the Canada Day Race
North Bay YC, Callander, ON
July 1, 2018

Location of the Yacht Club:
Callander near North Bay, Ontario. See map below. The North Bay YC is located on Greenwood Road on the south side of Callander.  Hard to miss once you have found the road!  The fastest way to the club is to follow Hwy 11 north to Callander and the highway 654 interchange, then take Callander Bay Drive (old Hwy 11 north) to the south entrance and Main Street of Callander.  Immediate left on to Green Drive/Road, 1/2 km along to a right on Greenwood Road.  Watch for the club on the left.

Facilities: There is space to allow camping with plug-ins, clubhouse with good space and showers, along with decent launch ramp.  Oh yes, there is a bar for thirsty sailors. (Dave Hansman has sent some lovely, informative photos which you can get to from here.)

Sustenance: Post-race BBQ.

Breakfast: There is a lovely little restaurant just down the road from the club at Wasi Variety, which is at the corner of Hwy 654 and Calander Bay Drive and which opens early each morning:

Entry fee: Minimal, if any
Contact: Dave Hansman  705-495-4094
the North Bay YC Canada Day Race

Race starts at 1 PM at North Bay's government dock and runs about 12 miles to buoy J5 in Lake Nipissing where we turn left and sail into Callander Bay to a finish at the NBYC.

Most of the Wayfarers tow their boats up to the starting area and launch there.

They make it a long start line to accomodate dozens of big boats plus the Wayfarers.

In 2007, the top Wayfarers placed 3-4 overall, and only about 5 minutes behind the winning keelboats.
After all these miles of sailing, the top two W's finished in a virtual dead heat. A lot of exciting fun!