Speed boats take to Beaver Lake July 13-14

Erinsville’s Beaver Lake will be the site of powerboat racing, held Saturday and Sunday. File photo

Sarah Williams
Beaver Staff

Beaver Lake in Tamworth will be host to the annual Ontario Power Boat Racing Series July 13-14.

The event will run from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m on Saturday and Sunday. There will be free admission and family-friendly events such as the crafters market on the Saturday, running from approximately 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  and the Classic Car Show on Sunday.

Following  a life-long boating passion, Doug Overbury, has been involved with the power boat races since around 2006. Now, Overbury wears two hats, being both a race-organizer and referee at this event.

In anticipation of the power boat races, Overbury took a few moments to speak with the Beaver.

Overbury described Beaver Lake as the perfect venue for racing the small power boats that require  a sheltered waterway.  Being situated at the grassy Lion’s Park Beach, the location is ideal for families who wish to attend, with the nearby Lakeview Tavern & Restaurant offering lunch fare.

There will be upwards of 75 boats racing that weekend, with 12 different racing divisions.

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