SHEARWATER 2018

The lucky sailors participating in the 2018 Shearwater experienced a day any sailor would relish and glorify for a lifetime.  Starting at Willingdon Beach our course took us around Harwood Island clockwise and then back to Willingdon, a distance of roughly 30 kilometers.  Not only was the weather wonderful for the 10th of November with plenty of wind to fill our sails and glorious sunshine to warm us but more amazingly the sea was alive with life.  First it was the humpbacks rising and blowing on every horizon before groups of playful Orcas showed up seemingly cheering us onward in our quest.  One large male even adopted Kindred Spirit for several minutes giving the crew some pretty amazing luck as they propelled from somewhere near the back of the pack into 2nd place.   Herds of sea lions barked their warnings from the shores of Vivian Island while others along with seals seemed unconcerned as they splashed and frolicked around us.  Maybe the Orcas were the Resident type that don’t eat seals or maybe everyone was just in too good a mood to be frightened.  Our course took us through huge flocks of seagulls that looked as though shear numbers would block or slow our passage but they parted willingly allowing the sailboats their silent passage unhindered before closing ranks in their wake.  And the race was completed by a very respectable 3:00 PM.,  Séance being first to cross the finish line with Kindred Spirit just 6 minutes behind.  Corrected times according to PHRF ratings showed a different outcome however as Una  and crew were presented with the Shearwater trophy for 2018.

RESULTS

Boat                         time               time corrected       rank

Una                        276 min.                  261                     1

Kindred Spirit       275                          272                      2

Summer Wind      303                         281                      3

Solitude                 310                         285                      4

Séance                   269                         289                     5


Oct. 27, 2018

1st race

Boat                        time corrected     rank

Kindred Spirit         40       39                1

Una                           41      40                2

Séance                     38      40.8             3

Solitude                   55       51               4

Summer Wind        58      54                5

2nd race

Kindred Spirit         34.3  33.9             1

Una                          35.4   34.6            2

Summer Wind        38.2  35.4            3

Solitude                   38.45 35.4           3

Séance                     36    38.6              4

Nov. 3, 2018

It was the final race of the Fall Series.  Winds were from the south east at 15 – 20 knots and rising.  Una was leading the series with 10 points while Kindred Spirit and Séance were tied at 13 apiece.  The chosen course was roughly 8 nautical miles and Séance won the race in just over an hour at times reaching a thrilling10.5 knots.  Kindred Spirit came just ahead of Una at the line to take second place. 

It was Una however that managed once again to take  home the series trophy.

Race results

Boat                     time corrected place

Séance                    75 80.5              1

Kindred Spirit        85 84.1             2

Una                        86  84.8              3

Summer Wind     113 105               4

Fall Series Results

Boat                  points        place

Una                      13                 1

Séance                14                 2

Kindred Spirit     15                3

Solitude               33

Summer Wind    40

Freyja                   43

Note*  Like golf the lower the number the higher the rank.  Boats not able to make a race automatically receive 7 points for that race.  Each boat discards the results of the worst single race result from their total.

Oct. 6, 2018

Race #5 started really really slow with barely enough wind to get us past the start line at Grief Point but with little but the shear power of optimism we eventually found the wind and lots of it and made lunch right on time at the Texada Inn.  Congratulations to Terry Norault and crew for his first win on only his second race on his new boat Solitude!

Boat          time                    time corrected           rank

Soitude              113                             104                    1

Una                    111                             108                    2

Freyja                110                             109                    3

Séance               105                             113                    4

Kindred Spirit                                                         DNF

Sept. 29, 2018

Without a breath of wind to be felt 5 valiant crews set out to race and perform in front of the town. No wind and a northbound current had us going backwards in our attempts to just get to the start line. As we ventured further out into the straight a gentle breeze filled in and freshened and before we knew it we were gliding along at over 5 knots beneath colorful spinnakers. It turned into one absolutely beautiful day to be out on the water in a sailboat full of friends and another successful race was completed in under 2 hours.

Boat time corrected time rank

Una 92 90 1

Séance 96 103 2

Kindred Spirit 106 105 3

Solitude 122 112 4

Freyja A 119 118 5

Sept. 22, 2018

Winds were from the southeast at 5-15 knots. Once again Una had the best start and this time managed to hold the lead. Rain, heavy at times was hardly noticed by anyone. The 6 nautical mile (12 km) course was completed in just over an hour.

