The Scott Point Lightning Invitational is set for a return in 2021 after taking a Covid break in 2020. With the expected easing of travel restrictions and hope for opening of the US/CAN border, teams are eager to get back on the course
The 2021 event is set for Saturday July 31 and Sunday Aug 1. Teams from Salt Spring, Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland and Vancouver Lake are already making plans.
For more details, contact Bill Cote at soleilsansfinataol.com or (250) 210-1716
2019 Event Won by Vancouver Lake’s Roger Hicks on Roaring 40s
In the inaugural 2019 event, 7 Lightnings from SPOG, Kits YC, RVanYC and the Vancouver Lake fleet appeared for the inaugural Scott Point Invitational. It is clear that the locals were intent on making the guests feel welcome by letting them sail to the front of the fleet. In the usual weird shifts that accompany a westerly wind in Long Harbour, the crews from Portland and Vancouver lead the SPOG boats around the course all 6 races over 2 days.
Saturday featured four short races against the ferry, as well as each other. This was followed on Sunday by an unusual long distance race that took the fleet out of Long Harbour, across Captain Passage with a gushing 4 kt ebb current, and over to Owl Islet – and back again. This was followed by 1 shorter race to complete the racing schedule.
Tied for fear on points after 6 races was Ran Vered of Kits YC and Roger Hicks from Vancouver Lake, WA , followed by Menno Bos, also of Kits YC in 3rd. Following a count back, Roger Hicks and crew (Stuart – thanks for the cookies) aboard Roaring Forties are the winners of the 2019 Invitational.