Victoria Day Weekend 2010

OMDA celebrate the Victoria Day Weekend at Belwood Lake Sailing Club.


The weather was a bit cold and rainy on Saturday, with Thunderstorms threatening. In the end, racing was cancelled for the day. It gave us lots of time to tinker with out boats and get Charger ready to sail after being stored for the winter.

Of course, the poor weather didn't stop those who participate in OMDAs unofficial sport, and the annual pilgrimage to the nearby knitting supplies store went ahead as scheduled.

Photo: Kayley Bows to the Inevitable and Takes Up Knitting! Photo: Linda Helps Daisy Roast a Marshmallow


Sunday started with much more promising weather conditions.

Pancake Breakfast

The first order of business, of course, was breakfast. Aleid hosted the annual President's Pancake Breakfast.

Photo: Aleid Cooks Pancakes Photo: Wyatt Prefers His in a Bowl Photo: Marika Cuts Pancakes into Bite-Sized Pieces While Kayden and Taya Supervise Photo: Derek and Audrey


At first, the wind was quite light and patchy. Steve got becalmed on the way out to the course, and didn't arrive until several minutes after the starting gun.

The race committee had some extra excitement: the Police stopped by to inspect their safety equipment. Fortunately Charger passed with flying colours.

Photo: Aleid Keeps his Eye on his Competitors Photo: Paul Takes it Easy

After the first race, Paul headed in to shore to pick up a visitor, and then sailed in the B.L.S.C. Sunday afternoon races.

Later the wind filled in and we had some pretty decent conditions.

Photo: Don and Aleid Break Out the Spinnakers Photo: At the Start Photo: Heather Slips Past the Committee Boat

A Fun Cruise

Later, after the racing, some of the younger OMDAites wanted to go for a sail.

Photo: A Evening Sail with a Wide Age Range! Photo: Aleid, Peter and Daisy Photo: Kayley is Followed by Marika, Kayden, Wyatt and Taya


After several rainy Victoria Day weekends, we'd accumalated a cache of unused fireworks. This year the weather was more cooperative. It didn't look like some of the youngest OMDAites would make it till darkness, so we had to settle for letting them off at dusk.

Photo: Did We Wear You Out Yet Mom? Photo: Randy Lights Fireworks at Dusk

Race Results

2010 OMDA Victoria Day Weekend Regatta Results
Place Sail No. Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Points
1 70098 Don Alp 1 5 2 1 1 5
2 43576 Aleid Brendeke 2 1 1 3 DNS 7
3 16562 Heather Pugh 3 2 5 4 2 11
4 51161 Marika Beaumont 5 6 3 2 3 13
5 53050 Stephen Steel 4 3 4 5 4 15
6 25087 Richar Kropman DNF 4 6 6 5 21
7 34048 Paul Lingen DNF DNS DNS DNS DNS 32

Note: No penalty was assessed for sailing single-handed, since everbody was. The standings are based on each sailors best 4 races.

Other Photos

Photo: Hanzo and Ineke in their New Truck Photo: Don and Liz Photo: Derek and Heather

Photo Credits

Thanks to John McCulloch and Peter Kaiser for capturing some great photos.