Racing Outside the Box!

Pandemic racing: Fiasco on the Rocks - three start points and live streaming.

By Joanna Suan

The three rounding marks on google map

To say 2020 has been an interesting year is an understatement.  Provincial guidance around Ontario’s reopening had the fate of the 2020 racing and regatta season up in the air. One by one, regattas in western Lake Ontario were cancelled as the months of June, July and August rolled by. While the various stages enabled increased sailing activities, large social group gatherings, which are an integral part of the racing community, remained out of reach due to COVID-19 precautions. Individual marina policies on the number of transient boats also affected any external club participation levels when racing was eventually able to resume.

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