North Channel Race Week sets sail until Friday

NORTH CHANNEL – The 2019 North Channel Race Week (NCRW) kicked off Monday morning, July 22.

The five day/five stage race starts in Hilton Beach and eventually finishes this Friday, July 26 in Little Current. The race spends the week winding its way through the North Channel. There are placings for each stage in two fleet classes as well as an overall for the culmination of all stages. 

This year we have several local boats returning including Natural High, an Abbott 33 skippered by Andrew Hallett; Skyship, a C&C 32 skippered by Gord Simpson; Echo, a Nonsuch 30 skippered by Gerry Neave and Caliente, a C&C 36 skippered by John Wright. 

Several yachts from outside the region are on the roster this year including a Beneteau First 38 skippered by a John Peterson out of Wisconsin, a Shark 24 skippered by a Ric Doedens from Toronto, and returning to defend their overall race win from last year is Harmony 2, a Hughes 38 skippered by Jack Groom from London, Ontario.  

For a complete list of entries, visit the Little Current Yacht Club website under the NCRW 2019 tab for details: www.lcyc.ca/index.php/north-channel-race-week 

To stay updated on NCRW results, visit the Little Current Yacht Club website as well as its Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NorthChannelRaceWeek/