Mar 28, 2019

Raft PartyThe LSYC Raft Party Race is happening on June 29th, 2019! This will be the ultimate resurgence of partying and sailing in the Lake Ontario racing scene. Partnered with Parker Media Management, we wanted to get back to the roots of a great regatta; which emphasizes great racing, an awesome party and growing comradery. Our back to basics approach was inspired by the legendary Levels Regattas; which included tough competition, cheap drinks, rocking music and good times.

With the help of our amazing sponsors we have the opportunity to elevate our event without passing on the costs to our competitors. At only $75 Early Registration Participants will enjoy an afternoon of offshore racing followed by the Official Raft Party! Our Boss Supplements swag bag is packed with over $200 of freebies including a custom Raft Party Race Fast Mask UV Face Shield for the ENTIRE CREW! Sailors can register on YachtScoring – Not a Racer? No Problem! We have a Cruising Division geared up for those who just want to have some laid-back fun! One Design Fleets are welcome as well – reach out if you want to make the party of the season. All classes with 5+ boats will be scored One Design!

Come back and raft up for the evening at LSYC and take advantage of our Canada Day Long Weekend Party on Saturday night! Beaches Beer, Viritus Vodka and our favorite rum will keep us refreshed all night long while busting a move to FiddleStix and DJ On Top from Sound Collective!

Raft Party

Hungry? No problem! We’ve got Chrome on the Range Food truck there all night to keep you fueled, along with our FREE late-night pizza! At the end of the day we just want to keep the party going for racers of all ages, while making sure the younger crowd is represented. Expect good music, laser lights, giveaways, pro bartenders, flip cup, and premium drinks.

The Best Regatta Party you’ve been to in a long time – that you hopefully remember!

- Will French
LSYC Fleet Captain | Raft Party Race – Co Founder

CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.


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Axopar 37 XCWhole new ball game…


Set aside your assumptions and expectations for a few minutes while we try to describe the new Axopar 37 XC that made its American debut at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. This boat represents a whole new ball game in terms of design, performance, seakeeping and functionality. In fact, I’d say it takes a ‘clean sheet of paper’ approach to boating – it’s that different.

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Exiting Hogs BackBy John Morris

History: right after gym and just before chemistry class. Fifty minutes of naming the prime ministers by date and looking out the window. Who knew it was actually interesting.

And in some ways it hardly matters because the Rideau Waterway is just so amazingly beautiful. Driving your boat through the locks is wonderful fun for kids of all ages (adult kids, too) and the scenery is sensational. The history is a huge bonus however, and worth understanding from both as a political lesson and from an engineering perspective.

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The BucketI was cleaning up my workbench the other day. My eyes then scanned across my workbench and fell on ‘the bucket’. Everyone has a one. On a boat, it’s usually in a cockpit lazarette. It’s full of old paint cans and half-used tubes of caulking. There might be some white grease, painters tape or epoxy in there, too. I take my bucket everywhere and it’s full of all sorts of tubes of grease and sealants and adhesives.

I thought to myself that I should probably sort through the bucket and get rid of the stuff that isn’t useful. I quickly realized, though, that each of the items in my bucket (except that had gone bad) were useful, and each is used for a particular job.

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