Una 71 69 1

Séance 72 77 2

Kindred Spirit 79 78 3

Sept. 15, 2018


2nd. Race Fall series

Winds were from the southeast at 15 knots gusting to 25. Again Una had a fine start but again it meant little. Like a repeat of last week Séance soon took the lead and Kindred Spirit managed to squeeze into 2nd place on the upwind leg to Grief Point. The race was fast and complicated taking in 6 turning marks and 5 legs in a distance of roughly 6 nautical miles. In the end victory went to Séance with a happily cheering crew while Kindred Spirit managed 2nd place by just 10 seconds in a tense duel with Una.


Boat time corrected time rank

Séance 64 68.71 1

Kindred Spirit 72:51 71.59 2

Una 73:30 71.76 3

Sept. 8, 2018


Our fall series kicked off in style with exhilarating 15 to 25 knot southeast winds and no rain. Una led through the start but was quickly overtaken by Séance who led for the rest of the race feeling quite confidant in flying her big genoa under brand new standing rigging. Kindred Spirit with perhaps a bit too much sail area was very fast but couldn’t point as close as the others and had to endure a couple of extra costly tacks. Results as follows:


Boat time corrected rank

Séance 74 79 1

Una 85 83 2

Kindred Spirit 87 86 3


Ahoy Sailors!

Our 2018 Fall keelboat racing series will begin Saturday, Sept. 8th. If you wish to compete or crew please show up at our clubhouse at 9:00 am Saturday mornings. The races begin at 10:00 am and last about 2 – 3 hours. All crew must have an approved personal flotation device and all boats competing must meet club safety standards. We race every Saturday (weather permitting) with the last race taking place Nov. 10th. The prestigious Sheerwater race (around Harwood Island) will take place on Saturday Oct. 13th which again is open to all club members. (The trophy goes back 40+ years). Come on out to share in the camaraderie and improve your sailing skills and perhaps even win some hardware for the mantle.




 

 

 THE ALGERINE 2018

 

This year’s Algerine race route started at the Bell Buoy at the entrance to Comox harbor , took Vivian Island to Starboard and finished offshore of the lookout south of the south boat harbor in Westview.  On the morning of May 20th eight hopeful keelboats headed out from Comox to start the race.  Two came from Deep Bay, three from Comox and three from Powell River.  The winds were forcast to be south east 5 – 15 knots and slowly dying off butinstead came from the North. The weatherman did get the speed right though, especially the dying part.   We had a great start just before 9:30 am. with a good fresh breeze filling our sails.  The boats easily locked 5 knots.  Conditions held for the front runnersas far as Vivian Island where things got a bit tricky.  A strong north running tidal current swept a couple of boats too far north while another fell into a no-wind hole just west of Vivian.  We watched it all unfold from the back of the pack as Una had a slow start and just couldn’t find the wind groove that most of the others were in.  We watched Séance with her newly modified genoa slip past one boat leaving them dazed in her wake as she set her sights on the next one in front of her.  With Una and Reprieve languishing in the back virtually without steerage at times, Séance was the only Powell River boat that stood a chance.  After Vivian with the tidein her favour she sailed south up Malaspina Straight and then jibed to the finish only to have the tide change direction and the wind drop.  Over an hour would pass before she could inch her way across the finish line.  Only 3 boats managed to complete the race.  First place in corrected time went to Tom Gornall of Comox (once again) while second place went to Laser, another Comox boat.  Séance finished in third place.  Congradulations to Brian, Bob and Kim for persevering.

A big thank-you as well to Terry Noreault for standing by for 4 hours on Sail Mates to take the time of those finishing.  Also a really big thank-you to Alane and Bonnie for organizing the dinner at THE LITTLE CURRY HUT where the food and service were excellent.  Everyone was very impressed.

 

 

 

Results:

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Nyyak6:35:256:07:501st

Lazer6:34:506:24:002nd

Séance7:33:357:33:353rd

Hakuna MatadaDNF

UnaDNF

PrincesaDNF

ReprieveDNF 

TenaciousDNF

 

 

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April 21, 2018


Our anticipated Spring series was launched on this warm, sunny day. A brisk north-west breeze at the start slowly diminished to a mild westerly allowing 3 out of 5 boats to finish. A large pack of white sided dolphins were seen playing in the distance. A decent start and a well behaved spinnaker made the difference for Una as she managed first place ahead of Kindred Spirit.


