Attention all sailors:
Lowisa 48 gets underway on incomparable Lake of the Woods August 3-10,
2013. This will mark forty-eight years of hard racing (and pleasure
cruising), easy socializing, lake exploration, shooting stars, old
friends, water fights, barbecues, and great sportsmanship.
We, the Debicki family, grew up on Lake of the Woods. Lowisa is
engraved on the family calendar, and we've benefited from the years of
great planning that have made this our favorite sailing event of the
season, year in year out. We are very excited to take the helm for
Lowisa 48. We are presently settling on a route plan. Safe sailing,
opportune racing, and discovery guide us.
Lowisa is such a diverse and colourful event that it means different
things to different participants. But there is one thing we all share:
a love of sailing on what just might be the most beautiful lake in the
We are building a great team who bring with them their vast knowledge of
racing and cruising on the lake. Rob Eby who has now overseen a series
of extraordinarily successful Lowisa race committees. David Nelson who
has a superb knowledge of the lake and course design. And Wendy Magnus
who carries with her the energy that she instilled in this past summer's
fantastic regatta. As usual, we are looking forward to the tremendous
support of Northern Harbour and the Hall family, as well as the town of
Kenora and a host of a incredible sponsors that in recent years have
ensured that this remains an affordable family friendly event. There
are a number of others, the solid crew of people who have worked so hard
over the years to make Lowisa what it is. We will be reaching out to
you over the next few months for your guidance.
One of the things that has made this race so strong and live up to the
hyperbole is the stalwart commitment from many of the greatest sailors
of our inland region (one which spans two countries and several
provinces). We will spend much effort encouraging new participants. And
we will honour these great sailors who come year after year by chairing
a regatta that builds on the tradition.
For the love of sailing, join us.