The Lake Ontario 300, which was sailed this past weekend starting from Port Credit Yacht Club, labels itself the “Greatest Yacht Race on the Lakes”, and it is hard to argue its “greatness”: racers complete either a full 300 nm circumnavigation of Lake Ontario, or a shorter 300 km course which still feels like most of the lake. Queen City is always well-represented at the race, and this year four of our boats competed: Blue Streak (Rob Eckersley), Skeena, (Rick Veenhuizen), Eventide (John Ball) and Iliad (Roger Petersen).
QCYC junior sailors continued their success in the local 420 scene after winning two more regattas. The team of Timma Flanagan and Daniel Sheedy took top spot in both the Steerers' Regatta on July 19 & 20 and the Four Sisters Regatta July 21 & 22. The events were held at the Port Credit Yacht Club, alongside the Lake Ontario 300 in which four QCYC boats competed. It was sailing city there all weekend. QCYC entered six teams for the Steerers' Regatta including four beginner teams in the 420 white sail (non spinnaker) fleet.
Two teams from the QCYC Junior Club race team placed first and second in the 420 fleet at this year's National Event. Timma Flanagan and Daniel Sheedy won the regatta and Aleks Vagners and Rachel Harris placed second.
The regatta took place July 15th and 16th and was hosted by the National Yacht Club.