Boat time corrected rank

Una 148 145 1

Kindred Spirit 158 156 2

Maggi 181 165 3

Sail Mates DNF

Tuppins DNF

Attention Sailors


The Spring Series of keelboat races begins next Saturday, 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 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

 

 

Last Saturday's skipper's meeting at our new clubhouse in the tall white building in the South Harbour! Come join our club and have some fun!

It was a gorgeous morning out on the water... Here you see 8 boats minutes before the start. We normally start at 10 o'clock on Saturday mornings at Willingdon Beach or like last Saturday at the South Harbour mark. Come watch and cheer us on! (Thank you Susan for these great photos)

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. 

         2017 Shearwater Trophy Race

                                       Nov. 12, 2017

 

This years Shearwater Race began at Willingdon Beach and followed a clockwise direction around Harwood Island, through the Shearwater Passage and back through the start/finish line at Willingdon, a distance of some 16 nautical miles. Six hopeful keelboats and one trimaran entered the race with crews pumped for the chance of owning the prestigious trophy that’s been presented since 1975.

Predicted south-east winds of 15 to 20 knots for the late morning were to drop to 10 to 15 however there was little confidence in the forcast. Until the final leg home from the northern end of Harwood back to Willingdon, all boats were in contention for a win but as we rounded the Harwood spit and started the homeward beat, strong, gusty winds and pounding waves gave advantage to the bigger boats.  Congratulations to skipper Chris Coldham and crew of Betsy B. for a fine win, crossing the line in only 2 hours and 58 minutes. Our records indicate the corrected time of 189 minutes to be a new club record.

(Southerly winds were a bit stronger in 2016)

 

                                             Corr. Time         Corr. Time

 

Rank     Boat                      2017                          2016

   1       Betsy B                   189                            DNP

   2       Kindred Spirit        193                            222

   3       Una                         201                            204

   4       Séance                    205                            196

   5       Sailmates                229                            237

   6       Naimh                     262                            DNP

   7       Sovind                    268

                                    RACING UPDATE – FALL 2017!

 

Fellow keelboat racing enthusiasts:

 

Our fall racing series will commence Sept. 9th this year. We will race every Saturday weather permitting with the last in the series being held on Nov. 11. for a total of 9 races. . The prestigious Sheerwater race (around Harwood Island) will take place on Saturday Oct. 21st, which again is open to all club members. (The trophy goes back 40+ years). Come on out to share in the comradery and improve your sailing skills and perhaps even win some hardware for the mantle.

 

NEW DEVELOPMENT!! Instead of meeting in the Comox Ferry terminal this year we will instead be meeting in our new clubhouse – the lower floor of THE WHITE TOWER – on the path along the shore of the south boat harbor. Ample free parking is available in the old barge terminal at the south end of the south boat harbor. As per usual we will meet 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 Sept. 9th

 

Lauritz Chambers

Race director

 

FALL SERIES RESULTS

2017 Fall Series Results

It was an exciting and successful Fall racing series with 8 races completed out of a possible 9. The races were often faster than expected with boat speeds often exceeding 6 knots.   Although we allow a full 3 hours for the races, five of the eight races finished in well under 90 minutes. Una once again prevailed in this series however there are strong competitors fully capable of winning on any given day.

Boat                                                   Rank

Una                                                        1

Kindred Spirit                                       2

Sailmates                                               3

Naimh                                                    4

Betsy B                                                  5

Séance                                                   6

Blue Run                                               7                                          

 

                          

Nov.4, 2017

Wind – Southeast 10 knots

Distance - 7 nautical miles

 

Boat                   time                   corrected                           Rank

Una                    77                                73                          1

Kindred Spirit   77                                76                          2

Sailmates           92                                92                          3

 

Oct. 21, 2017

Wind – Southeast 20 - 30 knots

Distance - 6.5 nautical miles

Boat                   time                   corrected                           Rank

Una                    68                                64                          1

Kindred Spirit   66                                65                          2

 

 

Oct. 14, 2017

 

Boat                   time                   corrected                           Rank

Sailmates           65                                61                          1

Kindred Spirit   62                                61                          1

 

Oct.7, 2017

 

Boat                   time                   corrected                           Rank

Una                    120                    113                             1

Kindred Spirit   125                    123                             2

Naïve                 138                    134                             3

 

Sept. 30, 2017

 

Boat                   time                   corrected                           Rank

Sailmates           53                       49.47                          1

Kindred Spirit   52                       51.34                          2

Séance               55                       59.05                          3

Summer Wind  70                       64.9                             4

 

               

3.RACE

Sept 23, 2017

Wind – Southeast 5 - 10 knots

Distance - 3 nautical miles

Boat                   time                   corrected                           Rank

Una                    53                                50                          1

Naïve                 62                                60                          2

Kindred Spirit   62                                61                       3

Summer Wind  69                                64                       4

Blue Run           67                                68                       5

Séance               67                                72                       6

               

2. RACE

Sept. 16, 2017

 

Wind – West 5 – 10 knots.

