Event Stuff to Know

This is the Stuff Unique to Each Event

Doug Baxter Closer 2017

Date: Saturday, October 7 (possibly 8), 2017

Course: A number of short, snappy races around various buoys with appropriate opportunities to warm up between races.

Other Stuff: Given last year’s debacle raced on Saturday in the pouring rain and staring longingly at a beautiful sunny Sunday, the racing on Saturday may be postponed to Sunday if weather promises to be better.

Scoring is a regatta series.

NOTE: The start time for the first race will be Noon-ish.

Social: The usual shenanigans on Friday afternoon. There will be pot luck dinner on Saturday night at RVYC Pavilion. BYO stuff for BBQ, booze, and an appetizer, salad or dessert to share.

Round the Isles Opener 2017

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Courses: Around some combination of Fisherman’s Island, Surge Rock (local knowledge required), Clamshell Islet, and possibly Candlestick Islet (more local knowledge required)

Other Stuff: There may be more than 1 race. The points for the first race will be double the finish placing, but with only the usual Old Guys adjustment.

There will likely be beers on Friday afternoon and a Friday do-your-own dinner. There will be a pot luck dinner on Saturday night. BYOB, something to BBQ and something to share.

Moby’s Marathon 2017

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017. Start time will be adjusted so we arrive at Moby’s somewhere around 1:15.

Course: This is a 2 leg race with each leg counting separately. Leg 1 starts at the usual spot at A-Dock and finishes somewhere just shy of the Saltspring Marina docks in front of Moby’s Pub. Look for a committee boat and some sort of mark that the Race Committee may or may not point out to you. Leg 2 starts close the Leg 1 finish and ends at A-Dock. Each leg is about 3 miles.

Other Stuff: Each competitor will have a scoring adjustment of -1 point per Guinness consumed at Moby’s. By convention, Race Committee has reluctantly agreed that beer other than Guinness can count. Under no conditions will other drinks like wine (especially white wine spritzers) or chichi cocktails containing fruit be allowed to count.

There will be beers on Friday afternoon. There will be casual dinner for the survivors at the Commodore’s House on Saturday night starting at 6 pm. Kim’s Fabulous Catering will provide the dinner for a small charge. BYOB.

Long Harbour Classic 2017

Date: Aug 19, 20

Course: a 2 day regatta around various buoys (government and otherwise, crab traps or whatever). We will try to get as many races as people can survive, but there will be beer breaks.

Other Stuff: Full regatta scoring per RRS Appendix A. No throw outs.

Social: Friday- There will be beers on the dock on Friday afternoon, and likely we will take over the BBQ dock for a do your own dinner. Saturday-Racing starts 11-ish. There will be plenty of breaks for repairs and beer. The Commodore’s Dinner will be held at Commodore’s House on Saturday starting at 6:00. There will be a charge for dinner and Kim’s Fabulous Catering might sub-contract to the local taco truck as we are leaving for Scotland on Monday. Sunday-Racing will again start 11-ish, but there will be fewer races as some might want to catch the 2:45 ferry home.

 

The Locals Championship

Date: A Wednesday (or other suitable day with good weather) in late September

Course: A number of short, snappy races around various buoys with appropriate opportunities to warm up between races.

Other Stuff: Not widely publicized

Scoring is a regatta series.