The Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club is hosting its fourth annual open water race for outrigger canoes, kayaks, and surfskis on Saturday; this race is also part of the Nelo Ontario Surfski Grand Prix.
The cost to enter will be $25 for the open water race (approximately 13-15 km), and $15 for the shorter-distance open water race to be held in early afternoon, and a Stand-Up Paddleboard race in Collingwood Harbour.
Registration for the open water race opens at 9:30 a.m.
Directions to Collingwood: From the east end of Toronto: 400 north to Barrie; at Bayfield Street exit, head north/west. Turn left at Highway 26, and follow the signs to Collingwood (at Stayner, you'll turn right at the lights at the Esso Station). Once you're in Collingwood, turn right at the first set of lights (Toyota dealership on your right-hand side), and follow that road (Pretty River Parkway) until it comes around a big curve and takes you past Sobey's(on the right). At the first set of lights past Sobey's, turn right (Heritage Drive), and you'll see the boathouse just before the grain elevators... Mapquest:http://www.mapquest.com/mq/6-L4RHW5cpWzr6dhPtu85l