Boat                   time                   corrected                           Rank

Una                    91                                86                                         1

Betsy B              95                                101                                       2

Naieve               112                             109                                        3      


 1. RACE

Sept 9, 2017

Wind – South-east 10 - 30 knots

Boat                   time                   corrected                           Rank

Betsy B              109                             115                                        1

Una                    137                             129                                        2

Kindred Spirit   DNF                                                      

Séance               DNF                                                      

Blue Run           DNF

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Series Results


Boat                      Points         Rank

Una                              7                    1

Kindred Spirit          12                   2

Séance                       26                   3

Sail Mates                28                    4

June 10, 2017

Our spring series wrapped up last Saturday with a race to Vananda in a healthy 10 knot north-west breeze. 5 boats participated in a close match followed by picnic on the Vananda dock.  It was great to have Naïeve and Summer Wind join in for the final.  The results had Kindred Spirit crossing the finish line first with Una just seconds behind and claiming first place in corrected time.  The results however were somewhat misleading.  Una was the only boat to fly her spinnaker, giving her a significant advantage.  Otherwise in corrected time she would likely have come in dead last.  As well after crossing Malaspina Strait the winds in Sturt Bay suddenly veered causing everyone a bit of grief with resulting changes in placement. The close finishing times show everyone had a reasonable chance of winning the race. We can look forward to great competition in the coming fall series.

Boat Time Corrected Rank

Una 58 55 1

Kindred Spirit 58 57 2

Summer Wind 63 58 3

Sail Mates 63 59 4

Niamh 63 63 5

Algerine 2017

 Due to the lack of wind the race start line was moved to Cyril rock outside of Blubber Bay.  Thank-you Kim Brown for using Kindred Spirit for the committee boat and Ray Hogan for helping with the start flags.   A gentle westerly began to build at the start and held for the majority of the race allowing the early finishers to complete in just over 5 hours.  The chosen course was to take Vivian Island to port and finish in Comox harbor, a distance of 23 nautical miles sailed in mostly 10knot winds.  Four boats from Comox, one from Deep Bay and 3 from Powell River were entered.  It was an awesome and entertaining race between totally engaged, competitive crews.  A great meal in a Toscano’s restaurant in Comox followed.  Tom Gornall, skippering his J24, Nyyak in excellent form received both the Algerine trophy for the win as well as the 1st across the line Credit Union trophy.  Una, placed a respectable second with Tenacious in third.

Results

Start 9:40 am.

Boat phrf Finish elapsed Corrected Rank Club

Nyyak 186 14:46:20 5:06:20 4:04:20 1 CSC

Una 191 14:53:34 5:13:34 4:09:24 2 PRYC

Tenacious 228 15:12:53 5:32:53 4:16:53 3 CSC

Laser 135 14:57:13 5:17:13 4:32:13 4 CSC

Hakuma Matata 118 15:03:04 5:23:04 4:44:04 5 DBSC

Séance 102 15:04:00 5:24:00 4:50:00 6 PRYC

Roberts 144 17:17:00 7:37:00 6:49:00 7 CSC

Sail Mates 180 DNF PRYC

June 3, 2017

Wind – South-east 5 – 10 knots

Boat time corrected Rank

Una 103 97 1

Kindred Spirit 115 113 2

Séance 110 118 3

Summer Wind 134 124 4

Sail Mates 134 125 5

Sovind DNF

May 27, 2017

Wind – North west 5 – 10 knots.

Boat time corrected Rank

Una 146 138 1

Kindred Spirit 164 162 2

Séance 153 164 3

Hi Powell River!! Please cheer us on! Sunday 9 am south of the South Harbour the annual Algerine Race will start. 3 boats from Powell River and 7 from Comox will take part in this years regatta over to Comox. It will be fun to watch for sure!!

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

May 13, 2017

Southeast winds of around 10 knots kept us moving quickly around a challenging course of 5 short legs totaling about 6 nautical miles.  Una led for the first leg but then it was Kindred Spirit out in front for the rest of the race taking line honors and the race in corrected time. 

