Maple Leaf Regatta SATURDAY JULY 8, 2018
Lake Waughop (Lakewood, WA)
Three preliminary heats of five laps each for modern, classic and vintage classes
First and second connies for modern, classic and vintage (depending on number of boats).
First connie winner advances to the final as a trailer
Second place boat in the first connie is an alternate for the final
Winner-take-all championship finals for modern, classic and vintage
Open props for vintage boats
Real Maple Leaf Regatta History
Another Ontario race, the Maple Leaf Trophy at Windsor, was a fixture between 1949 and 1956. The Windsor event was conducted on the Detroit River between Belle Isle and the Canadian mainland.
Sponsored by the Windsor Yacht Club, the Maple Leaf Trophy was slow to catch on. Only two boats participated in 1949 and only four raced in 1950.
The best all-around show at Windsor was probably the 1955 classic. Eight boats started and eight boats finished the Final Heat, which was run on a very narrow 3-mile course with a dogleg in the middle of the straightaway. The first three finishers in the Final Heat crossed the finish line less than two seconds apart--MISS SUPERTEST II, GALE V, and GALE IV in that order--although first-place overall went to Saile and MISS CADILLAC which scored 869 points to 795 for Braden and SUPERTEST II.
Then came GALE V with Lee Schoenith, GALE IV with Cantrell, WHA HOPPEN TOO with Henrich, SUCH CRUST III with Kade, MY SWEETIE with John Ban, and SHORT CIRCUIT with Chuck Thompson.
MISS SUPERTEST II's Final Heat speed of 99.457 in 1955 was the fastest heat ever recorded at Windsor.