Sailors from across North America will be arriving in Bobcaygeon on the weekend of August 18th for the North American M Scow Championship.
The ninth annual regatta takes place at the Pigeon Lake Yacht Club (121 Boyd St., Bobcaygeon), which last hosted the friendly competition in 2014.
The M Scow is a unique style of racing sailboat that has a flat hull with a bilgeboard on either side that can be raised and lowered, depending on tack. It’s common to see sailors, usually a skipper and one crew, leaning over the side to provide ballast when the boats are in full sail (“hiking out”).
The M Scow (also called an “M-16” or a “16” in reference to its length of 16 feet) is usually made out of fiberglass, although wood-constructed boats are still in use.
Races begin at 10 a.m. on both Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th, on Pigeon Lake at the Pigeon Lake Yacht Club.