VSC504 Practice and Race Dates 2018

Endorsement of RYA Racing Charter



  • Sat Jan 13 Session A - 9am-4pm meeting HCM 

Seamanship, Crew & Boat Prep, the 7 sailing positions, MOB Recovery- fast Upwind and Downwind Sail Trim, fast Tacking & Gybing, fast Sail Changes and fast Reefing- Prep for Race on Sun. January 14

  • Sat Jan 20- Session B - 9am-4pm meeting HCM 

Crew & Boat Prep, Rigging for Spinnaker Asymetrical and Symetrical Spinnakers- Upwind and downwind sailtrim- Puffs, Wind Shifts, and lulls Upwind Strategy- Prep for Race on Jan 28

  • Sat Feb 3- Session C- 4pm meeting Port of Nanaimo Marina

Heavy Weather Safety Procedures, Personal Preparation and Sail Trim when the wind blows big- Prep for Race on Feb 11

  • Sat Feb 17- Session D- 9am-4pm meeting HCM 

Navigation for Racers, tide & current problem solving- Passage Island route planning for rounding- Prep for Feb 25   

  • Sat March 4- Session E- 9am-4pm meeting HCM 

Review of Race Strategy and Tactics- Prep for March 11

  • Sat March 4 Crew Certification and Celebration- 4-7pm

Mahoney's PUBLIC HOUSE, Stamps Landing

  • Thursday March 29, 2pm- 5pm Boar Prep for Southern Straits Race, 6pm Skippers Meeting WVYC

Rig, Load food, stow safety gear and complete WOBBLE


  • Sun.  Feb 11- VRC Polar Bear





Major Offshore Spring Races 2018 

Endorsement of RYA Racing Charter




  • Sat. June 9- Round Bowen Island Race- Snug Cove

 - 40 nm circumnavigation of Bowen Island


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