New in 2018, the Locals Championship – a sort of invitation only event for those lucky enough to live on Saltspring Island, but being tired of being beat by ringers and city slickers. Held sometime in September this is a regatta at its most casual – a few races followed by a trip to Moby’s to invent stories. The winner claims the Locals Spittoon – you don’t want to know where it came from.
Sep 18/19 – Tim Slaney goes 2 and 1 and Wins the Locals Championship.
A beautiful day appeared after 2 days of solid rain. And a light and shifty westerly set up to make a perfect for the 5 SPOGgers who turned up for the SPOG laser race for locals only – no ringers, no city slickers. Competition was close in both races with several lead changes. Tim Slaney managed the wind shifts better than anyone else and accepted the Spittoon over beers at Moby’s. Race Committee of Bill Cote and Paul Sturdy did such a great job, they were honorary participants in the race.