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Racing

Over the years we have hosted many events including:

  • Annual Hobie Class regatta at Cultus Lake 

  • 2008 and 2016 BC Summer Games at Harrison Lake

  • BC Laser Masters

  • BC Sailing Circuit event for youth sailors

Our team of volunteers always help make them very successful. These are always fun events and we are always looking for people who like to be involved!  Please let us know if you would like to help out.

Our growing youth race team attends local regattas. 

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Pumpkin Bowl Regatta.

West Vancouver Yacht Club.

October 2021

Hobie Division 4 Points Regatta

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Every year in May, the CLSC hosts the opening points regatta for the Hobie Class Association in the Pacific Northwest. This is a gathering of some of the best Cat Sailors in the northwest. With their colourful sails these cats make a unique site on the water. The racing is always fun and enjoyable to watch. Come down and take a look at the boats and let us know if you'd like to be involved!

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Cultus Lake Hobie Regatta. For those who missed it, shame on you, you missed a great event! First off, the weather was very warm and sunny all weekend! And there was wind both days! (more on that later) But for those who arrived Friday night we arranged (haha) a spectacular light show to entertain everyone. Mind you, it did arrive a bit late for some of us who missed the whole thing, but others (Paul Carter/ Bob Combie) got some great shots of the Aurora Borealis that was in magnificent display over the northwest that night. (please share some!)

We had a total of 14 boats show up, 11 H18's and 3 H17's. Saturday was very warm which delayed the arrival of the wind till about 1430, which allowed everyone to put the boats back together after 9 months of down time, see what they forgot and beg, borrow, steal so they could race this weekend... Right Tim?? (Hard to go upwind without dagger boards, Thanks do Don who just happened to have a spare set.) When the wind arrived, we started the first 2 races in double trap conditions, with the pressure getting lighter as the day wore on. 4 races were completed with John/ Della Hoag dominating the 18 fleet and Paul Carter just managing to stay ahead of Dave and Graham in the 17 fleet. Sunday, there was a short delay on shore but the wind arrived much earlier and stronger! And stayed with us the rest of the day. 3 races were run in conditions much more demanding (15-18 knots) which left everyone tired and sore at the end of the day.

Mark and Christine put on a great meal on Saturday night with chili, salad and a wonderful eggplant/ parmesan casserole.

Steve Brunsden, our RO, brought some argument kits (protest models) which were given to certain folks deserving 'special mention' for actions during the weekend. These went to John Hoag, for hugging (with his boat) one of the rounding marks, J Rosenbach for doing a similar thing to one of the mooring buoys leaving the beach, Phil Smith for being the only boat to capsize all weekend and Elianna Sutcliffe (Paul's crew) who fell off the boat at the start line... (Just because the J handle was faulty and broke was not an acceptable excuse!)

All in all, it was a great weekend, wonderful to see everyone again after a long hiatus and looking forward to the next one.

As always a big thank to our volunteers who make it all happen on and off the water...

Steve Brunsden (RO), Charlene, Terry, Mirabelle on the committee boat, Bob, Paul and Mark on the markset team, Mark and Christine for the Saturday supper and all the others who helped along the way.

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