Betsy B


Spring Race Series

The Spring 2023 Series of keelboat races have begun, and are open to all club members 

Those skippers not presently club members are welcome to join in on the races however to compete in the series they must join up. 

If you wish to compete or crew on other boats please show up at the clubhouse ( white building south harbour) at 9:00 am. 

The races begin at 10:00 am and last about 2 – 3 hours.

All crew must have an approved personal flotation device each and all boats competing must meet club safety standards.  

All boats must  have a functional VHF radio and monitor 68 ( our working frequency ) and channel 16. 

As we are also using GPS designed points for some of our marks some sort of GPS device ( even smart phone ) is recommended.

A chart of the points and marks will be provided at race meeting but is attached to this email as well. 

We will race every Saturday (weather permitting), and we meet at the coast guard station for 9am sharp

We especially like to see any new or old club members  come out and race and  pick up crew are always welcome ( bring a friend ). 

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.   

Race coordinator:

Algerine 2023

It’s time once again to get ready for the prestigious annual Algerine sailboat  race between the Comox and Powell River yacht clubs.  This year the race will take place on Sunday, May 21st.   The Algerine race first took place in 1970 when MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. donated a beautiful silver cup to be presented to the winner.  That cup now displays some 44 winning crests.   The race is  open to all sailboats belonging  to the Powell River and Comox Yacht clubs that carry a minimum of $500,000 liability insurance and can meet the required safety standards set out in the safety regulations.  This year the race will start on the Powell River side and follow a yet to be determined course into Comox.  Weather permitting we will sail through the Algerine passage between Texada and Harwood Islands and then round the Grants reef buoy to our port side and  finish in Comox harbour.  Should the winds not be strong enough the course will be shortened.  After the race all participants dine together at a local Comox establishment where the trophies will be presented.

email for your entry forms, NOR and SI forms.