May 10, 2018

OYS LogoThe Oakville Yacht Squadron welcomes all PHRF boats, and one-design keelboats for competitive and fun on-the-water racing and a great on-shore party. Each year we have consistently excellent racing with substantial one-design turnouts – OYS is home to healthy J27 and Etchells fleets – multiple PHRF spinnaker and whitesails divisions and professional quality race management. This year OYS will be hosting the J27 North Americans and Etchells Lake Ontario Championship in addition to our growing PHRF Fleet, open to all racers. The OYS Regatta also features a Cruising division, called the Lighthouse Challenge. The Lighthouse Challenge features some fun point to point cruising and on the water activities. Racing activities are followed by post race live music, food and events hosted in our Clubhouse on Sixteen Mile Creek in the heart of downtown Oakville.

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August 10 - 12, 2018
J/27 North American Championship Etchells Lake Ontario Championship PHRF Course Racing
PHRF Distance Dash Cruiser Lighthouse Challenge

Lighthouse Patrick Allain The first lighthouse, rising 42 feet above the water, was built in 1836 at a cost of $852

Scott Lyons
Racing Director

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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