Handicap time/ corrected rank

Kindred Spirit 159 88 / 87 1

Una 191 85 / 80 2

Summer Wind 205 112 / 104 3

May 6, 2017

Every race gives a lesson and last Saturday’s was no exception.  If you think you can depend on a westerly to remain somewhat constant you’re fooling yourself.  Beating into a north-west 5 knot breeze we headed to the mill mark.  Rounding the mark we prepared the spinnaker for a long downwind run but just as we were about to raise the big sail the wind veered and came out of the west at 15 – 20 knots.  Instantly the apparent wind was from ahead and we were quite happy the spinnaker was still bagged.  Una led for 3 legs only to have Kindred Spirit pass on a sprint to the finish to take line honors. 

                               Handicap    time/ corrected      rank 

Una                                  191       87 / 82                       1

Kindred Spirit               159      87 / 86                        2

Sailmates 200              200     106 / 99                       3   

April 29, 2017

With southeast winds gusting to 30 knots we had an exhilarating  race covering a 9.5 nautical mile course in 1 ¼ hours.

Congratulations to Séance as she got off to a good start and led to the finish for line honors and the win in corrected time.

                        Handicap         time/ corrected       rank                                        Séance                    102             70 / 75                        1

Una                          191             85 / 80                        2

Kindred Spirit       159            88 / 87                         3

Sovind                     207                                               DNF               

April 22, 2017

Course: Grief Pt. – South mid-channel – South mark – South Boat Harbor.

A glorious start to our Spring series.  A 5 – 10 knot westerly breeze had the fleet of five complete the 5 ½ nautical mile course in 2 ½ hours while the rain held off.   Una got off to a good start and managed to lead the fleet without being seriously challenged.  It’ll likely be a different story next week.  Stay tuned.

                                     Handicap time/ corrected     rank

Una                                 191         129 / 122                    1

Sail Mates                      200      140 / 131                     2

Kindred Spirit               159     140 / 138                      3

Sovind                            207    153 / 141                        4

Séance                           102    141 / 151                          5

 

 

The 2013 Keelboat Spring Series final race was Saturday June 8th. We had 7 boats out and fun was had by all even though we had to call the race. Thanks everyone for a great series

Spring Series Results are in!

Place             Boat                     Points

1st place       Sovind                       18

2nd place     Summer Wind       19

tie 3rd           Seance                       22

tie 3rd           Kindred Spirit        22

4th                 Sail Mates                 23

5th                 Una                              27

         

Summer Keelboat Racing- Monday Night Fun Races finished August 26th.This series is super casual and designed to help out the "New-to-Racing-Crowd". Our experienced racers come out for a ride on your boat to guide you through your first race experience. Or, you can learn to crew  - this laid back approach has been a wonderful addition to our keelboat racing program. Always fun!  

Algerine Passage 2013 - Race Report:  

An exciting day of racing between the  Comox Sailing Club and Powell River Yacht Club began Sunday morning in gusts of 20 knots. An enthusiastic crowd of fans gathered on the Willingdon Beach breakwater to send off the competitors.

PRYC was represented by Alegria a Dufour 45E, Seance a custom 46, Una a Yamaha 30, and Sovind an Islander 30MKII .
Representing Comox Sailing club Nyyak a  J24,  Tenacious a San Juan 24 , Laser a Laser 28.

Alegria flew to a record breaking  3 hours 57 minutes and 50 seconds...winning both the line honors  and  corrected time trophies.   A remarkable achievement on a course of 26.2 nautical miles!

Alegria's win marks the first win for the PRYC in 5 years, and only the 3rd win for PRYC in the 40 year history of the race! Congratulations to owner Eberhard Heinzman, skipper Colin Jackson and crew representing the best of of Cooper Boating's advanced and offshore instructors.

We hope to see the entire field for the Shearwater Passage this fall!

 A very special thank you to Bill & Pat Turner for volunteering to be our committee boat for the start Sunday morning! And our starters Kim & Gary for sending us off.

 Results on
 Corrected Time:                          
Across the line:

  1. Alegria                                      1. Alegria
  2. Nyyak                                       2. Seance
  3. Tenacious                                3. Tenacious
  4. Laser                                         4. Laser
  5. Seance                                      5. Nyyak
  6. Sovind                                      6. Sovind
  7. Una                                           7. Una

PRYC Virtual Trophy Case

Congratulations to skipper Chris Coldham and crew of Betsy B. for a fine win, crossing the line in only 2 hours and 58 minutes. Our records indicate the corrected time of 189 minutes to be a new club record.

