Collingwood – Race Recap


We had a lot of different conditions for the Sidelaunch Days Collingwood Race.

The Elite had their challenge in the outer harbour (see below). Strong winds put up a very good wave break after a 1km downwinder with an uphill battle to do the inner harbour leg.

Above: Aaron Pylon (Blu Wave) showing how to ride a wave around the outer mark
Above: Aaron Pilon (Blu Wave SUP) showing how to ride a wave around the outer mark

Congratulation to Mike Howes and Tracey Finlay overall winners in the Elite Classification.
First place medals went to Jaclyn Smith and Dan Dakin in the Open Class.
For full results go to:

Close action in the Men’s Big Final (see below) with Mike Howes (1st), Aaron Pilon (2nd), Mike Sandusky (3rd), Kodie Peekstock (4th) and Sean Solowski (5th).
In the Women’s it was Ariel Amaral taking top spot with) Julie Colgan (2nd), Danielle Holdsworth (3rd), Shazia McCormick (4th) and Jacklyn Smith (5th).
All the heats were close and there wasn’t a single uncontested fight for the lead around that yellow Buoy.

Mike Howes leading the way
Mike Howes leading the way


GivePink against Team Spermie
GivePink against Team Spermie

It was a whale of a time, a whole whale of fun, and a whale of a race!
Thanks to Aaron Pilon of Blu Wave for providing the Blu Whales. I never saw so much comingling of sweat.
It sure looked competitive out there. Here are the Champions of the Whale.
There were 6 teams of 5, Team Beluga was the winner, with Ariel & Steve Amaral, Mike Howes, Laura Finlay and & Alissa Blais against Team Orca in the finals with Danielle Hollingsworth, Mitchell McColl, Kodie Peekstock, Courtney Lynn & Glen Buchanan


Here are the top three leaders in the race to the Ontario Championships to be held in Bracebridge August 20th.
Elite M– Overall: Mike Howes (61). 2. Kodie Peekstock (56), 3. Tim Oliver (31)*
Elite M – 18-49: 1. Mike Howes (42), 2. Kodie Peekstock (39), 3. Tim Oliver (27) *
Elite M – 50+: 1. Ivan Dimic 13)*, 2. Frank Torres (8),
Elite F – Overall: 1. Tracey Finlay (41), 2. Ariel Amaral (40), 3. Rachelle Price (28), Jamie Lee Moir (27)*
Elite F – 18-49: 2. Ariel Amaral (28), 2. Jamie Lee Moir (21)*, 3. Rachelle Price (19)
Elite F – 50+: Tracey Finlay (15), 2. Nancy Hamilton (6)*, 3. Irina Anisimova (5)*
Open M – 18-49: 1. Dan Dakin (50), 2.Jason Peekstock (41), 3. Mitch McColl (23)
Open M – 50+: William Thornton (13)*
Open F -18-49: Courtney Bruce (27), 2. Jaclyn Smith (26)
Open F – 50+: 1. Mirta Dopsa (8)
* Need one or more races to qualify. Best 5 Races count.


Last race of the 2016 Summer of Splash. The race for the Overall and Provincial Titles is getting close.

Thanks to Peter deMos at LivOutside, 271 Ecclestone Drive. Bracebridge, ON P1L 1G4 for being our host.


9:00-11:00 – Demos

10:00-11:30 – On Site registration (Elite, Open – $50, Novice, Youth $30)

11:30 – Race Meeting

12:00 – Race(s)

2:30 – Water Polo

3:30 – Awards

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Warren Won for providing this issues photos.