Algerine Passage Race

April 16, 2018

Attention Sailors

The Spring Series of keelboat races begins nextSaturday, April 21st and is open to all club members. Those skippers not presently club members are welcome to join in on 2 races; however, to compete further in the series they must join up. If you wish to compete or crew please show up at the clubhouse at the old barge terminal site at 9:00 am. The races begin at 10:00 am and last about 2 – 3 hours. All crew must have an approved personal floatation device and all boats competing must meet club safety standards. We will race every Saturday (weather permitting) with the last race being on June 9th.

The only exception at this point will be on the May long weekend when our boats will compete in the annual Algerine race which will be held on Sunday, May 20th. This year the Algerine will begin in the Comox harbor and end in Westview. The Powell River boats will need to cross over to Comox on Saturday, May 19th. and spend the night in Comox to be ready for the race. There was speculation earlier about hosting the Garden Bay club on the May 5th weekend however they have been unable to get enough interest in the idea as for them it entails a 3 day commitment.

We especially welcome any new or old club members to come out and compete. As well as the great 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.

See you next Saturday.

Race coordinator

Laurie Chambers

Posted 4 weeks ago

 

 

 

Grab your sunscreen and come on down cause it’s time for some sailing! This year Powell River Yacht Club is hosting Discover Sailing Day. Discover Sailing Day is the perfect opportunity for you, your friends and your family to experience the amazing world of sailing and discover all the other fun activities that our club has to offer. By the end of the day we guarantee you will be amazed by how fun, safe, accessible and even affordable sailing is!

When & Where:

· Sunday, April 22, 2018

· 11:00-3:00 pm

· South Harbour (located at the north end of the sea walk)

What’s Happening:

· Go on a free dinghy ride with a sailing instructor (lifejackets provided)

· Enjoy music by local artists

· Have a bit to eat on us

· Check out our information table for Summer Sailing Lessons

· Receive a coupon for $75 off regular priced lessons.

· View our small boat dinghy fleet out in full force on the water.

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.

 

 

FOR OUR RACING UPDATE PLEASE GO TO THE RACING PAGE!! 

 


RACING UPDATE 2017!

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!!