Ken & Barbie Race

Saturday August 24th, 2019
1100hrs – In and around English Bay

Register now! At the main VRC site

Notice of Race : Download
Sailing Instructions: on August 22nd, 2019


Boat Class Sail No. Rating Skipper Club
Wraith GP 26 18 85 Leifka Vissers VRC


What is the VRC Ken and Barbie race?

It’s a double-handed race where one person must be or look like a man, and the other must be or at least resemble a lady. Guaranteed we won’t be performing any thorough gender checks…

But I’ve never done a double-handed race before!

If you’ve never double-handed, here is a great opportunity to try it out! Come by the informal skipper’s meeting and get some pointers from others that have double-handed before.

Ken & Barbie after-party 2012

Ken & Barbie after-party 2012

What if I don’t have a Barbie (or Ken)?

If none of your buddies are willing to dress in drag, let me know and I’ll do my best to find a Barbie for you.

Is there a dress code?

No, but there will be prizes for best and worst dressed Ken & Barbie, so swing by the Race Committee before the race to show off your costumes.

But I have a cruising boat and don’t race!

Come play anyway! If you don’t have a PHRF certificate, I can help you out with the application or assign you a club rating for the event! This is a great first event!