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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All set to pull out the Code 0 before dousing the jib.

It was a very cold and wet beginning to the summer and we never thought it would arrive in Southern Ontario. Doing a 100 miler race on Lake Ontario (billed as the COOLEST race on the lake) with my 8 layers of thermal clothing, woolen ski toque and ski mittens, along with a neck warmer kept me on the edge all night, just out of frostbite reach. I shouldn’t have complained, as we also had wind!

July and August arrived, and it has certainly warmed up, in fact, its too warm, AND we don’t have wind. We are now counting 5 Wednesday nights in a row without wind to race. 

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Boat buyers are gravitating to the latest centre console boats for a wide range of reasons but for the Wellcraft 242 Fisherman, you can sum it up by saying it’s about features, style and value.

This great-looking boat is just as capable on a family picnic cruise as it is doing serious blue water fishing. A wide range of options let the buyer tailor the boat for their specific interests, but it’s all there to choose from. Our test boat was well-equipped for that comfortable cruise with easy access via the swim platform and through the transom gate into the cockpit.

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Cruise into the city of Kingston, Ontario, and it will quickly become clear that this city and surrounding waterways have something special. Built around the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston is the place to go if you love to explore new waterways, fantastic views, and exceptional boating opportunities.

Sitting at the intersection of three world-class Canadian bodies of water, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal (Cataraqui River from Kingston to Newboro), the water’s influence is deeply woven into Kingston’s culture and history. 

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