Thursday Night Keelboat Racing Starts May 3

Dear Sailors,

Since Kitsilano Yacht Club's first announcement that we will be continuing the Thursday night Spring Series Keelboat races formerly operated by False Creek Yacht Club, we have learned more about the series, the skippers and its ethos and we have decided to make this series inclusive for everyone to participate. 

The series will take place from May 3rd to June 14th
We will publish a Notice of Race in the coming days along with registration instructions. 

Prices will be as follows:

Included in membership for KYC skippers
$105 for all 7 races paid in advance
$20 per race 

We are excited to confirm the very experienced Dan La Casse and his wife Bev from Okanagan as our Race Officers for the coming series. Court Touwslager will be out on the water for the first day of racing on May 3rd to ensure we have continuity and consistency of your racing program. 

See you on the water!

Best regards,
Colm



Colm Webb
General Manager
Kitsilano Yacht Club
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www.kitsilanoyachtclub.com

Weekend Fun Racing.

Fleet one development is proposing to set up a group email of 242ers who are interested in casual race days throughout the summer, this activity can be arranged on short notice with the aid of the 5 day forecast to decided on a decent sailing day for the upcoming weekend, an individual can send out a group email to other participating 242’s in hopes that one or more boats are free to meet up & stage a fun race.

The race course would use existing marks such as anchored freighters, buoys or Passage Island depending on wind direction.
Casual racing also provides the opportunity for less experienced boats or crew members to get up to speed without the intensity of scheduled fleet events.

There is no cost or commitment involved to register on the mailing list, other than having to find an excuse to go racing on a sunny day.
To register on the M242 Fun Racing mailing list or for more info, email me colinp242 at shaw.ca to get your boat listed on the group email which will be sent out to all participants sometime in May.

Colin Potter.
Fleet One Development.

Ok - here goes:

“There’s a reason they call it the THRASH Regatta”

The 2018 edition of the THRASH Regatta saw 9 Martin 242’s show up, with Teams from Vancouver (Michael Clements&Justin Hall, racing with Jeremy Smith and Robert Berry from Victoria on a Royal Vic club boat), Nanaimo (Tod&Doug Gilbert), Orcas Island (Ken Machtley & Team), and Victoria (6 boats) attending. Adrienne Mennell came over from Vancouver also and raced with Jenn Potter and Heather Abel.

Saturday’s winds were very strong out of the west, with average wind speed around 20 knots and gusts up to 25-30knots. Several boats suffered varying degrees of damage, including emotional, psychological and physical battery, and the fleet size dwindled to 4 boats by the last race. At least one wise team spent the entire day drinking at dockside, assisted by a winch-powered blender.