Combine history, unique geography, competitive sailing and some of the best wind conditions around and you get Around PEC.
Lake Ontario is the crossroads
of the Great Lakes. To the east we have the St. Lawrence river and the
Rideau Canal to Ottawa, and the Oswego Canal on the south side of the
lake. To the west we have the Trent-Severn Canal which joins Lake Huron
and Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario, and also the Welland Canal which joins
Lake Ontario to Lake Erie.
As such, Prince Edward County has a very rich maritime history. French and English explorers plied the waters as early as the 1600s. The French established a mission in 1668. The United Empire Loyalists arrived in the area after the American Revolution and the land was surveyed and given out in parcels by King Edward III. Prince Edward was the son of King Edward.
Prince Edward County is an island in
Lake Ontario. The Bay of Quinte separates PEC from the mainland and was
formed from glacial runoff from Lake
Algonquin into Lake Iroquois which is now Lake Ontario.
The regatta comprises 3 legs which cover about 200km
The race will start in Trenton and go clockwise. Each leg is designed so that even with minimal wind (5 knots) the legs won't be too long. The shortest leg time to date was about 3 hours in a 15 knot breeze and the longest was 8 hours in 3-4 knots of wind.
Double handed boats only with spinnaker.
F18s will probably be the biggest class but all beach cats will be scored together.
Scored with SCHRS. Each leg will be scored 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc and not on total elapsed time and the lowest points at the end wins, no throw out.
We have a discussion group and to join please send an email to email@example.com
We will be publishing details of the
course here in the coming weeks. Please study the charts and understand
where the reefs and shallow parts are.
Each day you will sail to a different location. Note that for 2020 you will have to organize a trailer to bring your gear around. Someone is tentatively organizing this. Go to the discussion group for more information
Friday July 31st: I highly suggest
that teams arrive a day early to setup. The launch site is the boat
launch in Trenton on the east side of the river. At supper we will be
organizing some kind of take out due to the restaurant situation.
Sat Aug 1: Race starts at 12:00 sharp
GPS time at the last set of channel markers out of Trenton to the south
east. Do not wait for an official start. The finish is Accomodating Bay
campground in Hay Bay, south of Napanee. 4159 County Road 9, Napanee, ON
613 354 3001 Contact is: Joann Robins
The teams will record their time when
one member touches dry land, and use GPS or cell phone time.
Sun Aug 2: Race starts at 11:00 and
it is a LEmans style start in the water. Teams should be no more than
waist deep. The teams will line up according to their finishing position
the day before. Foiling boats can start with us out on the water but not
before the other boats. The finish is at the Perfect View dock. Teams do
not have to touch the doc but just be abeam and record your time. www.accommodatingbay.com
Laura Anthony 613 476 4734
Mon Aug 3: Race starts at 10:00 and
there will be a start line across the mouth of Smith's bay. Exact
locations will be on the Kwindoo app. Finish will be back at the Perfect
View dock as before.
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