July 11, 2017

Ghyra BlowsOur fearless west-end-of the-Lake reporter John Gallaugher checks in with the after race party update.















Monday Afternoon

GHYRA arrived here on Monday afternoon … after a “NON-RACE” event which really bugs them all … not a breath of wind for the entire day …

The racers were strung out all down the lake just sitting there … it was unreal … a gorgeous day if you’re riding a bike or on a picnic but not if you’re racing out there on the high seas ….

Motoring InI think there were 61 boats and every one ended up motoring in … it was really too bad … but it made for a hardy party group and the BBQ was lively followed by dancing into the wee hours to the oldies tunes provided by “Now and Then” …

Tuesday Morning
Tuesday morning was no different … not a breath of wind … nada … everyone seemed to be leaving and just motored out at different times … I’m not sure there was even a race event on Tuesday (but I’d have to find out) …
OK, all for now … chat soon - Photos of our club with all the racers here to come … unfortunately no shots of racing with full sails and colours …

Cheers - JG

CYOB Destinations: We Visit the Hilton Beach Marina

Hilton BeachBy Amelia Morris

Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population 200!), which I am lucky enough to call my cottage country, is located on the north-east coast of St. Joseph Island. The Hilton Beach Marina is one of the largest and most major ports of call in the Western North Channel. It also has a long and rich history dating back to the 1850’s.

I spoke with Marina Manager, Laura McRae and got the full scoop on what goes on in this inconspicuous but busy marina.

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Scarab 255 Open

Scarab 255 OpenBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You can imagine,at the GroupeBeneteau dealer meeting in Michigan last fall where all the Four Winns, Scarab, Wellcraft, and Glastrondealers had come to see the latest new models, the docks were lined up with gleaming brand-new boats to show the dealers and media – and they certainly put on a show! But for me, the Scarab 255 Open was an immediate stand out. This is a boat that breaks new ground and brings fresh thinking and interpretation of the boating experience to a wide range of buyers.

We had a quick look around but the test drives would have to wait until the next day.

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