The residents of Lalonde Street and Bay Road in L’Orignal were treated to the visual display of 10 sailboats negotiating a 2.2-kilometre-long triangular race course this past Saturday, August 7, as the First Annual Riverest Regatta was held in the Baie de L’Orignal.
Following a brief rain shower, the starting horn sounded, as planned, at 11 a.m. With a light breeze of five knots from the south west, the winning boat, ‘Evergreen’ – a Tanzer 22 crewed by Kevin Jonasson and Susan Thompson – crossed the finish line 1 hour and 24 minutes later. Second place was awarded to André and Louise Berdnikoff on their Colgate 26 ‘Smile’. In third place were Robert Berthiaume and Sabrina Martinez on a Tanzer 7.5 ‘Berso’.
After returning to the marina, the crews gathered on the Riverest patio, where they celebrated the success of the day and eagerly discussed plans for the future.