Sailors keep up summer tradition of racing on Lake Ontario

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 August 2023 at 10:17 am

Oak Orchard Yacht Club has organized the events for more than 30 years

Photos by Tom Rivers

POINT BREEZE – A group of sailors raced sailboats on Thursday evening on Lake Ontario near the Oka Orchard Harbor.

The race has been a tradition on Thursdays going back at least 30 years for the Oak Orchard Yacht Club.

The sailors typically race for 4 miles and have to change directions frequently. The team on the sailboats frequently need to reset the sails to slow down, speed up and change directions.

I watched the action from the western pier at the Oak Orchard Harbor. This is accessible by going through the Oak Orchard Marine State Park on Archibald Road.

Here are more photos from the race: