the Pumpkin Regatta

the George Blanchard Red Top Award
Fanshawe YC, London, Ontario
Sept. 28-29, 2024

2024 Pumpkin Regatta info

Pumpkin Regatta nostalgia
for recent wind data courtesy of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, click here

Location: Fanshawe Yacht Club in the north-east corner of London, Ontario, inside the Fanshawe Conservation Area on Fanshawe Lake.  Free entry to the FYC grounds - please ask at the gate house for a pass if you are not camping.
Facilities: Boat launching ramps, docks, clubhouse, washrooms (but the only showers are in the camp ground area). Limited canteen service.
Camping is available in the adjacent Conservation Area.
Couches, etc. available in a number of local Wayfarer homes. 
Motels are as little as 10 minutes’ drive away.
Races will be run by the Fanshawe YC, either from the Race Hut (above) 
or, if we get lucky, there will be water-based starts on Fanshawe Lake.
Registration: Saturday morning, 0830 to 1000 hours.
Entry Fee: click here
Programme: Skippers’ meeting Saturday morning 1000 hrs.
The first of three/four races on the Saturday follows at 1100 hrs.
Two or three races on the Sunday. No starts after 1300 hours on Sunday.
Saturday night group dinner is usually arranged but is not included in the fee.
The Pumpkin Regatta is a multi-fleet regatta.
Fleet winners are immortalized on the Pumpkin Perpetual Trophy (above), and ...
... the Wayfarer winners also receive the George Blanchard Red Top Award (above).
The Pumpkin is perhaps our most unique regatta...
... with a special mood...
... like no other regatta! Some years, Fanshawe Lake and the Pumpkin give us...
... summer...
... and other years it's Peach Brandy and coffee time!!
But the water is always warm as is the atmosphere and hospitality.
Contact:  Rick Goldt  (519) 473-1966