Kevin and I attended the Minneapolis Boat Show twice this year. We stopped in at the Northern Lights Sailing Club booth and had the good fortune to meet a couple Canadians who were in Minneapolis to promote the Lake of The Woods International Sailing Association (LOWISA) 48th annual sailing regatta. This splendid event starts in Kenora, Canada, on the north shore of Lake of the Woods. The event starts with a barbecue the night before the race begins, then we race for three days camping on various islands in the evening. Then we spend two nights in Sabaskong Bay at the lovely Buena Vista Resort. Then we spend three days racing and camping back to Kenora.
LOWISA is the greatest freshwater sailing race on earth and we are going! In fact, I volunteered to organize the Minnesota contingent of sailors. I don’t know how many participants we will have this year. With having to trailer a sailboat, setup and take down camp six nights, possibly charter a houseboat for support, and figure out how to carry and cook food for six days, it’s a lot of logistics to sort out. I made a little presentation at the annual trip night last night for Northern Lights Sailing Club and one person in the group had participated in LOWISA a few years ago and he said it was a lot of fun.