Boat Launching & Pressure-Washing at Maple Bay Marina & Maple Bay Boat Yard
We are very pleased to welcome Maple Bay Marina and Maple Bay Boat Yard ( as major 2021 M242 Canadian Championship sponsors.
Of note to competitors travelling to Cowichan Bay: Maple Bay Marina and Maple Bay Boat Yard are providing complimentary launching, recovery, pressure-washing, and onsite trailer storage services for Martin 242's competing in the event!
A few details:
1. Competitors need to book their launch, recovery, and pressure-washing times with the Maple Bay Boat Yard before and after the Labour Day weekend. The Maple Bay Boat Yard will provide up to 3 complimentary trailered-boat launches & recoveries and 2 pressure-washes for wet-sailed boats. As such, it is first-come, first-served for competitors who book their slots with the Boat Yard.
2. Friday morning on September 3 and Monday morning on September 6 are the preferred launch windows, and none on Sunday.
3. Boats will be launched/recovered/washed at ~1 hour intervals. Boats have already been booked for 9am, 1pm, and 3:30pm on the Friday, for example.
4. Chris Watson is the Maple Bay Boat Yard Manager and a former Martin 242 owner himself, and his assistant, Linda Dornfield, has also raced on 242's extensively. Chris will conduct the operations on the Friday and Monday, assisted by Rick Howard, also a former Martin 242 owner, who has kindly agreed to help out.
5. The direct phone number for booking coordination is 250-746-8482 and the email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
6. Trailer storage on-site also needs to be coordinated with Maple Bay Boat Yard: parking will be tight on the long weekend.
7. For now competitors need to supply their own mast insertion tools, such as Gin Poles...but Fleets 2 manufactured a gin pole set that is being delivered to Maple Bay on the Friday morning by Jeremy & Tara Smith. It will go to Ken Holland's house post-regatta.
8. The address for Maple Bay Marina and Maple Bay Boat Yard is:
6145 – Genoa Bay Road
Maple Bay (Duncan)
British Columbia, Canada, V9L 5T7