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1000 Islands Regatta: Exciting Races and Cooperative Weather

The Brockville event was the stage for thrilling races and extraordinary performances. The drivers pushed their limits and provided a captivating spectacle for all the attending spectators.


In the 2.5-litre class, young recruit Grant Liddycoat celebrated his first victory on Canadian soil behind the wheel of the S-97, Send It. He secured the first place ahead of Stéphane Racine in the S-17 DeFying Gravity, as well as local pilots Garrett Hough and Ryan Slate in the S-63 Fools Gold. It is worth noting that Garrett Hough was awarded the prize for the most outstanding local pilot for his impressive performances.


In the F2500 class, John Shaw claimed victory with the F92 – Tenacity. e was closely followed by Eddie Kanfoush with the F-500 Centsless 16, who delivered an exceptional performance to secure second place. Guillaume Charette took the third place with the F-44 Wave Dancer. These drivers demonstrated remarkable mastery of their boats.


In the H class, Tommy Shannon shone with his new H-306 boat and emerged as the winner. Marc Lecompte finished in second place with the H104 Gestion Unick, while Tyler Kaddatz climbed to the third place with the H-1 Ahhsum Secret. These drivers showcased great skill and delivered impressive performances.


Despite the absence of certain Grand Prix class drivers, fans were treated to exciting races. Ken Lupton, returning from New Zealand for the season, claimed victory behind the wheel of the GP-577 Lucas Oil. Kenneth Brodie, driver of the GP-50 Freedom, celebrated his birthday by securing second place, just ahead of Jack Lupton with the GP-33 JLM Jack Lupton Motorsport. The absence of some boats in the Grand Prix class allowed these three winners to rise to the top of the overall HRL rankings.


The next stop of the competition will be at the Régates de Valleyfield, taking place on July 14th, 15th, and 16th. The HRL expresses its gratitude to the volunteers and the organizing committee for their dedication and contribution to the success of the 1000 Islands Regatta.