The Vancouver Rowing Club is a unique multi-sport club nestled in Stanley Park. Offering a friendly setting for rowing, rugby, field hockey and sailing, VRC excels at just about everything- including putting on a fantastic sailing regatta! Our hosts bill the event as "the most fun you will have this summer" and we can't wait to see how this action-packed event stacks up. There is traditionally a lobster fest involved at the big Saturday night crew party, so they are already ahead of the game on the food front!
This is our first regatta format event of the year, and offers the perfect opportunity to get a lot of racing experience in a single weekend right in English Bay. With a short course format, we get the chance to practice maneuvers in tight quarters within a competitive fleet. All this against the incomparable backdrop of the Vancouver & North Shore skyline? Bring on SUMMER!
2017 Preliminary Schedule
|Friday, July 7||
Delivery & Kick-Off Party|
We will sail the boat from West Vancouver to VRC, arriving in time for the pre-race crew party at the Club. The delivery trip is optional- crew can always meet us by land at VRC or just join the boat for racing the next morning.
|Saturday, July 8||Meet at the boat in the morning, bright-eyed and ready to race!|
Enjoy the infamous Lobster Fest & Party on VRC's exceptionally awesome patio right in Stanley Park.
|Sunday, July 9||Rinse & repeat. We'll sail back to our home port after the last race of the day.|
Contact us for any questions on the schedule.
Our crew are welcome to join the boat at our home port mid-morning on Friday, July 7th in order to enjoy a casual sail around the corner as we deliver the boat to the Vancouver Rowing Club in time for the evening crew festivities. Crew can choose to meet us by land instead, joining the boat and crew party at VRC in the evening. The return trip to West Vancouver will be made immediately after racing on Sunday, July 9th.
Included in Registration
Race fees, fuel and moorage are all included. This is a day sailing regatta, no accommodation is provided. Crew must bring their own lunch and water bottle each day. For the Lobster Fest, 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 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.