LCYC racing season comes to an end with the Bousquet Challenge, Anchor Classic

The starting line of the Anchor Inn/Labatt Fall Classic is awash in sails.

by Greg Wright

NORTH CHANNEL—The Little Current Yacht Club ( LCYC ) completed their season of racing this past weekend holding two races. On Saturday, the Bousquet Challenge, and on Sunday, the Anchor Inn/Labatt Fall Classic. The Club hosts a total of five races with two race weekends of two races each and the Centis Cup (ladies at the helm). The Cooper Cup and Eaton Cup are held in June each year.

All of the funds generated by the club races are used to support the youth sailing program offered in July and August to kids of all ages. This summer’s program was a great success thanks to Tracey Chapman who coordinated the program supported by other LCYC volunteers. For information about youth sailing and club activities visit www.lcyc.ca.

For many years the club had one boat from Lions Head skippered by Tim Matheson. This weekend the club had two boats Aquila and Elusive with Aquila skippered by Tim’s son. The Lions Head boys enjoy their time in Little Current racing and vow to be back for next year’s racing.

The crew of Elusive came first in all four races this season and won the Little Current Yacht Club Boat of the Year Award, which was awarded following the weekend events. photos by Lianne Masson
The crew of Elusive came first in all four races this season and won the Little Current Yacht Club Boat of the Year Award, which was awarded following the weekend events.
photos by Lianne Masson

The competitors in Saturday’s Bousquet Challenge in Spinnaker Class: Aquila, Blue Jacket, Elusive, Escape Plan and Sojourn. In the Jib and Main class: Jessie and Moonshadow. Spinnaker class was won by Elusive with a corrected time of one hour 58 minutes and 11 seconds. Blue Jacket second with two hours five minutes and 31 seconds and Aquila third at two hours six minutes and 54 seconds.

In Jib and Main, Jessie came first at two hours 11 minutes and 20 seconds with second going to Moonshadow at two hours 47 minutes and 46 seconds.

Presentations were made at the Anchor Inn by Chris Bousquet.

On Sunday all boats in the Anchor Inn/Labatt Fall Classic raced against each other in one class. The boats from Saturday were joined by Knotty and Temptress bringing the fleet to nine boats racing for the Cup. Elusive won the race and the Boat of the Year Award with a corrected time of two hours 33 minutes and four seconds. Second place was picked up by Escape Plan with a time of two hours 23 minutes and 40 seconds. Third went to Blue Jacket at two hours 25 minutes and 59 seconds.

The weather was great for racing with good breezes and decent weather. The Club would like to thank all the Race and Club sponsors, supporters and they look forward to racing next season.