Sail Parry Sound

75th Anniversary Flag – Here and Gone

The Canadian Power and Sail Squadron’s 75th Anniversary Flag spent a long weekend in Parry Sound and flew over the Dragon Boat races on Saturday. It followed this up with attendance at the Parry Sound Council meeting last night where Town Council declared July 3rd, 2013, Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons Day in Parry Sound.

In addition to flying proudly over the harbour and Sail Parry Sound’s boatyard, the Parry Sound Squadron’s Executive and Administrative Officers, John Mason and Horst Mattern, dipped the flag in the fresh clear waters of the Big Sound. The flag’s next stop is North Bay on its way to the Pacific Ocean.

The Dipping of the Flag

The Parry Sound Squadron’s Executive Officer Seemingly Claims  Sail Parry Sound’s Boatyard for the Canadian Power and Sail SquadronsParrySights-7709

Vic Carpenter – An Invitation, June 9th, 2012 1:00 pm

Celebration of Life, June 9th, 1:00 at Sail Parry Sound. RSVP to

Vic Carpenter, Master Boat Builder

Vic and his wife Hazel were the proprietors of Superior Sailboats for almost 50 years, in Michigan, then from 1964 in Port McNicoll and then 1993-2001 at Bayfield Inlet.

Vic designed and built exquisitely beautiful wooden boats, power and sail, up to 65 feet long. The boats had extraordinary inlay work of mahogany and ebony in stunning designs. Hazel did all the varnishing, sometimes more than twenty coats.

They trained others to work in this fine tradition, which lives on among their protégés around the Great Lakes.

Their boats are owned by the ‘who’s who’ of Great Lakes and Muskoka boaters, and some have now become world travellers. Golden Goose, built originally for Gordon Lightfoot, is now in Germany and has sailed to the Antarctic. Passing Wind, their own 65-footer, was sold a few years ago to a New England owner, and has won Atlantic races. The 56-foot My Toy has made annual visits to Parry Sound, where it draws crowds of admirers.

Vic Carpenter’s creations are known and admired by lovers of wooden boats worldwide.