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CLUB PROFILE

Bay of Quinte
Yacht Club

By | Katherine Stone

W

ith no more than 20 members and 11 yachts, the
official records have 1876 as the original formation
of the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club (BQYC). The
Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Toronto Yacht Club, and the
Oswego Yacht Club soon joined together with the BQYC to
form the Lake Yacht Racing Association (LYRA). BQYC became
the host of LYRA in August 1885. Just prior to that, a rather historic event took place with many of the members.
The America's Cup (affectionately referred to as the Auld
Mug) catches everyone's eye every few years with its innovative
boat and sail technology. As the oldest international sporting trophy, sailors and non-sailors alike flock to the event to view the
spectacle. The challenge caught the eye of several yachtsmen at
the BQYC, who issued a challenge to the New York Yacht Club
(NYYC) in May 1881.
There was much work to be done, as the challenge wasn't
accepted until June and the racing set for September. Club
member and yacht designer, Captain Alexander Cuthbert, was
chosen to design the challenger, which would be named
Atalanta after the mythological maiden known for her racing
ability. After many delays and a shortage of funds, she was
launched only half equipped with a rough-hewn hull into the
Bay of Quinte later that summer. On her way out of the bay and

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into the Erie Canal at Oswego, the crew worked tirelessly to
complete the carpentry work.
Upon arriving at the mouth of the canal, it was discovered
that the yacht was 16 inches too wide! In a move of brilliance, the crew shifted the ballast of boulders and iron ore
to one side, heeling the boat and allowing it to pass through
the narrow locks. Coming out the other end, the ballast was
shifted back, the mast stepped, and the sailing voyage continued on until they reached New York Harbour at the end of
October. Understandably, the date of the first race was
moved to November 8.
Shorthanded crew, poorly cut sails, and spars that were too
big only added to the problems that would plague Atalanta
throughout the series nicknamed the "fiasco challenge," losing
0-2 to NYYC's Mischief. However, it did lead to a change in the
Cup's Deed of Gift that all future challengers had to come to the
event under sail!
Carrying on the tradition of involvement in the America's
Cup, a BQYC crew competed in the 2001 America's Cup
Jubilee Regatta in Cowes, England, finishing in the top third of
the 'Modern Class' fleet, a much more respectable finish than in
1881. In the words of many members of BQYC, "it is unlikely
that there will ever be such a regatta again. It was the experience

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2018

At the Helm: Christmas in June
Travel Destination: Killarney - Killarney Mountain Lodge and the spectacular surrounding cruising offer endless adventures for boaters of all sizes. With all the recent renovations and additional amenities now available, you should give some serious consideration to adding the area to your 2018 ship’s log. By Jennifer Harker
Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490
Travel Destination: B.C. Gulf Islands - Now, there is no ice cream as delicious as the ice cream you can buy when your vessel is at anchor. As we prepared to sail further into the Gulf Islands, I was dying to find out what excitement in ice cream lay ahead of us. By Catherine Dook
The Port Hole: June 2018
Club Profile: Bay of Quinte Yacht Club - Bay of Quinte Yacht Club caters to the interests of both sail and power boats and their crews, who enjoy cruising, racing and the camaraderie of the social scene at the Long Reach Bar. By Katherine Stone
Power Review: Ranger Tugs R23
DIY/Tech: Pyrotechnic Distress Flares vs. Electronic Distress Strobes - Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares have only been introduced in the last couple of years - and they aren't CCG approved for use in Canada. But which one is best? And when should you signal for help? By Andy Adams
Life Onboard: The Galley Guys and Our Little Secret
Crossing the Line: BVI Un-trashed
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Cover2
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - At the Helm: Christmas in June
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Travel Destination: Killarney - Killarney Mountain Lodge and the spectacular surrounding cruising offer endless adventures for boaters of all sizes. With all the recent renovations and additional amenities now available, you should give some serious consideration to adding the area to your 2018 ship’s log. By Jennifer Harker
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Travel Destination: B.C. Gulf Islands - Now, there is no ice cream as delicious as the ice cream you can buy when your vessel is at anchor. As we prepared to sail further into the Gulf Islands, I was dying to find out what excitement in ice cream lay ahead of us. By Catherine Dook
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - The Port Hole: June 2018
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Club Profile: Bay of Quinte Yacht Club - Bay of Quinte Yacht Club caters to the interests of both sail and power boats and their crews, who enjoy cruising, racing and the camaraderie of the social scene at the Long Reach Bar. By Katherine Stone
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Power Review: Ranger Tugs R23
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - DIY/Tech: Pyrotechnic Distress Flares vs. Electronic Distress Strobes - Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares have only been introduced in the last couple of years - and they aren't CCG approved for use in Canada. But which one is best? And when should you signal for help? By Andy Adams
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Life Onboard: The Galley Guys and Our Little Secret
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Crossing the Line: BVI Un-trashed
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