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Rideau Ferry Yacht Club’s Vintage Race Boat Regatta Being Held This Weekend

Rideau Ferry Yacht Club’s Vintage Race Boat Regatta Being Held This Weekend

Rideau Ferry – The Rideau Ferry Yacht Club is once again hosting it’s Vintage Race Boat Regatta this weekend, August 17th & 18th in Rideau Ferry.

Everything gets underway at 10:00am both days and will feature, vintage hydroplane boat racing, municipal cardboard race at noon, toy boat crafts for kids, a beach & regatta market, DJ johnny Fibe broadcast FM-107.1

Admission is $5 per person, children 12 and under free.

This year marks the 122nd Anniversary of the Rideau Ferry Regatta. It’s hard to imagine that the organizers of the first regatta in 1897 would have ever thought this event would still be as popular as it is so many years later.

The Rideau Ferry Yacht Club welcomes boating enthusiasts of all ages to attend this award winning regatta. There will be dozens of Vintage Race Boats gathered on the Big Rideau Lake from both Canada and the United States. Some of the sport’s most famous Grand Prix race boats and drivers will be there reaching speeds of well over 100km/h, as well as many other vintage inboard and outboard classes.

Vintage race boat regattas are the fastest growing boating events within the Canadian Boating Federation. After the tremendous return of Vintage Race Boats at Rideau Ferry over the past 12 years, the interest of this sport has taken off as fast as the race boats themselves. The Canadian Boating Federation created a Vintage Race Boat Division, ensuring the future of these beautiful Vintage Race Boats within Canada stays strong and alive for future generations to enjoy.

The Rideau Ferry Yacht Club is thrilled to announce that one of Canada’s most historic race boats Miss Supertest III will be at the regatta this year.

The crowd pleasing “Municipal Cardboard Boat Races” will return again this year. The surrounding municipalities will have decorated their hopefully seaworthy craft and the local politicians will skipper their cardboard boats to the finish line… or the bottom… whichever comes first! Municipalities from both sides of the Rideau have been invited to the challenge in hopes of bringing home the 122nd Anniversary trophy.

The 2019 Regatta will also see the return of the “Six Hour Canoe” boat building competition, where teams of four construct a beautiful 14’ canoe on Saturday and race it on Sunday. There will also be free “Toy Boat” shelter for children to build and paint their own little boats. So come on out, bring your lawn chair, and enjoy a beautiful day at the beach at the RVCA Conservation Area in Rideau Ferry.

Friday, August 16th

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Regatta Registration at RFYC Tent at Race Site.
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Welcome Reception for Regatta Participants at Yacht Club Tent / Shelter.

Saturday, August 17th

7:30 am to 8:30 am – Regatta Registration at RFYC Club House at Race Site
8:30 am to 9:15 am – Mandatory Driver/Crew meeting at Yacht Club Tent / Shelter.
9:30 am – Opening Ceremonies. National Anthems
9:45 am – 12:00 pm – Vintage Fly-bys and Can-Am Races (exact times TBD closer to event).

LUNCH BREAK (12:00pm to 1:00pm)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Hot Pits open to Public.
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm – Cardboard Boat Race – Municipal Challenge.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm –Vintage Fly-bys & Can-Am Races (exact times TBD closer to event)
5:30 pm – Welcome Reception at Picnic Shelter
6:00 pm – Dinner on-site at RFYC Tent and Picnic Shelter $25.00/person

Sunday, August 18th

8:00 am to 8:30 am – Final Registration at RFYC Tent at Race Site
8:30 am to 9:00 am – Mandatory Driver/Crew meeting at Yacht Club Picnic Shelter
9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Vintage Fly-bys and Can-Am Races (exact times TBD closer to event).

LUNCH BREAK (12:00pm to 1:00pm)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Hot Pits open to Public.
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm – Six Hour Canoe Race
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Vintage Fly-bys & Can-Am Races (exact times TBD closer to event).

(Note: Scheduled events on the water are subject to change due to weather conditions etc.)

For more information: http://rideauferryregatta.ca/

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