15aug - 16aug 154:00 pmaug 16Rideau Ferry RegattaTownship:Drummond/North ElmsleyEvent Type:Sports


Event Details

This biennial event is slated to take place again in August 2017 much to the delight of boating enthusiasts. The Rideau Ferry Vintage Race Boat Regatta dates back to 1909 when the first event was held at Rideau Ferry in Drummond North Elmsley Township (133 Yacht Club Rd Rideau Ferry ON K0G 1W0 ) . It returned here in 2007. In 2013 spectators again pulled up a lawn chair at the Rideau Ferry Yacht Club Conservation Area to enjoy the spectacular sights and sounds of vintage race boats plying the Rideau. More than 50 vintage race boats gathered from Canada and the United States along with some of the sport’s most famous Grand Prix race boats and drivers. Watch in awe as speeds of well over 100 miles per hour are reached! Vintage race boat regattas are a fast-growing boating event within boating associations. Several famous crafts were on hand at the 2013 event including the Miss Canada IV which made history at Picton Ontario in 1949 by exceeding 220 mph and organizers anticipate its return in 2017. Spectators can also swim at the beautiful beach tour the site and see numerous displays including nautical antiques and boat parts and various activities for children and adults alike. Meet the racers too! Stay tuned for the roster of activities when the regatta returns to Rideau Ferry in August 2017! For info call 613-283-9107 or visit www.rfyc.ca.


15 (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 16 (Sunday) 5:00 pm