Sail Canada, Canada’s National Sailing Authority, recognizes Glenmore Sailing Club member Chris Lemke and Team Dark Star as Helly Hansen Sailors of the Month!

Congrats to Chris Lemke & Team Dark Star (Brad Lawson, Andrew Nelson & Alan Carley)

Congratulations to the guys on winning their division in the Transpac 2017 race from Los Angeles to Hawaii. Their race was 12 days 17 hours.

Chris Lemke also won a navigation award for his navigational skills during the race.

The Sail Canada release can be viewed at

While Dark Star was racing to Hawaii, Chris sent daily email updates back to Calgary via satellite phone. Whales and porpoises, surfing their 33′ sailboat down big Pacific swells, 200+ mile days, the complete absence of personal space, and a video “Yahoo” at the half way point.

Read the daily updates at