Powell River Yacht Club

Jan. 6, 2018


Attention all sailors


       Happy New Year everyone!  Its time once again to shake out the sails and give them some serious air.  The 2018 Frostbite Series of keelboat races begins Saturday, Jan.13th.  Skippers wishing to race MUST REGISTER their boats with the Race Committee at one of these meetings where they will receive a copy of the Race Instructions.  Races will be held every Saturday as per usual with meetings scheduled for 9:00 am at the white tower (future clubhouse) on the seawall at the south end of the south boat harbor. We meet, discuss a course and start the race at 10:00 a.m. usually finishing  between noon and 1:00 pm.   All crew members must have an approved personal floatation device and all boats competing must meet club safety standards.  We will race every Saturday (weather permitting) for 7 consecutive Saturdays with the last race being on Feb. 24th. 

       Please direct any inquiries to myself, Lauritz Chambers, race coordinator.  604 483-3205. 


A big THANK-YOU to everyone who dressed their boats in our annual South Boat Harbor Christmas light display and to the sponsors who donated the prizes.


FIRST PRIZE: To Susan Connally and her boat Tuppins - A beautiful Pollen sweater complements of Marine Traders Inc.

Value - $210.00


SECOND PRIZE: To Anne Leaman and Barry Bennett and their boat Naimh – A Weego jump starter and emergency charging kit complements of Jack’s Boat Yard. Value - $225.00


THIRD PRIZE: To Terry Noreault and his boat Sail Mates – One month free power complements of the City of Powell River. Value - $58.00


And a very special thanks to Ryder Spick for attending once again with his amazing Christmas light encrusted semi-truck.






Fellow keelboat racing enthusiasts:

Our spring racing series will commence April 22 this year.  We will race every Saturday weather permitting with the last in the series being on June 10th.  for a total of 7 races.   The one exception will be the May long weekend (May 20 – 22) during which the annual Algerine race will take place on Sunday, 21st. pitting the Comox club against our Powell River club. 

As per usual we will meet in the Comox ferry terminal just above the North boat harbor at 9:00 am sharp to discuss weather and choose a course.  Just a reminder that all crew must have an approved personal floatation device and all boats competing must meet club safety standards

We especially welcome any new or old club members to come out and compete.  As well as the camaraderie there is the huge bonus of being able to develop your sailing skills with all the accompanying support and friendly advice you could ask for.  

If you have any thoughts or questions please call me at 604 483-3205 or e-mail me at lauritz@xplornet.com

See you April 22nd.

Lauritz Chambers

Race director

The wonderfulHarbour Lights event was a great success!!! Thanks to all who helped and to everybody who came out!!