 

Team "Una": John, skipper Laurie and Monique, winners of Fall Series! 

Séance meets Una at the mark near Griefpoint... 

At the last race 2 humpback whales said hello! The picture shows Séance with one of the whales in front of Westview.

Una followed by  Sovind, who is "stealing"her wind... Séance and Sail Mates in the background, not far away.

People are watching us racing! This is Una's photo taken through a telescope.

People for sure are watching us racing! This is Una's photo taken through a telescope... 

Séance takes the lead...

Séance takes the lead... 

 May 9th 2015 race

 What a beautiful day, what a beautiful sail we had! 

 Look at our colourful spinnakers!

April 18 race: Sometimes a picture says it all...no wind! 

All sailboats flying their spinnaker on the way to the Grief Point mark.

Kindred Spirit and Séance on the way to Vananda (Texada Island) 

Killer whales crossing in front of  Una

Slow January 17th start around the Willingdon Beach buoy

Slow January 17th start around the Willingdon Beach mark  

 SE 27  gusting over 35 knots for the Fall Series Oct 18th!

**Just touch your cursor to the photo to see a full screen version.**
The Shearwater Passage Trophy

 

Scroll down for Fall Series 2013 Race Results


Get started on the basics of the Racing Rules of Sailing at http://www.pdracer.com/sailboat-games/conventional/basicracingrules.pdf

Cool links to practice your Racing Rules knowledge:

Racing Rules with boats in motion:    http://game.finckh.net/indexe.htm

Compete Internationally! Racing Simulator    http://www.sailx.com/

November 16, 2013   Race #5 FINAL RACE

Boat Name     Handicap     Time Actual/Corrected      Rank

Sovind                          210                      120/110.53                                   1

Kindred Spirit            159                       113/111.57                                     2

Sail Mates                    120                      110/114.93                                    3

Summer Wind           205                      126/116.82                                    4

Una                               191                       129/121.86                                    5

Spellbound                 114                       123/129.67                                     6


Chase Me                      (        )                                                                          7

November 9, 2013   Race #4

Boat Name     Handicap     Time Actual/Corrected      Rank 

Sovind                          210                      255/234.87                                            1

Spellbound                 114                       230/242.47                                            2

Una                               191                      262/247.50                                            3

Kindred Spirit            159                      254/250.78                                            4

Sail Mates                    120                     259/270.60                                            5

Chase Me                      (        )                    DNF                


Shearwater Passage  Oct 26th, 2013

Race Results  

Boat Name     Handicap     Time Actual/Corrected      Rank 

 

Sovind                          210                                   198/182.37                              1

Summer Wind           205                                   201/186.36                              2

Kindred Spirit            159                                   197/194.50                               3

Una                               191                                 207/195.55                                4

Spellbound                 114                                   193/203.46                              5

Sail Mates                    120                                  204/213.13                              6 

Chase Me                     230                                   242/217.18                             7

                   

           

October 19, 2013   Race #3

Boat Name     Handicap     Time Actual/Corrected      Rank 


Kindred Spirit            159                                   156/154.02                               1

Sovind                          210                                   181/166.71                               2

Una                               191                                   182/172.45                               3

Summer Wind           205                                   186/171.93                               4

Spellbound                 114                                    DNF                             

Chase Me                    (  )                                     DNF                             

Sail Mates                    120                                  DNF                                        


October 12, 2013 Fall Series Race #2

Boat Name     Handicap     Time Actual/Corrected      Rank 

Summer Wind           205                                   122/113.11                                 1

Kindred Spirit            159                                   118/116.5                                   2

Sovind                          210                                   128/117.89                               3

Una                               165                                   121/118.46                                4

Spellbound                 114                                    121/127.56                                5

Saoirse                         (  )                                     181/149.59                               6

Sail Mates                    130                                  160/167.16                                7

Chase Me                    (  )                                     220/202.63                             8

 

 

October 5, 2013 Fall Series Race #1

Boat Name     Handicap     Time Actual/Corrected      Rank 

Sovind                         210                                   94/86.58                                   1

Kindred Spirit            159                                   89/87.87                                   2

Spellbound                  114                                   89/93.83                         tie     3

Una                               165                                   96/93.99                         tie     3

Tuppance                     300                                 123/101.29                                5

Summer Wind            205                                  115/106.62                                6

Magic Carpet               130                                  111/114.26                                 7

Sail Mates                    120                                   110/114.93                                8