North Channel Race Week (Hilton Beach to Little Current) .
Hello, Sailors, Feb. 18, 2017.
This note is to prompt you to check
out the Little Current Yacht Club website (lcyc.ca) for the info on NCRW
2017 – July 17 – July 21. The NOR, the SI and the Entry Form are all there,
along with poster and sponsor acknowledgments.
I’m hoping for and expecting a good turnout - the catered meals, dockage
arrangements and committee boat personnel are all arranged. Courses are the
same as last year.
We would be thrilled this year if we had enough entries to split the JAM
and/or Spinnaker Fleets in two. It would be more fun for all if we could
have ‘smaller boats’ and ‘bigger boats’ classes in either or both fleets. To
do this we need a minimum of 10 boats in a division – so we have classes of
at least five.
Long story short, it would help to have the best idea possible about
potential numbers by about April 30.
Any information you can forward regarding your intention to enter, and any
other racers (JAM or Spinnaker) you know about who you feel are likely to
enter would be appreciated.
If indications look promising enough we’ll gear up for more classes.
Thanks again for your interest….
Gord Simpson, for NCRW 2017 Committee
In 2014, a new partnership between three sailing clubs have created a new sailing
event called the North Channel Race Week that includes 5 days of sailing and
racing. The North Channel Race Week covers the area from the east side of St
Joseph Island, along the north shore, and the westerly north side of Manitoulin
Island. The race course was also designed to include the sailing clubs as ports
The partnership includes the sailing clubs of;
Algoma Sailing Club
of Sault Ste Marie,
|Hilton Beach Yacht Club
of Hilton Beach, Ontario
on St Joseph
(unofficially, combined with
associate members of
Algoma Sailing Club.)
Blind River Yacht Club
of Blind River, Ontario.
North Channel Yacht Club
of Spragg, Ontario.
Little Current Yacht Club,
of Little Current, Ontario,
To make it more practical and time saving the starting line is at Hilton Beach rather than
at the Algoma Sailing Club. The North Channel Race Week event has been created to
fill in the loss of the cancellation of the L.C.Y.C.
are included and Marinas are offering special rates to race participants.
The North Channel Race use the Canadian marine chart #'s; 2251,
For more additional information do visit the Little Current Yacht Club,
- Registration and meals.
- Entry forms.
- Notice of
- List of entries.
All boats entering the North Channel Race Week must have a Performance
Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) Rating. You may apply for your rating at