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Seaflea Extravaganza

May 10, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

It’s official. This may be the summer of the Sea Flea. The Muskoka Seaflea club is planning the largest in-water regatta of home built and vintage seafleas in Canada. Period, full stop! Mark your calendar. Saturday, July 23rd at Rock Haven Inn on Kashe Lake, from 10am to 4pm.

Chris Taylor, one of the front line representatives of the club and serious flag bearer for the cause of seafleas, believes this summer’s event will truly be unlike any other, with the pent-up interest and need for a bit of excitement.

The poster outlines a long list of events that will be sure to attract a big crowd. Beyond the obvious expectations of demonstration runs, land displays of all manner historic and new seafleas, there will also be RC seaflea racing, building tips, construction displays, model boat building for displays and much more!

Outboard motors have always been a big part of the seaflea experience and this event will certainly not disappoint. Chris explained that good friend, Ron Stevenson, of the Maple Leaf Chapter of the Outboard Motor Club, will be represented with his big tent filled with vintage outboards.

One item I am especially interested to see is the “dogs with seafleas race”. Chris has recently become the unexpected co-owner of 8 doodle puppies, with at least 5 waiting for new homes. So I am sure that a dogs with seafleas race will be well represented with canine drivers.  The Muskokaseaflea website will have the latest details. A long list of sponsors have made this event feasible. Be sure to attend!

By Tim Du Vernet

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