Polar Bear Series

Have a boat and are new to racing? No problem – this series is a great way for beginner skippers to get out on the water and into racing.

Don’t have a boat but still want to race? Perhaps you’re a member of one of the other sections and want to try your hand at sailing? We’ll find a ride for you – Lots of boats are looking for crew and rookies are certainly welcome! Email VRC’s Fleet Captain and they will set you up with a boat.

Looking for crew? Email VRC’s Fleet Captain with how many crew you’re looking for and what sort of libation your crew should bring.

Have more questions or wish to meet skippers and crew in person before the series? Attend VRC’s Rookie Racing Seminar on Tuesday, October 24 @1900 hours (Doors open @1830 hours) at the club in the Trophy Lounge.

Want to chat about the Polar Bear Series? Jump on over to the VRC Racing Facebook page!

Want to contact the Race Committee? Please email raceofficer@vrcracing.ca.

Join us in the Carver Bar at Vancouver Rowing Club after racing for the reading of results and door prizes!

The first race of POLAR BEAR 2023–2024 is Sunday October 29th!

2023–2024 Series:
October 29th
November 12th & 26th
December 10th
January 7th & 21st
February 4th & 18th
March 3rd

Full Series: $75 | Single Day: $25 — Register Now!

Event Rules (incorporating the NOR and SIs): Event Rules

For reference:
Race Signals 1 Race Signals 2 VRC Rowing Flow Pattern Rules of PHRF BC 2023 ORC Rating Systems Rule 2023 ORC IMS Rule Sail Canada OSR Category 4

Polar Bear Series Registrants and Volunteers:
2023–2024 Registrants 2023–2024 Polar Bear Series Volunteers

Protest Hearings and Decisions:
Hearings and Decisions


Series Results

Notices to Competitors:

Number Date & Time Notice