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A Choppy Lake Ontario greeted the competitors in the final legs of the Canadian Open Lightning Championships yesterday. Two vicious line squalls; dark skies and driving rain turned the competition into a disaster. Several boats were capsized; including one which carried a non-swimmer. However; several other boats dropped their sails to offer aid to their rivals who were tossed into the cold water. Open in full size

A Choppy Lake Ontario greeted the competitors in the final legs of the Canadian Open Lightning Championships yesterday. Two vicious line squalls; dark skies and driving rain turned the competition into a disaster. Several boats were capsized; including one which carried a non-swimmer. However; several other boats dropped their sails to offer aid to their rivals who were tossed into the cold water.

Picture, 1970, English

A Choppy Lake Ontario greeted the competitors in the final legs of the Canadian Open Lightning Championships yesterday. Two vicious line squalls; dark skies and driving rain turned the competition into a disaster. Several boats were capsized; including one which carried a non-swimmer. However; several other boats dropped their sails to offer aid to their rivals who were tossed into the cold water.

Picture, 1970, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Sports - Sailing - Races - (1945-1979)

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0097284f