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VRC Fleet Planning Meeting 2015

Cruising / Racing / VRC

I would like to invite all VRC yachting members to our 2015 fleet planning meeting which will be held on January 27th in the VRC Trophy Lounge at 6:30. What is a fleet planning meeting? I’m so glad you asked! This is a meeting where the people who organize the VRC events and all other members are invited and encouraged to make suggestions and discuss what sort of on-water programs they would... Read More »

VRC POLAR BEAR RACE – 2013-12-08

VRC POLAR BEAR RACE – 2013-12-08

Polar Bear Series / Racing

Once again we set off from the docks with little or no wind to speak of, the temperatures were suitable for flash freezing meat and there was ice around many of the boats at the dock – but the sun was out, or at least it appeared shortly after arriving on the race course. The wind that we had was out of the east so we had a sheltered bay to race in, if only we had a little more wind. But we ... Read More »

November 24th Sailing Instructions Posted

November 24th Sailing Instructions Posted

Polar Bear Series / Racing

If you are participating in the November 24th VRC Polar Bear series race, please download the addendum to the Sailing Instructions. Just to highlight a few differences about this race: We look forward to seeing everyone out on the course! 2013-11-21 – Updated: Mako start time adjusted, Pallas Athena withdrew from series. Read More »

REMEMBRANCE DAY RACE – 2013-11-11

REMEMBRANCE DAY RACE – 2013-11-11

Polar Bear Series / Racing

I was going to stop there, but then I realized that in actual fact we all had a great day, in spite of the fact that there was not a breath of wind. Our race today was to be a pursuit race with the slowest boats going off first and the fastest some 45 minutes later with all the others at regular intervals in between. These things are great fun for everybody because you always know where you stand.... Read More »

Remembrance Day Sailing Instructions Posted

Remembrance Day Sailing Instructions Posted

Racing

If you are participating in the Remembrance Day race of the VRC Polar Bear series, please download the addendum to the Sailing Instructions. Just to highlight a few differences about this race: We look forward to seeing everyone out on the course! Read More »

Navis Marine Insurance Brokers

Welcome Aboard Navis!

Polar Bear Series

The VRC Race Committee is excited to announce Navis Marine Insurance Brokers as the newest sponsor for the VRC Polar Bear Series! Navis is a Specialty Insurance Brokerage dedicated to providing  protection and insurance coverage for the unique needs of marine related clientele.  With over 20 years of experience, Navis takes pride in offering their clients a unique Yacht Insurance policy that helps... Read More »

Close Quarters

POLAR BEAR RACE #1 – 2013-10-20

Polar Bear Series / Racing

Fog had socked in English Bay for a week and getting a race off this Sunday was not looking good. At least I think it was fog. I did have a drink or two during the week, so it could have been anything! But when Racing Officer Steve Barbour came aboard with Ben Rummen’s new wife, the “unsinkable Mida” in tow, plus two others, I was up, scrubbed and ready to get out there, no matter what. The Perihe... Read More »

In Good Hands…

In Good Hands…

Polar Bear Series

VRC is stoked to have the ongoing support of Jason and Jaye of Evolution Sails. A perennial sponsor of all things VRC (yachting, anyways); they are back this season to keep us primed with authentic, cool prizes and to add to the foundation of the new Mentorship Program we are running. Hear their talks on sail care and trimming, have them out on your boat this winter for some mentoring, and know th... Read More »

“OCD” Flies a coloured sail to keep in touch.

SHAG RACE – 29 SEPTEMBER 2013

Racing / SHAG / Single Handed Racing

(Single Handed, Anything Goes) The forecast was for 100 kms/hr gales and there were heavy rainfall warnings for EVERYWHERE! But a few brave (or stupid) souls made their way out to the start line at the QC buoy for the SHAG (Single Handed Anything Goes race) – which nearly didn’t happen. The committee boat was the good ship Perihelion, and I had been having some trouble with fuel delivery, but I ha... Read More »

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