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Little Current Yacht Club      
The Little Current Yacht Club was founded in 2003 by Manitoulin Island boaters in Little Current, Ontario. The original impetus was to sponsor an International Yacht Race, the "Macman Challenge", with Little Current as its destination and to start a "Youth Sailing Program" to educate youngsters in the ways of the lakes, the lifeblood of Little Current since the town was established. Those humble beginnings started one of the most dynamic clubs on the Great Lakes. In addition, we sponsor a number of programs that are boater-friendly and very popular.
Our "CANSail Program" started as an extension of the “Canadian Yachting Association” program with their instructors coming to town to teach a one week program for Level One, Two, and Three. In 2009, we took a big step towards expanding our program by hiring our own instructor, who tailored the program to our needs and expanded the number of weeks. Since then, we have acquired 6 Pico boats and a dinghy chase boat. In 2015 we were able to provide an Introduction to Sailing, Taste of Sailing, CANSail 1, CANSail 2, CANSail  3 and individual instructions to both youth and adult students. We also introduced a racing night for the participating students that proved to be very successful.
In 2004, the Anchor Inn provided equipment and space for Roy Eaton to initiate the Little Current Cruisers' Net. It is broadcast to the cruising community throughout the North Channel on VHF radio channel 71, each morning in July and August starting at 9:00 am. The daily broadcast includes extensive weather information, headline news, sports, and human interest stories. The broadcast also tries to help boaters in distress and locates boats that are being sought by family or friends for a variety of reasons. The broadcast has become so effective that it is recognized and used by both the Canadian and US Coast Guard to locate boats in emergency situations. The broadcast ends by asking boaters to call in and give their locations. 
"WD 40 for the Mind" grew out of the "Cruisers’ Net" broadcast and offers boaters in the area a variety of entertaining and informative lectures on subjects from favorite harbors to astronomy. The dates and location of the lectures are announced on the broadcast. Attendance has helped get the cruisers get together while passing along a little knowledge.
Our "Club Racing Program" boasts four races that take the boats on a variety of courses, depending on the weather conditions of the day. The series boasts a goodly number of participants who vie for a race flag and bragging rights at the dinner party that follows each race. The boat that has the best performance in 3 out of 4 races wins the coveted Manitoulin Island "Boat of the Year” award. 
 Our first "Dingy Poker Run" was started in 2009. This event provided its participates with a wet and wild time. This fun activity promotes friendship amongst our visitors and local boaters alike.
 We welcome all boaters who think they would like to be part of this growing club to fill out a membership form online and submit payment by Paypal or print the application form and mail with your cheque to LCYC, Box 167, Little Current, ON, Canada, P0P 1K0.


Commodore: Bruce O'Hare

Vice Commodore: Alistair Stephen

Past Commodore: O. H. Rodgers

Treasurer: Rod MacLeod

Secretary: vacant

Rear Commodore - Local Racing: Rob Norris

Rear Commodore - Website: vacant

Rear Commodore - Membership&Media: Brian O'Neill

Rear Commodore - Cruisers' Net: Roy Eaton

Rear Commodore: David Naples



Little Current Yacht Club Box 167 Little Current ON Canada P0P 1K0  


































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