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Racing Photos Available on the VRC Yachting Flickr Feed

Racing Photos Available on the VRC Yachting Flickr Feed

Ken & Barbie / Polar Bear Series / Racing / Remembrance Day / SHAG / VRC

That’s right, there’s plenty of photos of all the racing action available on our Flickr Photostream.  Photos are uploaded after every race (well usually a few days after), so check back often to see the great photos taken by Ian Cameron (Corra Jane) and Melissa Alfreds (from aboard the committee boat). If you have photos of your own that you’d like to share, please contact Fleet ... Read More »

Granville Island Boatyard

Granville Island Boatyard returns!

Polar Bear Series

We are very pleased to announce the Granville Island Boatyard is returning to sponsor the 2014/15 Polar Bear Series! Read More »

Remembrance Day Race – 2014

Remembrance Day Race – 2014

Racing / Remembrance Day / VRC

Yes, we remembered. Those who have fallen, that we may enjoy the life we have, are indeed remembered in the best way we know how, by going right out there and doing things that they have made possible. In our case, it’s yacht racing. At 11 AM we on the committee boat blew the horn several times to let the fleet know that the two minutes of silence was starting. Yes, we remembered. And we are... Read More »

Wind!  Again!  Polar Bear Nov 9 Recap

Wind! Again! Polar Bear Nov 9 Recap

Polar Bear Series / Racing / VRC

Wind! Again! So far, this polar bear series has seen more wind than the whole of last year’s series, and this is only the second day of racing. The committee boat, Beautiful Day, set up in it’s normal spot near QC. Soon 23 boats were circling around the start line, waiting for the start sequence. At 11:07 Div 1 and 2 roared across the line, beating their way to the Pt. Gray Bell Buoy in 8 to 10 kn... Read More »

Remembrance Day Results!

Remembrance Day Results!

Racing / Remembrance Day / VRC

What a fantastic day on English Bay.  Beautiful sunshine and strong winds greeted sailors participating in the VRC Remembrance Day Pursuit Race.  Twenty Two boats ranging from the 22′ Desiderata up to the 50′ Surfrider made it out to the start area.  At 11:00 the fleet observed two minutes of silence in remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our countr... Read More »

Remembrance Day Starting Sequence Posted

Remembrance Day Starting Sequence Posted

Racing / Remembrance Day / VRC

Registration is now closed and the starting sequence for the Remembrance Day Pursuit Race has now been posted. Download the starting sequence here: See you on the water tomorrow! Read More »

Polar Bear Divisions Update

Polar Bear Divisions Update

Polar Bear Series / Racing / VRC

VRC Polar Bear Series Amendment #1 November 7th, 2014 @ 1500h The following points have been modified or added to the Sailing Instructions: Section 8 Divisions 8.1. Yachts are assigned to divisions based upon their PHRF rating and the division splits are as follows: Division 1 – less than or equal to 99 Division 2 – 100 to 149 Division 3 – 150 to 194 Division 4 – greater than or equal to 195 8.2. ... Read More »

Remembrance Day Pursuit Race

Remembrance Day Pursuit Race

Racing / Remembrance Day / VRC

The Remembrance Day Pursuit Race has long been a tradition in Vancouver. Originally hosted by FCYC and now by VRC, this event starts with 2 minutes of silence at 11:00 a.m. in remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. Please read the Notice of Race and register today! Shane Alfreds VRC Fleet Captain Read More »

Big wind for opening Polar Bear race!

Big wind for opening Polar Bear race!

Ken & Barbie / Racing / VRC

Yesterday’s Polar Bear race started the series off with a bang! The race started with 8-10 knots of breeze and finished in the high teens with gusts in the mid-twenties… It was a fun challenge for the 24 boats that showed up for the first race of the series. The fleet all gathered around the QC buoy, the traditional starting area for this race, but the committee boat was no where to be... Read More »

SHAG 2014 – Wind!

SHAG 2014 – Wind!

Racing / SHAG / Single Handed Racing / VRC

Vancouver certainly delivered for VRC’s Single Handed Anything Goes regatta, commonly known as “SHAG” this past Sunday. And so did the skippers! Twenty-one “armies of one” made it to the race area in what started off as a challenging day for a regatta: the day was nice but there was absolutely no wind. The postponement flag was hoisted, a dollop of sunscreen was appli... Read More »

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