LOWISA 52 Registration Now Open!

The Lake of the Woods International Sailing Association is pleased to announce that LOWISA 52 registration is now open! Please join us for another fabulous year of adventure and racing in Lake of the Woods.

Online registration is now available on our website at www.lowisa.org. Early registration ($250 CAD) will last through June 30, 2017, after which regular online registration ($325 CAD) will be available. Please register now to take advantage of the early price! On-site registration ($400 CAD) and package pick-up will take place at Northern Harbour on the afternoon of August 5th, 2017 (1:00 – 4:00 PM).

This year LOWISA will host the Discover Kenora Cup, a special registration option for a one-day race in Safety Bay. This will take place on the first day of LOWISA starting in Safety Bay and finishing near Keewatin Channel. Boats that register under this option ($40.00 CAD) will only be able to race on the first day of LOWISA and awards will be given for the overall winners of this race based on the day one’s results only. All boats registered for the full week of LOWISA are automatically entered into the Discover Kenora Cup and their finishes will count toward those results.

Courses and race documents will be available for download on our website soon, please stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for regatta updates and layover day information. If you encounter difficulty registering online, please contact us at saillowisa@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you at LOWISA 52!


Paul Gomori

Commodore LOWISA 52

Houseboat Space!

Need some extra storage or sleeping space on LOWISA? The houseboat has got what you need! Bunks, storage, and camping space still available. Prices are as follows:

60 CAD per storage tote/cooler for the week
125 CAD securing a roof tent spot for the week
150 CAD for towing a Zodiac * for the week
500 CAD per single private bunk for the week 

Bunk prices are negotiable to a degree. To reserve an entire double bunk room please contact to work out pricing.

Renting tent and bunk space includes bathroom access!

* We are not certain how many zodiacs we are willing to tow, please contact us to discuss.

Message Kimberly Ovitz to reserve bunks, rooms, and additional space. (312) 497-1602

LOWISA 51 Newsletter

Volumes one and two of our LOWISA newsletter have been distributed to our email mailing list and are shared on our Facebook page. The newsletter details how to prepare for the regatta and midweek layover and highlights changes to the registration process. Please click the links below to view and send us an email at saillowisa@gmail.com if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

Volume 1

Volume 2

L51 Registration Now Open

Registration Information:


— You must register and purchase event tickets online

— In person registration will not be available.

— Registration and event ticket purchase deadline: July 23, 2016.

— Check-in and purchase pickup will take place on July 30th at the LOWB Brewery.



The Lake of the Woods International Sailing Association welcomes you to another incredible LOWISA Race Week event.

Join our vibrant community for a week of racing and endless outdoor adventure at the LOWISA 51 Regatta. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones amidst a week of scenic sailing, bonfires, and impeccable starry nights.

Online registration is now open on our website. Early registration (225.00 CAN) is available through June 15, 2016, after which late registration (275.00 CAN) will be in place until the final deadline for regatta registration on July 23, 2016.

In person registration will not be available this year, please make sure to register and submit all associated payments through our online registration form. Additional meal tickets and a midweek layover facilities fee (facilities access, trash disposal, and pumpout) will also be available for purchase in our online regatta registration form. Regatta check-in will take place the afternoon of July 30, 2016, prior to the Sailor’s Social, at the Lake of the Woods Brewery in Kenora, Ontario.

LOWISA embroidered Gill apparel, navigational charts, and additional event tickets will be available for purchase soon in our online store and will be available for pick-up upon regatta check-in. LOWISA 51 apparel will be available for purchase throughout the duration of the event.

We look forward to seeing you all at another exceptional LOWISA Regatta.

Kimberly Ovitz
Jamie Paterson
Commodores of LOWISA 51

L51 Preorder and Midweek Layover

Buena Vista Lodge (Morson, Ontario) has graciously welcomed the return of our fleet during our Midweek Layover (August 2-3, 2016). They are reserving lodging and meal accommodations. Call BV to inquire about available rooms and cabins.

Pre-order, Meals, and Fish Fry
If you would like to request grocery and additional item (ice, diesel, etc) pick-up at Buena Vista, please fill out their online form. If you will have additional meals with Buena Vista (Fish Fry, breakfasts, lunch, etc), you must indicate the number of individuals from your party that you estimate will attend.

Visit the Buena Vista Lodge website and select the LOWISA tab in their menu to make your submission.

L51 Courses

LOWISA 51 courses are available on our Facebook page and on our website. Courses will also be included in the Sailing Instructions handbook contained in your registration package. Package pick-up will be available at in person check-in on July 30, 2016 at Northern Harbour.

Navigational Charts
6211 Big Traverse Bay
6212 Kenora to Aulneau Peninsula
6215 Basil Channel-Sturgeon Channel
6216 Sturgeon Channel to Big Narrows Island