the Pumpkin Regatta

the George Blanchard Red Top Award
Fanshawe YC, London, Ontario
NEW DATES!!!!   September 16-17, 2017


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2017 Pumpkin Regatta NOR & SI's


Pumpkin Regatta nostalgia
for recent wind data courtesy of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, click here


Location: Fanshawe Yacht Club in the north-east corner of London, Ontario, inside the Fanshawe Conservation Area on Fanshawe Lake.  Free entry to the FYC grounds - please ask at the gate house for a pass if you are not camping.
Facilities: Boat launching ramps, docks, clubhouse, washrooms (but the only showers are in the camp ground area). Limited canteen service.
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Camping is available in the adjacent Conservation Area.
Couches, etc. available in a number of local Wayfarer homes. 
Motels are as little as 10 minutes’ drive away.
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Races will be run by the Fanshawe YC, either from the Race Hut (above) 
or, if we get lucky, there will be water-based starts on Fanshawe Lake.
Registration: Saturday morning, 0830 to 1000 hours.
Entry Fee: $35.00 (in 2004)
($15 Under 19; $5 for "Learn to Race" i.e. sailors with little racing experience who want to try racing).
Programme: Skippers’ meeting Saturday morning 1000 hrs.
The first of three/four races on the Saturday follows at 1100 hrs.
Two or three races on the Sunday. No starts after 1300 hours on Sunday.
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Saturday night group dinner is usually arranged but is not included in the fee.
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The Pumpkin Regatta, like the June Bug, is a multi-fleet regatta.
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Fleet winners are immortalized on the Pumpkin Perpetual Trophy (above), and ...
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... the Wayfarer winners also receive the George Blanchard Red Top Award (above).
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The Pumpkin is perhaps our most unique regatta...
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... with a special mood...
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... like no other regatta! Some years, Fanshawe Lake and the Pumpkin give us...
... summer...
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... and other years it's Peach Brandy and coffee time!!
But the water is always warm as is the atmosphere and hospitality.
Contact:  Rick Goldt  (519) 473-1966