Captain Kevin Jonasson (left) and first mate Susan Thompson sailed to victory in the first Riverest Sailing Regatta of the season on Saturday, July 9. Submitted Photo

Riverest Marina’s 2022 Sailing Regatta races kicked off on Saturday, July 9 on the Ottawa River in L’Orignal, with eight boats battling it out for top spot in the season opening event.

Kevin Jonasson took his Tanzer 22 ‘Evergreen’ to top spot in the July 9 race, beating out second place André Berdnikoff, who finished just over 18 minutes behind in his Colgate 26 named ‘Smile’. Jacob Demers finished in third place in another Tanzer 22, named ‘The Getaway’. Six of the eight boats participating completed the course, while two did not finish.

The race was the first of three sailing regattas planned by Riverest Marina during the 2022 season. The second race of the summer is scheduled for Saturday, August 13, and the third race of the series will take place on Saturday, September 10. The remaining races will begin at 11 a.m. and take place in L’Orignal Bay, just west of L’Orignal.

Anyone who would like to take part in any of the competitions during the 2022 Riverest Sailing Regatta is asked to send an email to Susan Thompson at [email protected]. The email should include the name of the captain, a contact phone number and email address, along with the name, make and length of the sailboat.


Riverest Sailing Regatta results, July 9, 2022

  1. Evergreen, Kevin Jonasson, Tanzer 22, 90m 9s
  2. Smile, André Berdnikoff, Colgate 26, 108m 50s
  3. The Getaway, Jacob Demers, Tanzer 22, 111m 52s
  4. Serendipity, Normand Charlebois, C&C 26, 115m 2s
  5. Bers, Robert Berthiaume, Tanzer 7.5, 117m 40s
  6. Taurangi II, Charles Simpkin, Matilda 23, 118m 45s
  7. (Not named), Pierre Demers, Tanzer 22, DNF
  8. Baby Jane, Jacques Des Becquets, Hughes Northstar 22, DNF