Classic Boats and Pursuit Race 23 August 2020

The club is hosting the Kids and Classics Boatshops Museum, located in Glen Williams. Like BLSC they are a not-for-profit volunteer organization. They are dedicated to preserving and continuing the artistry and craftsmanship of heritage watercraft for the general benefit of the community. They reach out to at risk kids helping them learn to work together, towards a common goal be it building an 8 ft wooden Sea Flea or learning to sail. They have an extensive collection of heritage boats in various stages of restoration. Four of the restored boats are currently at the club - cedar strip canoe, a Snipe, a Lightning from 1960 and their own rescue boat which is also a restored wooden boat - a 1965 Richardson Aqua Craft cedar strip, 14’ long, powered by the 1958 Johnson 18 outboard. Several of our members already have a connection to the museum in that they are volunteers and/or have donated boats. Come see the boats and meet fellow sailing and paddling enthusiasts this weekend. The museum is also planning to bring up some of their paddle carving stations which is a fun activity for kids and adults.

Also happening this weekend is the Pursuit Cup on Sunday, Aug 23 with an on water start time of 2 pm. Our thanks to Colin and Richard K for organizing this and being on the water in the committee boat to run this series of races for the Cup. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as a random draw for all entered racers. Prizes are a variety of foods from Fergies Fine Foods in Fergus.

A pursuit race has boats starting at a designated time after the start gun that is based both on the boat's handicap (speed while sailing) and the wind conditions. A sample possible start series, for winds above 29 km, is shown here.

Winds are forecast to be 20 km from the SW for Sunday afternoon but the actual start sequence will be determined the afternoon of the race based on wind conditions. This race is being run by Race Captain Colin and pre-registration is requested so that each type of boat's start time can be calculated. Please register via email at Colin

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