Following a pandemic hiatus, the Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA) is bringing the fun back to the water with the 129th annual Aquatic Regatta.
The Regatta is set to take place on Saturday, July 30 at the Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club. Registration opens at 8 am.
The event is the oldest continuously run co-ed regatta in North America, taking place on the Saturday of the Civic Holiday weekend every year. The location alternates each year between Lake Muskoka and Lake Rousseau.
You can often find entire families taking part in events that include rowing, paddling and swimming competitions. An annual favorite is the three-generation races, where three members of a family from different generations get together in swimming teams or canoes to compete.
Another popular event among the large crowds that come out to watch the regatta is the tilting event. Once the canoe, skiff and swimming races have ended, the tilting begins. Sixteen teams of a paddler and tilter enter the challenge, where they attempt to stay in their canoes begins in a sort of on water jousting competition.
You can find more information here.
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