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Macpherson to share tales of adventure on the high seas

Macpherson to share tales of adventure on the high seas

Enjoy photographs and stories of sailing adventures on the high seas Saturday as the County’s Sandy Macpherson shares his stories and plans for his next quest. The 20-year-old County boy started sailing when he was nine, at the Prince Edward Yacht Club. What was initially a passion, grew into a way of life. He raised […]

Prince Edward County Decade in Review - highlights from 2013

Prince Edward County Decade in Review – highlights from 2013

As we welcome a new decade in 2020, Countylive.ca celebrates its 10th anniversary taking a look at highlights of the past 10 years. 2013 One of Prince Edward County’s most distinguished soldiers, George Wright, 92, of Picton, was among 13 members of the Devil’s Brigade honoured in a private ceremony in Ottawa. The men were […]

County sailor first to join Canadian Ocean Racing program

County sailor first to join Canadian Ocean Racing program

His sights are set on competing in the world’s most extreme ocean racing events but first, the County’s favourite young sailor has to do his time sanding, scrubbing and cleaning the boat. Sandy Macpherson, 21, was named the first ‘aspiring offshore athlete’ to join the Canadian Ocean Racing program. His first duty is a six-week […]

County's favourite sailer crosses 'crazy' solo 2,600 mile race finish line!

County’s favourite sailer crosses ‘crazy’ solo 2,600 mile race finish line!

AUG. 15 – Back on land after another 1350 miles at sea. Bring on the French hospitalities!, says Sandy, on his Facebook. “A broken spreader prevented me from sailing with full sails for the final 550 miles of the race. The rudders also had some issues which prevented me from sailing hard through the hurricane. […]

County's favorite sailor in legendary Cape to Rio race

County’s favorite sailor in legendary Cape to Rio race

UPDATE: Congratulations to team ISKAREEN on finishing in 3rd place (out of 37 entrants) in the 2014 Cape to Rio race The County’s Sandy Macpherson is participating in one of the world’s oldest, longest and toughest ocean races – The Cape to Rio – from Cape Town, South Africa to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Thirty-seven […]

County's favourite sailor competing against some of the best in the world

County’s favourite sailor competing against some of the best in the world

The success of Sandy Macpherson’s Sail for a Cure last summer was just the beginning and now the County resident is making a splash as a member of the British Youth Plymouth Sailing Team which is competing in a 1,000 mile sprint around the Arabian Gulf against some of the best sailors in the world. […]

Young sailor awarded for his contribution to cancer research

Young sailor awarded for his contribution to cancer research

By Nicole Kleinsteuber Sandy Macpherson sailed on a sea of applause as he received a Civic Recognition Award for his dedication in raising $15,000 for local cancer initiatives. Prince Edward County Mayor Peter Mertens and councillor Robert Quaiff presented the 19-year-old sailor of Picton with the award during a regular council meeting on Tuesday. Macpherson […]

Sail for a Cure comes full circle

Sail for a Cure comes full circle

UPDATE WEDNESDAY – While ships are usually launched by breaking a bottle of champagne over the bow, but early this morning, Sandy Macpherson was welcomed back from his great sail with a bottle of champagne being poured over his head. Friends, fellow sailors and family met him at the yacht club at about 4:30 a.m. […]

On August 25th Sandy Macpherson will embark on a nearly 450 nautical mile sail around Lake Ontario.

Generous support puts wind in Sail for a Cure’s sails

A benefit auction, barbecue and dance Saturday night at the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club put wind in Sandy Macpherson’s Sail for a Cure adventure. “What a night! Sail for a Cure’s benefit dinner raised over $10,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society,” he said. About 100 supporters attended to help Macpherson raise funds for his […]

PECI honours more than 150 graduates

PECI honours more than 150 graduates

Proud parents, guardians, family members and friends applauded the achievements and successes of more than 150 PECI students who received secondary school graduation diplomas Wednesday night during graduation ceremonies held at the Prince Edward Community Centre. PECI’s top academic student, Ian McKenzie, received numerous awards, among them, the prestigious Governor General’s Academic Medal for highest […]

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