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St. Mary's River,  Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

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North Channel Race Week (Hilton Beach to Little Current) .

NCRW News Media Stories:

Sault Star 2016: Sault Yachts Race

SaultOnline 2106: Let the Races begin!

2016: 5 days & 5 stages through the North Channel
2014: This five day race kicks off
2014: A fantastic week of sailing

Race entries can be for selective legs or all legs.
Leg 1: Hilton Beach on St Joseph Island to Thessalon.
Leg 2: Thessalon to Blind River BRYC.
Leg 3: Blind River to Spragge NCYC.
Leg 4: Spragge to Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island.
Leg 5: Gore Bay to Little Current LCYC on Manitoulin Island.

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2017 Promotion Card.
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2017 Wall Poster
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Race Trophy Sponsors:

CIBC Wood Gundry,
Intrinsic Financial Group,
Lock City Dairies.

NCRW Trophy &
Algoma Sailing Club
Members placements.

Hello, Sailors, Feb. 18, 2017.

This note is to prompt you to check out the Little Current Yacht Club website ( for the info on NCRW 2017 – July 17 – July 21. The NOR, the SI and the Entry Form are all there, along with poster and sponsor acknowledgments.

I’m hoping for and expecting a good turnout - the catered meals, dockage arrangements and committee boat personnel are all arranged. Courses are the same as last year.

We would be thrilled this year if we had enough entries to split the JAM and/or Spinnaker Fleets in two. It would be more fun for all if we could have ‘smaller boats’ and ‘bigger boats’ classes in either or both fleets. To do this we need a minimum of 10 boats in a division – so we have classes of at least five.

Long story short, it would help to have the best idea possible about potential numbers by about April 30.

Any information you can forward regarding your intention to enter, and any other racers (JAM or Spinnaker) you know about who you feel are likely to enter would be appreciated.

If indications look promising enough we’ll gear up for more classes.

Thanks again for your interest….

Gord Simpson, for NCRW 2017 Committee

In 2014, a new partnership between three sailing clubs have created a new sailing event called the North Channel Race Week that includes 5 days of sailing and racing. The North Channel Race Week covers the area from the east side of St Joseph Island, along the north shore, and the westerly north side of Manitoulin Island. The race course was also designed to include the sailing clubs as ports of call.

The partnership includes the sailing clubs of;

Algoma Sailing Club
of Sault Ste Marie,
Hilton Beach Yacht Club
of Hilton Beach, Ontario
on St Joseph Island.

(unofficially, combined with
associate members of
Algoma Sailing Club.)

Blind River Yacht Club
of Blind River, Ontario.

North Channel Yacht Club
of Spragg, Ontario.

Little Current Yacht Club,
of Little Current, Ontario,
Manitoulin Island.

To make it more practical and time saving the starting line is at Hilton Beach rather than at the Algoma Sailing Club. The North Channel Race Week event has been created to fill in the loss of the cancellation of the L.C.Y.C. MacMan race.

Meals are included and Marinas are offering special rates to race participants.

The North Channel Race use the Canadian marine chart #'s;  2251, 2299, and 2207.

For more additional information do visit the Little Current Yacht Club, N.C.Y.C. website for;

  • Brochure.
  • Registration and meals.
  • Entry forms.
  • Notice of race.
  • List of entries.

All boats entering the North Channel Race Week must have a Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) Rating. You may apply for your rating at

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