English Bay Scramble!

August 11 & 12

A fan favourite, the TCYC hosted event is a mad dash around 4 marks dispersed throughout English Bay.
With the order of completion being up to the crew, the scramble is a battle of strategy, skill and good old-fashioned luck. 
This year, TCYC  is adding a second day of racing following the English Bay Scramble.
Short course races will be scored as a VARC Regatta
Register here to get in on the action!

Royal Van Fleet Championships

Sept 21/22

Royal Van Fleet Championships @ RVYC (September 21/22)
There's only two OD's left this season -- sign up here

DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER! Check with the organizing authority for deadlines.


UPDATE: 2018 NA's in Cow Bay  

15 boats are registered thus far with 20-22 expected to compete on race day. The On-site registration fee on Friday is $75 and $100 for last-minute registration on Saturday morning. Please help out the organizing team by registering early 

CREW CALL: Any crew looking to secure a spot on this years NA's should contact Erika Siren (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Tuesday July 31st to be matched to a skipper. Likewise, skippers in need of crew should also contact Erika by the same deadline. 

Updated Crew Bank

Another update to the fleet crew bank has been sent out to fleet members. If you are a fully paid fleet member and did not receive this email, please contact Erika Siren (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

M242 Feature in Canadian Yachting Magazine

Michael Clements' play-by-play of this years' Round Bowen was featured in the July edition of Canadian Yachting Magazine. The article is a great read--congrats to Michael from everyone in the fleet. You can check out the feature here



M242 Class

Sailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Entries: 10, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Boat HelmName   SailNo Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett
1st Too Wicked Michael Clements   304 RVYC 3.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 (4.0) 1.0 2.0 2.0 16.0 12.0
2nd Whippet Craig Strand   5 RVYC (11.0 DNF) 6.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 26.0 15.0
3rd Simply Red Alan Drinkwater   8 RVYC 1.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 (6.0) 6.0 3.0 28.0 22.0
4th Dirty Dog Matt Collingwood   282 KYC 2.0 (5.0) 5.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 30.0 25.0
5th Christian Bligh Colin Poter   265 KYC 4.0 (8.0) 3.0 5.0 6.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 38.0 30.0
6th Broos Bruce McClacherty   49215 TCYC 6.0 (7.0) 6.0 7.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 6.0 47.0 40.0
7th Sailiant Anthony Collett   171 KYC 5.0 1.0 (11.0 DNC) 6.0 7.0 7.0 9.0 11.0 DNC 57.0 46.0
8th BlowOut Ian dube   27 KYC/TCYC 7.0 4.0 8.0 8.0 (9.0) 9.0 8.0 8.0 61.0 52.0
9th Check Mate Cedric Carter   231 RVYC 8.0 (9.0) 7.0 9.0 8.0 8.0 7.0 7.0 63.0 54.0
10th Back in Black Philip Cragg   13 KYC/RVYC (11.0 DNC) 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 88.0 77.0


Kits Invitational Regatta
July 7-8, 2018

Early Registration Discount Until midnight June 30
If you've already registered, Thanks!

Good racing.  Good food.  Good times.
We  hope you're looking forward to coming to this year's Regatta.

This year's regatta is also the CAL 20 Canadian Championships

Notice of Race, event details and registration on the Kitsilano Yacht Club website http://www.kitsilanoyachtclub.com


Register Now!



3rd Time Lucky: And Size Still Doesn’t Matter

The 2018 Edition of the Round Bowen Island Race

Written by Michael Clements

For the 3rd time in 12 years (with about 5 near-misses during 2007-2017), Michael Clements and his Too Wicked team of Adrienne Mennell, Justin Hall, and Ken Machtley won the PHRF Overall trophy and the Martin 242 Division in the 2018 Round Bowen Island Race, beating 127 other boats.

Other Martin 242’s came 2nd Overall (Dirty Dog – Matt Collingwood), 5th Overall (Back in Black – Phil Cragg & Reto Corfu), and 6th Overall (Whippet – Craig Strand).

Round Bowen this year was epic, with one of the best wind conditions and favorable current ever experienced, albeit possibly not quite so epic for the 100 or so boats that got caught in a massive hole at the start line for well over 30 minutes, waiting for the westerly to fill in as the flood current kept building.

Too Wicked got a perfect start at the inshore end of the line (see photo), followed closely by Dirty Dog and Whippet, with Back in Black also getting a great start at the offshore end. Along with a small pack of about 10-15 other boats, they collectively broke free of the light air zone that enveloped the start line and chased the westerly zephyrs up the eastern Bowen shore as it struggled to curve around Cowan Point and make its way into Howe Sound. Swinging way wide of Cowan to stay in the strong westerly puffs seemed like a good move for some boats, but they ended up sailing much more distance due to the huge progressive starboard tack lift, whereas other boats that stayed closer to shore playing the shifts sailed much less distance but at generally lower speeds, so it all somewhat evened out.

The south side of Bowen saw a ½ knot flood current along its entire length, and quite a few boats short-tacked all the way along the cliffs to Roger Curtis, making excellent time via being aided by the current. Immediately after turning the corner at Roger Curtis, the Fleet found that the westerly was strong enough in Collingwood Channel to enable chutes to be flown right away on a very tight reach, and the breeze kept building, compressing, and swinging aft as the Fleet moved down the Channel, with most boats passing thru the Hutt Island gap on a dead downwind heading where the wind was at its strongest at about 10-12 knots.