the Wayfarer Long Distance Race
Lighthouse Point, Killbear Park, Parry Sound, ON
Monday 8 August 2022

From: Alan Asselstine []
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2022 10:16 PM
To: Uncle Al
Cc: Jim & Linda Heffernan W2458; Sue Pilling & Steph Romaniuk
Subject: Long Distance Race


The Long Distance Race (LDR) will involve a loop of 13 to 18 km ( 8 to 11 mi ), the start and finish will be near Lighthouse Point beach, Killbear Park. The LDR will involve circumnavigating at least two islands that can be found on Canadian chart 2202 Sheet 4 of 5 - Parry Sound to Carling Rock.

The Captains' meeting will be on Killbear Park/Lighthouse beach at 09:30 with the LDR starting at 11:30.  Like all sailing activities, wind direction and speed will determine the exact start location, race direction and race distance.  Details will be provided at the Captains' meeting. There will not be a cost for participating in the LDR or a meal after the race.

There will not be a rescue boat for the LDR.  However, there will be at least one boat in the fleet equipped with a motor.  Therefore, each boat must be equipped as per regulations or as they would for a regular day sail.  Each captain is responsible for the seaworthiness and safety of her/his boat and crew.  See the boat checklist below.

Boats need to avoid the Island Queen Cruise ship that leaves Parry Sound at 10:00 and1:00 PM.  Plus there will be other motor and sailboats on the course.  As there will be no committee boat or marker boys, other boaters will not know that there is a race.

Boat Checklist

         Proper number of approved PFDs

         Throw line (man overboard)

         Reefing capability (jiffy reefing preferred)

         Bailing/pumping devices

         Sound device

         Paddles or oars (even if there is a motor)

         Good anchor (w/chain and approx. 100' of rode)

         Chart(2202 Sheet 4 of 5 - Parry Sound to Carling Rock.)

         Good marine compass

         Tow line and mooring lines


2019 LDR course