To all sailors AND power boaters - past and future participants in SUNORA!

We hope you are interested in joining us this year for the 24th Anniversary of this unique event. Dates are Sat July 27th to Sat Aug 3rd, 2019. (Leaving Aug 4 & 5 for a lazy return to the city). The SUNORA (SUperior NOrthshore RegattA) is a family oriented, low stress race/cruise where we sail once again on a traditional route to Nipigon/Red Rock and back, anchoring at some of the most beautiful spots along the way.

It is a race for sailboats who wish to race and it is a cruise for all. Cunning and seamanship are involved. Because of interesting handicap calculations all boats are prize contenders! Our average distance per day is around 20 miles. For sailors the "motoring permissible" rule affords participants to arrive approximately at the same time at the evening's mooring. This allows for socializing and social activities. For power boaters it offers casual days of exploring the wonder of our North Shore, then joining up with the entire group in the evening. There are usually 10 to 15 boats (both sail and power) taking part.

The SUNORA is a good opportunity to get to know the waters, as seasoned sailors and novices come together, trade information and help each other out. We also test each other's mettle in dinghy and kayak races, fishing derbies and the Superior Coffee Challenge. In addition this year there's a sumptuous banquet at the Quebec Lodge in Red Rock, the Red Rock Invitational Sailing Race on Wednesday off of Red Rock, and a BBQ potluck and award ceremony on the grounds of the renovated Porphyry Point Lighthouse. Gold fringed burgee for the winner! Prizes and fun with all activities.

Proposed route this year includes probable stops in Root Bay, Moss Island, Otter Cove, Nipigon, Red Rock Loon Harbour, and Porphyry/Walkers Channel.

The registration fee is $225 per boat for T.B.Y.C. members and $250 for non-members (includes a T.B.Y.C. social membership). Cost includes: docking, pump out, 2 dinner tickets (additional tickets available) and 1 commemorative item.

More information will be posted here on a regular basis. For more info check out the SUNORA Facebook page or call 629-2279 or 344-7845