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Friendly waters beckon yachters

The view from the water on board the Zambuca looks mighty fine during a New Year’s Day yacht race. The C&C 121, owned and skippered by Dick Wright, had a crew of six. Supporting Wright’s efforts were: May Geach, Iain Stevenson, Dave Sim, Woody Hayes, Cal Olesuk and John van den Hengel. - John van den Hengel
The view from the water on board the Zambuca looks mighty fine during a New Year’s Day yacht race. The C&C 121, owned and skippered by Dick Wright, had a crew of six. Supporting Wright’s efforts were: May Geach, Iain Stevenson, Dave Sim, Woody Hayes, Cal Olesuk and John van den Hengel.
— image credit: John van den Hengel

There’s nothing like a day on the water.

Enjoying it on New Year’s Day is pretty much a pipe dream for most of the country. But at Maple Bay, it’s just another day in paradise.

It wasn’t exactly warm but braving the elements didn’t mean too much of a sacrifice for members of the Maple Bay Yacht Club who entered a New Year’s Day race held immediately after the traditional polar bear swim.

Twelve boats participated in the event.

The race took about 2 1/2 hours to complete under variable wind conditions.

Enthusiasm was running high for a good showing to start 2012 off right and, of course, to secure bragging rights within the club among the other members.

The MBYC’s big event of the season is the Labour Day Regatta, with lots of other smaller races taking place during the year.

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