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The results of Swiftsure 2007
Please direct any questions about the results to the Swiftsure Office.
A huge thank-you to all our sailors, business and media partners, and
Without you, this event would not take place.
We look forward to seeing you all next year!
Come down and take part in Swiftsure Weekend!
Swiftsure Race Centre at Ship Point (Inner Harbour) open for registration
and infromation between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM.
Find out the latest news about Swiftsure 2007...
Clipper Ventures PLC
Welcome Clipper Ventures Plc was
founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in 1995.
2007 Southern Straits Race - April 6-8th
2007 - West Vancouver, Canada
The company owns the rights to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race,
which starts from Liverpool in September 2007.
Clipper Ventures also owns the rights to the VELUX 5 OCEANS single handed
round the world race, which started in Bilbao in October 2006, and the
rights to Zapcat Racing.
Clipper Ventures develops and promotes major marine events capable of
attracting significant participation, media coverage and associated sponsorship
Every year Easter Weekend has
come to mark a West Coast racing tradition.
West Vancouver Yacht Club
On behalf of the West Vancouver Yacht Club, Race Sponsors, and the Race
Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 39th Annual Southern
Straits Classic on the weekend of April 6 - 8, 2007.
New this year is the introduction of a third course.
* The Long Course (118 NM) is open to boats rated at 110 and lower.
* The Medium Course (88 NM) is open to boats with a rating from 50 to
* The Short Course (65 NM) is open to boats rated at 111 and higher.
The pre-race mandatory check in, Skippers' meeting and party will be held
at the West Vancouver Yacht Club on April 5, 2007.
See the Schedule page for more information.
Click here to go to the Registration page.
West Van's warm summer evenings
attract a large number of yachts to the Wednesday Evening series which
runs weekly from May until late September.
This series strikes a perfect balance between competitive racing on the
water and relaxed socializing in the Clubhouse afterwards.
Amendments to Sailing instructions 2.3 to eliminate floating ratings for
5 for Summer and Fall series and to 12.1, 12.2 & 13.1 to allow for
course option "B" which includes a reaching mark on lap 2.
Have you always wanted to compete in the Wednesday Evening Series but
don't want to unload the boat every week of cruising gear?
Not sure you could muster up a crew of 7?
The Wednesday Evening Series offers a "Cruising" division that
is open to everyone that wants to get out on the water and give it a try.
This is a "NFS" division (ie: no spinnaker) and no PHRF certificate
Click here to view our Race Archives.
Bruce Millar at IFDS Worlds in
Rochester, NY From September 7th to 15th the Disabled World Championships
were held in Rochester, NY.
Tiddly Cove Yacht Club: English Bay Scramble
2007 Pumpkin Bowl Regatta The West Vancouver Yacht Club is please to annouce
the 2007 Pumpkin Bowl Regatta being held on Oct. 20th -21st.
Finn Junior Worlds John Romanko and Will Cowan are presently competing
at the Finn Junior Worlds in Moscow.
The Canadian Optimist Championship The Canadian Optimist Championship
is being hosted by the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club in Montreal August
Over 110 sailors under the age of 15 are competing.
The first day brought 22-28 knots of breeze and there was a lot of exciting
sailing, capsizing, sub-marining and high speed for thses little boats.
The top sailor after 8 excellent races is Sarah Douglas who is representing
Top Canadian is Jacob Chaplin-Sanders who is 15 years old and represented
Canada at this year's World Championship in Italy.
Third Canadian is Dominic Fritz who was also at the Worlds this year.
Mike Leigh has started of where he belongs, in the top 3 and is third
with consistent races in top 5.
On the 49'er course, Ben Remocker is in 16th place, Nikola Girke in the
RSX female class broke a batten right before the start and is in 18th
place while Zac Plavsic is in 20th in the RSX mens division but there
are many days to come.
Pacific Coast Championship Natalia Montemayor from Royal Vancouver Yacht
Club wa second overall and first female in the Pacific Coast Championship
in the Laser 4.7 class which was held in San Francisco August 10th to
Western Canada Summer Games Day 1 started with heavy rain and 15 knots.
When: Saturday, Aug 18th Course:
Round the four "corners" of the Bay, in any order/direction.
Thank you racers for making this the biggest (49 boats!) and most successfull
English Bay Scramble ever..
The truly one-of-a-kind race on the VARC calendar.
As you know, we cross the start line in either direction, round the marks
in any order and to either side, and cross the finish line in either direction.
Naturally, good sailing and smart tactics count...
but have you polished your crystal ball, too?
In past years, conditions have combined for ideal Scrambley race: Currents
and winds were sufficiently ambiguous to send skippers all over the bay
following the start.
It truly was as scrambley as we hoped it would be.
We invite you and your crew (as well as friends and family) to join us
on the patio of the Maritime Museum for a Summer BBQ / Awards Ceremony.
The presentation will be made at the post-race barbecue at the Maritime
Museum and the trophy will stay with the winning skipper for the next
The start/finish line will be at approximately 49°18' N, 123º12'
W. The four marks' distances to the S/F line are now: - E - North of QB:
1.74nm - G - East of Point Grey Bell buoy: 2.4 nm - M - Kits barge buoy:
1.67 nm - F - Passage Island: 5.0 nm You will have to arrive on the scene,
size up the probability of being able to sail all the marks, and then
choose the best course!
Come out, have some fun, and GOOD LUCK!