July 12, 2019

Lakeshore Raft PartyAll Photos: Parker Media Management Inc.

The inaugural LSYC started with a simple concept – why not bring back the fun and good time racing of events of the past. A team of organizers put together a full slate of sponsors, a food truck and raft-up plan designed to bring a lot of people together for a summer party.

Racing was simple – a distance race to a new summer-permanent mark set in Clarkson for a distance course with the help of Fogh Marine.

It all worked out well, the weather was perfect and all had a great time.

The organizers report that the post event feedback has been awesome! “Thank you!! Glad everyone had a great time.”

Raft Party Signan old school touch

The race was a good one with 46 boats registered in a series of PHRF starts. Complete results here. A number of participants claim to have won the party.

Raft Party Racehttps://yachtscoring.com/event_results_detail.cfm?Race_Number=1&eID=6150 Props from the participants went to an amazing Race Committee headed by PRO Pat Lymburner, DRO Roxanne Mckenzie & LSYC RC Team. 

The Raft Party team asks participants to let them know if you would come back? If the people want it, they will bring it back in 2020! 



Raft Party Crowd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beneteau Oceanis 30.1The Oceanis official US debut will be at the upcoming Newport International Boat Show in September and will be featured at the United States Sailboat show in Annapolis in October.

With an overall size under 30 feet and a light displacement of less than 8,805 lbs., the Oceanis is easily trailerable without a wide load permit. If you prefer to access your sailing grounds by canals and rivers, the lifting keel and rotating mast open a world of endless possibilities. Perfect for sailing on lakes or for coastal hopping, this new Oceanis is, nevertheless, a robust category B sailing yacht, fitted for offshore sailing. The smallest of the range offers the biggest choice of programs! 

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Grady White Freedom 235 Dual ConsoleBy Jill Snider

Once again, I had the pleasure of joining CY’s test guru Andy Adams on a boat review. This time, out on Georgian Bay, we put the Grady White Freedom 235 Dual Console to the test. There are so many great things to tell you about this classic beauty.

Andy
If I were required to compare Grady White’s Freedom 235 Dual Console to an animal, I would tell you that she has the character of a Labrador Retriever. Here are a few reasons why...

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Port Severn's Lock 45Blake Marchand


As the final link between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay, Port Severn’s Lock 45 is the gateway to the beautiful Trent-Severn Waterway. The first and smallest lock to be constructed on the Severn portion, Lock 45 is entrenched in Canadian History and is worth the trip in itself. However, it is the waterway and its idyllic surroundings that will keep you coming back.

The canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Huron with an eastern terminus in Trenton and a western terminus in Port Severn. Its amazing natural waterways include the Trent River, Otonabee River, The Kawartha Lakes, Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching and Severn River.

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