And the race is on

David Archambeau/Daily Mining Gazette

Sailboats are seen racing on the Portage Canal Wednesday, as part of the Onagaming Yacht Club’s weekly race. Many of the boats had recently competed in the Thunder Bay Yacht Club’s International Race. The winner of that race was Rumble Fish from Thunder Bay, Ontario, helmed by Sandy Sellers, which finished at 1 day, 9 hours, 9 minutes, 13 seconds. The sailboats left Thunder Bay Tuesday and completed the 96-nautical mile race in Hancock. Local boat Dark Star helmed by Dieter Adolphs of Hancock finished at 1 day, 10 hours, 4 minutes, 24 seconds. The winner of the Onagaming Wednesday race was Fernando Ponta of Hancock helming the Avanti Blue. Many of the vessels will compete in an additional race departing today for the Apostle Islands in Wisconsin.