Rideau Ferry Yacht Club and Regatta

Rideau Ferry Yacht Club

On the Rideau Canal World Heritage Site!

Upcoming Events

Miss Canada IV

Friday, August 14th, 2015

12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Regatta Registration at RFYC Club House located at Race Site.

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Convoy Parade to Town of Perth at Crystal Palace (leaves Rideau Ferry at 2:30 pm)

M_M Meat BBQ on-site for food and drinks.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

7:30 am to 8:30 am
Regatta Registration at RFYC Club House located at Race Site.

8:30 am to 9:15 am
Mandatory Driver/Crew meeting at shelter beside Club House.

9:30 am
Opening Ceremonies.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Vintage Fly-bys.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hot Pits open to Public.

Check out the full schedule!

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Welcome Aboard…

Canada’s largest “Vintage Race Boat Regatta” will be held again this summer in Rideau Ferry, Ontario. The Rideau Ferry Yacht Club welcomes boating enthusiasts of all ages to attend this award winning display of vintage race boats on August 15th and 16th 2015.

There will be over 50 vintage race boats gathered on the Big Rideau Lake from Canada, the United States, and Australia. Enjoy the sights and sounds of numerous vintage inboard and outboard classes. Some of the sport’s most famous Grand Prix race boats and drivers will be there reaching speeds of well over 100mph.

The Rideau Ferry Yacht Club is also proud to host the 2015 Can/Am (Pro-Stock) Canadian National Championships… Racing has once again returned to Rideau Ferry!

The Rideau Ferry Regatta has something for everyone, including many land based activities and attractions. Displays of handcrafted wooden boats, antique cars, a canoe building competition, paddle making workshops, toy boats for the kids, vendors of nautical antiques and marine supplies, a mini-putt golf course, and for the pirate in you, Parrot displays and shows.

Read More About the Regatta!

RFYC History

Midnight Miss _ Lauterbach Special

Regatta Association - Est. 1909

The first regatta dates back to 1897, when canoes, skiffs, sailboats and steam yachts were gaily decorated, paddles and oars painted and varnished, oarlocks greased, engines overhauled and oilers filled, coal bunkers packed with the best steam coal, and brass-work polished until it shone as bright as the sun itself.

The regattas became increasingly popular in the 20’s and 30’s with record crowds of over 4,000 people attending the one day event in a hamlet with a population of less than 100. In the late 40’s the RFYC Regattas were sanctioned under the American Power Boat Association and attracted many outstanding drivers such as J.L. Schoolcroft, Schenectady, N.Y.; Don Chase, Northhampton, Mass.; E.P. Burger, Sydney, N.Y.; and W.H. Backner, from Gloversville, N.Y. Shortly after, other racers joined in, Chester Olcott, Dover N.H.; H.P. Shakescraft, White Plains, N.J.; and Gaston Facteau, Montréal, Québec.

Learn More About Our History!

Can-Am Boat Racing

2015 Canadian National Championship

Miss Rideau Ferry

Flat bottom racing has been a part of CBF racing from the 50's. The Canadian One Design (COD) class was extremely popular in the Rideau Ferry area. By the early 60's the flat bottom class which were very popular in California migrated up to the Canadian circuit. Since that time this exciting class has attracted a large number of competitors throughout Ontario and Québec.

These boats are between 16 _ 19 foot long. The Can Am class moved up from 500 cu. in. to 540 cu. in. in the late 80's'. Featured Ontario drivers in that period included Cyril Smith, Norm Woods, Peter Duff and Norm Phillips. Norm Woods and Cyril Smith are in the CBF Hall of Fame. In Québec, Guy Verdun, Pierre Pontbriand, Michel Phaneuf and Dominic Cournoyer dominated. Only Dominic Cournoyer from these drivers is still competing. Read more about the Can-Am Boat Racing at this year's Rideau Ferry Regatta!

Tips for Boat Insurance Agents

As a boat insurance broker Ontario company, it is your responsibility to educate your client on the details of boat insurance as well as listen to their needs in order to come up with the best possible policy to fit their requirements. There are many things you can bring to the table during your consultations especially since your client will heavily rely on your expertise.

There are some clauses that you need to break down and explain to your client so that they can get the big picture. Here are some conditions that you need to expound on to make sure your client’s coverage is in place.

Important Factors to Discuss with your Client

In some policies, if the boat owner charters the boat, the carrier must be informed in advance so that the carrier can issue an endorsement. Otherwise, the charter will not be covered by the boat policy. Some owners store them in a fleet while they rent out their boat.

Leasing the boat to another person may also void the coverage. Borrowing the boat may be covered by the boat insurance if used with permission and if the insurance policy allows it. You should also ask your client if they plan to use their boat commercially.

Boat insurance policies have territorial limitations such as staying within a specific area or region. In case your boat is damaged, it may not be covered by your policy due to breach of navigation. This often happens on a regular basis.

There are instances when the navigation is breached due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the policy may still be effective provided that a notice is sent to the carrier regarding the breach. As a boat insurance broker Ontario provider, you need to read and understand the boat policy. There are different agreements and contracts that provide payments for repairs depending on the cause of damage.

Most boat owners maintain their vessel but they tend to discard their trailer. It is actually prone to wear and tear. Majority of boat policies do not include coverage of the trailers. However, you can add it to their policy.

Some owners who live on their boats do not have homeowner’s insurance. These people are categorized as those who have sold their homes and permanently live aboard their vessel. They may be retired citizens or travelers. However, they don’t realize that they still need to insure their possessions.

In most cases, boat owners have surveyed their vessel before purchasing it, especially if they require financial support. The lender usually requires it because it identifies all the problems related to the boat. It assures the owner that the boat is in good condition and safe to use.

A lot of insurance providers do not cover this if the boat itself is not seaworthy, not up to standard or cannot be operated properly. Each insurance company has different definitions of what is seaworthy. It is your job as a boat insurance broker Ontario representative to go through the details with your client.

Buying a boat is a big investment and your client should be aware on how he can protect his asset from financial risks and potential problems.