Cheeseburger in Paradise Cruising Race
Race Organizers: Kate George, Scott Jones
Event support by APSC Race Director
Aquatic Park Sailing Club is organizing its second annual cruise/race to Wilson (Island Yacht Club), U.S.A., to correspond with their Cheerseburger in Paradise party weekend. Due to extreme weather in 2017, this year’s race will the first group sail (again weather permitting), although one intrepid sailor by the name of Scott Jones, did cross the lake in the cyclone conditions last year.
The plan is for this to be a laid-back race… In the words of our race director, a “cruiser/racer-partyer!” As such, it will be self-timed (details to follow) and not connected with any PHRF-LO performance ratings. More or less whoever gets there first, wins! There will be some prizes distributed as well. But the overall goal of the cruise-race is to get to the party, in a semi-organized fashion. Several of our members have attended this party weekend in the past on a repeat basis and assure us it is worth the trip.
Wilson lies approximately 29 nautical miles from Aquatic Park and at a rate of approximately five to six knots an hour, you should reach there within five to six hours, more if the wind does not cooperate. This will be on the honour system, so if you require engine propulsion, please retire yourself from the race.
***Please note: You are responsible for your own safety, the safety of your crew and the seaworthiness of your vessel. There will be no chase boats supplied. Coastguard monitors channel 16. Be sure you have all required safety equipment, including functioning running lights. We will help you with as much information as we can, but this is for reference only. Again, the skipper is responsible for vessel safety and has to be prepared for an international crossing. (See more details below.)
*For boats 30′ and over, there is an annual fee of $27.50 (US) that needs to be paid for a decal. The decal takes 4-6 weeks to process. So for this race, please have application in at least by the middle of June! Let’s say June 15, to be on the safe side. Here is the link:
Boats under 30′ are exempt.
Boats22’ foot with less than 10 hp engine does not require a boat number, but a HIN.
We will be entering the United States. There are regulations and procedures pertaining to entry, which are pretty straightforward. Even if you have done this before, it is worth repeating. Process: check in at video phone ashore.
US Customs Requirements:
As a Canadian citizen, when you cross the Canada US border, you must report to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for inspection. You arrive in the United States when your vessel first comes to rest in US waters, whether at anchor or at a dock.
If you are a Canadian citizen entering the United States by pleasure boat, you will need the following documentation:
For each person on board:
- Date of Birth
- Passport, NEXUS, FAST card, Enhanced Drivers Licence or Secure Certificate of Indian Status
- Boat Registration or licence number
- Boat name
- Boat length
- CBP decal number for vessels 30+ feet*
- Dinghy licence and papers
- Copies of prescriptions for any prescription medication
- Value of any declarable merchandise
- S. marina at which you arrived or will be arriving
Further info: http://www.great-lakes-sailing.com/canada_us_border.html
The fun gets going, if you are able, on Friday August 3rd. While the holiday is actually the Monday, Wilson starts their festivities Friday night and they continue through much of Sunday.
Friday, August 3rd: Beef on Weck Party 6:00 PM Corn on the Cob, Cheesy Potatoes, Salad and Dessert. Presale only $20.00* Adult, Children under 12 $8.00* $23.00* at the door
Music provided by “TBD” 7:00 – 11:00
If you are not able to leave Toronto until Saturday, August 5th, do not despair, the fun continues:
Saturday, Aug 4th Cheeseburger in Paradise Party Island Tropical music & other stuff too! Party begins at 3:00 PM Tropical Drinks included from 3:00 – 6:00 PM Music provided by DJ “Hank Nevins” 3:00- 7:00 PM Dinner served from 5:00 – 7:00 PM ½ LB Cheeseburgers, Fresh Cut Fries, Corn on the Cob, Salad and Dessert. Tickets $25.00* Presale Only (Tickets in Hand) $30.00* at the Door Children under 12 $8.00* For tickets call: Joanne Horn 716-628-3241, Brian & Sharon Beakman 716-628-4964 Music provided by “The Screaming Pineapples” 8- 12 PM Island attire is recommended
The festivities spill into Sunday. You are welcome to stay, but the race home will commence this date, and as with the race across, will continue into the following day, Monday, August 6th. Here are Sunday’s events:
Sunday, Aug 5th Breakfast: from 10:00am to 12:00 Price $10.00* Children under 12 $5.00* Bloody Mary party: 12:00 at the IYC Club bar the “Oasis” Dinghy Poker Run: 2:00 PM, Pirate theme. $ Prizes for best Poker hands. Prizes for best costumes! Entry fee $20.00* per person, Hot Dog Party & Prizes awarded at IYC at conclusion of event!
You can purchase tickets separately or order a package for the whole weekend.
Package price for all events: $ 70.00* Presale Only. Guarantees your reservation at all events! The Island Yacht Club, has obtained a liquor license. The Club bar will be open throughout the entire weekend.
Per: NYS Liquor Authority, no one is allowed to bring their own alcohol, on club grounds, during events!!
Tickets available at the IYC Bar on Friday evenings!!!! www.IYCwilson.com *All prices are in US dollars
Kate George email: firstname.lastname@example.org text: (519) 503-2312
(Cheeseburger Race Co-chair)
Scott Jones email: Scottjones134@gmail.com text: (416) 270 6302
(Cheeseburger Race Co-chair)
Robert Hickman email: email@example.com