Royal Vancouver Yacht Club hosts this final local distance race of the season that gives us points in the Vancouver Area Racing Championship distance series. It's the perfect opportunity to stretch our legs on the roughly 30 mile course while still making it back to shore for a late dinner.
The course is an out and out sprint from RVYC in Kitsilano to the Fraser River lightship station just off Steveston and back. This route inevitably offers some challenging navigation through the strong tidal currents that characterize the mouth of the mighty Fraser River, and involves strong crew work to take advantage of playing back eddies while staying out of the overly shallow water of Sturgeon Bank.
Contact us for any questions on the race.
Other experience may be appropriate. Contact us to discuss if you're unsure about your experience level.
Included in Registration
Race fees, fuel, etc. are all included. No food is included for this race- please bring your own lunch, snacks, etc. for the race. 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 day 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.