New for 2018 is the Locals Championship – a sort of invitation only event for those lucky enough to be living on Saltspring Island and tired of being beat by the 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 28, 2018 – Bucky DeRoos Wins the Inaugural Locals Championship
What a day for the first Locals Championship. Perfect conditions – sunny and with a gentle westerly – greeted the 4 participants and an equal number of SPOGgers more interested in race committee and the lunch at Mobys. After a rare protest was disallowed (over several beer at Moby’s), Bob DeRoos’ first and second place finishes held up to take home the Spittoon.