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

 

My Happy Place – Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn Waterway

My Happy Place – Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn WaterwayBy Paul and Sheryl Shard

It’s funny how a body of water can shape you. Shape your mood. Shape your friendships. Shape your future.

Since you’re reading Canadian Yachting, then I’m pretty sure you have a sense of what I’m talking about here - a favourite lake, bay, pond, river or ocean that, when you’re near it, in it or on it, it makes your heart sing and good things happen.

For me, this is Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn Waterway in Ontario. Although my husband, Paul, and I have sailed over 100,000 nautical miles in the four sailboats we’ve owned and have been blessed to visit..

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Ranger Tugs R-23

Ranger Tugs R-23By: Andy Adams

At the boat shows, the Ranger Tugs’ classic tugboat lines always grab the crowds, with the wives and children most likely to want to stop and have a better look. Well, they should, because the Ranger Tugs R-23 deserves a second look…a long look in fact.

Yes, it’s really a “personality” boat that looks great out on the water, and it will turn heads and start conversations at the gas docks, the locks, or just about anywhere boaters congregate, but the Ranger Tugs R-23 is far more than just cute.

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