1951, the Ottawa Citizen states that "for the
first time in the fifty-one year history of the
CCA, there was a dead heat for the coveted burgee."
Since the burgee was officially introduced in 1927,
this is technically true, but invoking the association's
history since 1900 blurs the lines and implies that
there were burgees from the beginning. The article
also states that Balmy Beach hadn't won since 1919
whereas the same newspaper reported in 1920 that
Balmy Beach "tied for the aggregate prize."
is the first year that long distance events (10 000
m) counted towards the points total for the championship.