We're venturing farther afield this year and trying out some of the awesome racing offered in the Vancouver Island Racing Series... like the Maple Bay Regatta!  What better way to spend the Labour Day long weekend than sailing out of one of the friendliest yacht clubs on the coast, in an absolutely beautiful area during a really well run regatta?  

With two full days of short-course racing, we get the chance to really perfect our crew work.  We'll be racing on Pau Hana, our feisty Hotfoot 27, and expect that there will be a number of identical boats at the event for us to play with.  This is a great opportunity to really work on fine tuning our sail trim and testing ourselves within a mostly one-design environment instead of focusing on the usual handicapping scoring system.   

2018 Preliminary Schedule

Friday, August 31 Arrival
Optional extra sail from Pau Hana's home in Sidney (walking distance from Swartz Bay ferry terminal), through Sansum Narrows and into beautiful Maple Bay in time for dinner. Great way to get warmed up and log some extra miles! Alternatively, crew can meet us this evening at Maple Bay Yacht Club under their own steam.
Saturday, September 1Sail, sail, sail!
After racing, enjoy the evening festivities hosted by MBYC that are on their way to becoming legendary. A Dark & Stormy happy hour followed by a BBQ for all the racers is a great way to get to meet the island sailing community!
Sunday, September 2Rinse and repeat. We'll stick around for the evening awards ceremony and enjoy dinner at the club or the local pub, crew's choice. Crew can also disperse for home if they prefer, but Pau Hana won't head out until Monday morning.
Monday, September 3A relaxed delivery sail back to Sidney is the perfect way to wrap up a great weekend!

Contact us for any questions on the schedule.

 

Pre-Requisites

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.
 

Registration

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 three nights, race fees, fuel and moorage are all included.  Breakfast and lunches for Saturday, Sunday and Monday are also included.  For the Saturday night BBQ, 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.