Lighthouse Point, Killbear Park, Parry Sound, ON
Monday 8 August 2022
From: Alan Asselstine
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.
· Proper number of approved PFD’s
· 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