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NOTICE…Nanoose Bay, B.C., June 5, 2021
The first inter-club race of the 2021 sailing season did not disappoint! Once again, Schooner Cove Yacht Club ‘delivered the goods’ with its BMW Lasqueti Island Lite Race.
With a shortened course from the usual ‘round Lasqueti Island’, 23 boats from 7 Vancouver Island yacht clubs enjoyed a 21.6 nm course around small islands located between Schooner Cove and Lasqueti Island. Three divisions started from outside Fairwinds Marina, with 75+ skippers and crew.
Winds were from the northwest-to-west and varied between moderate, light, to strong and gusting, providing lots of opportunity for sail changes and reefing.
The winner of Division One – Monohulls (PHRF-BC) and the Overall Winner, taking home the Windsor Plywood Cup, was Westerly, skippered by Stuart Dahlgren of Royal Victoria Yacht Club. In second place was Pitoraq, skippered by Graham Heath of Canadian Forces Sailing Association, and in third place was Sea Lion, skippered by Ken Lott of Nanaimo Yacht Club.
The winner of Division Two – Multihulls (PHRF-NW) was Dream Chaser, skippered by Greg Keel of Nanaimo Yacht Club, followed by Mail Order Bride (Wayne Gorrie, Nanaimo Yacht Club) and Unleaded (Garry Sagert, Turkey Head Sailing Club).
The winner of the Cruising Division was Cemre, skippered by James Robinson of Comox. In second place was Pyrat, skippered by Dick Duffley and in third place was Regalo, skippered by Walter Clark, both of Schooner Cove Yacht Club.
Line Honours went to Westerly, skippered by Stuart Dahlgren, Royal Victoria Yacht Club. Best overall performance by a Schooner Cove Yacht Club member, and recipient of the Fairwinds Cup, was Troublemaker, skippered by Georgina Martin.
Schooner Cove Yacht Club’s Race Chair, John Collins, expressed his thanks to the race sponsor, BMW Nanaimo, for its unwavering support of the BMW Lasqueti Island Race.
John also commented, “What a day to be on the water with great but changeable winds. Being able to re-ignite the great camaraderie of our sailboat racing community after 15 months of racing restrictions has been a tremendous boost to everyone and we look forward to more races in the months ahead, on both sides of the Salish Sea.”
For a full list of results and information about the regatta, go to https://scyc.ca/results-bmw-lasqueti-island-lite-race-2021/
The 34th Annual BMW Lasqueti Island Regatta will be held June 3 to June 5, 2022.
For further information please contact:
John Collins Peter Milne
BMW Lasqueti Island Lite Race Chair SCYC Acting Fleet Captain
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Moorage and Visitor Information
Schooner Cove Yacht Club will provide complimentary moorage for registered boats Friday and Saturday night. For visiting boats, additional moorage may be arranged prior to and after the weekend by contacting the marina office at 250-468-5364. Fairwinds Marina will provide complimentary moorage for boats from the mainland if the skipper wishes to position their boat at Schooner Cove during the week ahead of the regatta. If you have special moorage concerns, please contact SCYC (see below for contact information). Marina Office hours are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm during the summer.
Registered boats will be advised of their assigned slip in advance of the regatta. When approaching Fairwinds Marina, call on 66A to announce your arrival. Volunteer wharfingers will assist you to find your slip and help you tie-up.
Visiting boats are requested to use garbage and recycling receptacles at the base of the ramp and in the parking lot. Showers and toilets are located beside the marina office at the top of the ramp. Overboard discharge is strictly prohibited in the marina, and a pump-out is available at no charge. Due to the number of boats and people at the Club during race weekend, some limitations may apply to normal marina services and amenities, such as water usage. Please note that camping on the docks or on marina property is not allowed. We ask all racers to do their part to help keep the docks and facilities clean, safe and pleasant for all.
There are currently no commercial food and beverage vendors at Fairwinds Marina. Fairwinds Bar and Grill at the Fairwinds Golf Clubhouse offers a wide menu. Check hours of operation at www.fairwinds.ca
or phone 250 468-9915. Registered racers will have meals included as part of their Regatta participation. A grocery store and Cascadia liquor outlet are located at Red Gap Centre, approximately 6 minutes away by car.
Due to construction activities at Fairwinds Landing, the area available for parking is limited. More details will follow, as solutions to this challenge are found.
Questions can be directed to John Collins, Regatta Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
Fairwinds and SCYC welcome you to Schooner Cove and hope you have a great race and a safe and memorable weekend!