Midland Regatta Weekend 2013

The Midland Regatta has been cancelled, as too few sailors were able to commit to coming.

Date Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16, 2013
Location Bayfort Camp
3321 Ogden's Beach Road,
Midland, Ontario L4R 4K6. See map: Map
Tel: (705) 526-8704
Regatta Notice of Race Notice of Race (PDF File Icon PDF file)
Friday Some of those who are camping for the weekend generally arrive sometime late Friday afternoon and early evening. There is invariably a campfire if weather permits.
Saturday 10:30 am Competitors meeting and registration
12:00 First warning
Sunday 10:30 am First warning (No starts after 14:30 pm)

Camp or Day Trip

Most participants will camp for the weekend, although a few will come for the day and return home to sleep.

The Bayfort Campground is a private campground just outside the town of Midland on the shore of Midland Bay. If you are planning on camping, you should probably call them at (705) 526-8704 and reserve a site shortly before the weekend. They usually have plenty of space this time of year, so there is no need to book a long time ahead. In past years, most OMDA members have camped on the rows of campsites between the washroom building and the beach. The Bayfort Campground has electricity (some sites), flush toilets, and showers. Campsites have a picnic table and firepit. If you are just coming for the day, remember to stop in at the office to pay the modest day use fee.

Dinner at Henry's

Henry's South Fish Restaurant is just a short walk from the camping area (just the other side of Odgen's Beach Road from the campground entrance). On Saturday evening, we usually gather together a sizeable group of OMDAites to enjoy a meal that hasn't been cooked on a Coleman stove.

Sailing Conditions

Midland Bay usually provides pretty good sailing conditions. It is exposed enough that it usually gets good winds, but sheltered enough that the waves don't get too big. Remember the water will still be fairly cold this early in the season, so dress appropriately. A wet suit is a good idea.

We launch our boats directly from the beach at the Bayfort Campground. Remember to get someone to move your launching dolly off to one side after you launch so it isn't in the way of people swimming or paddling at the beach.