leaders including Butch Ulmer, Bruce Kirby, Ted Brewer and many others.

The sea shanty Sally Brown was sung heartily in the Shellbacks tradition, a glass was raised to Big George’s honour. All present, including the Cuthbertson family, agreed that not only was this a pioneer and hero of the Canadian boatbuilding industry but that George Cuthbertson was a “truly great guy.”

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Employer Choice Award2018 400On Friday, January 12th, at the Toronto International Boat Show, the Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Award program presented awards to the first winners in this important employee development program.

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