Don't worry- CRASH is less collision-oriented than it sounds! Standing for Challenging Racing And Social Happenings, this is another great event in the Vancouver Island Racing Series hosted by the good people at Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club.  

We'll be racing on Pau Hana, our feisty Hotfoot 27 who took us to Alaska and back in June 2018.  Vancouver Island is the birthplace of the Canadian-built Hotfoots, and the CRASH regatta honours these great boats with a special Hotfoot Trophy that we've got our eye (or foot) on!  With a number of other identical boats expected to make an appearance, this regatta is another great opportunity to race within a mostly one-design environment instead of focusing on the usual handicapping scoring system.   

2018 Preliminary Schedule

Friday, September 14 Arrival
Crew will catch the ferry to Swartz Bay in time for a pre-race dinner starting at 5:30pm and skipper's birthday festivities!
Saturday, September 15Make that Hotfoot move!
Short course racing against the other Hotfoots, keeping the pedal down all day! Followed immediately by the race dinner and party in Port Sidney
Sunday, September 16Rinse and repeat. We'll stick around for the afternoon awards ceremony around 4pm and hop the ferry home in the evening.

Contact us for any questions on the schedule.



Previous sailing experience required, including racing with spinnaker.  Suitable minimum experience would include:  
Quicker Crew course +
Spinnaker School +/or
Club races or other racing events.  

Contact us to discuss if you're unsure about your experience level.


This course is open to ages 19 and up.
Maximum of 4 spots available. 
20% for ages 19-25.  Contact us to access this pricing.

5% GST is added at checkout for Canadian customers

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Included in Registration

Accommodation on board for two nights, race fees, fuel and moorage are all included.  Breakfasts and lunches for Saturday and Sunday.  For the Saturday night race dinner, crew must purchase dinner tickets directly from race organizers.  Information on how to buy tickets for the dinner will be sent out to participants ahead of time.  Check this section of our FAQs for what else is included and not included.

What to Bring & What to Expect?

Please check the required items listed for live aboard sailing on our FAQ page here.  

While we aim to sail our very best on the race course, we offer a fun and supportive learning environment.  No enraged skipper shouting at the crew.  No grim silence as the crew plots a mutiny.  No fits of depression if we don't beat all the other boats.  The Sea to Sky race team is all about improving our own performance both individually and as a team, and doing our best to make every race a positive experience.