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SCYC Racing

SCYC hosts an active racing program based at Fairwinds Marina. Racing is the best way to learn about the intricacies and joy of sailing. Our inclusive racing program welcomes all kinds and ages of sailors, from experienced racers to novices.

Enjoy the camaraderie, fun, and exhilaration of yacht racing! Our skippers and crew compete locally and at other racing events in BC, Washington, and Oregon.


Our website contains everything you need to know about racing with SCYC. Click here to see the General Notice of Race (NOR) and click here for the Sailing Instructions for club handicap racing.

Contact the Fleet Captain by email link if you’d like more information. We are proud of our racing program. Our club racing which was featured in an article in the Spring 2018 edition of the Fairwinds publication ‘Passions’. The article can be found by clicking here.


  • Sunday Club Races during fall, winter and spring (handicapped).
  • Wednesday Evening Summer Fun Racing – ideal for sailors who like to race, or want to learn, but don’t want to get too serious about it.



  • June Regatta featuring the Lasqueti Island Race. This regatta offers comeptitive racing and draws boats from Victoria to Campbell River.
  • September Fleet Regatta with the focus on fun.


SCYC Club Racing

BMW Lasqueti Island Regatta

Pink & Blue Regatta

SCYC Fleet Regatta

SCYC Coaching & Training

Racing and Regatta Registration

Vancouver Island Racing Series

Contact the Fleet Captain

About Racing

Racing on Vancouver Island

Situated between Nanaimo and Parksville, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, members of Fairwinds Marina enjoy racing and cruising for twelve months of the year.

Racing is a great way to learn about the intricacies and joy of sailing. Our inclusive racing program welcomes all sailors, whether novice or experienced. You’ll find competitive series and regattas as well as fun racing. Fairwinds Marina has an active social program and features casual activities on the dock and organized events. We have on occasion speakers in conjunction with Nanoose Power & Sail Squadron.

Due to restrictions of COVID-19 changes have been made to the 2021 BMW Lasqueti Island Regatta. Please vist our Regatta page for more information 

We welcome your application for membership – come and join us onshore and afloat.



Racing Schedule



Safety at Sea.  March 21 – Cancelled for a later date

On Board Coaching for SCYC Boats – Dates to be determined.


Vancouver Island Racing Series (VIRS) and Other Regattas

Dates Regatta Event Yacht Club
March 27-29 Patos Island* SNSYC
April 9-11 Southern Straits WVYC
April 18-19 THRASH* RVicYC
May 8-10 Thetis Island* MBYC
May 15-17 Round Saltspring* SISC
May 22-24 Swiftsure* RVicYC
June 5-7 BMW Lasqueti Island* SCYC
June 13 Martin Marine Round Bowen Island BIYC
July 3-5 SIN* NYC
July 13-17 Point Roberts Race Week PRRW
July 31-Aug 1 Cow Bay* CBSA
Sept. 4-6 Maple Bay* MBYC
Sept. 18-20 CRASH* SNSYC
Sept. 25-27 CFSA* CFSA
Oct. 3-4 Thermopylae* RVicYC

* Designated as VIRS-scoring regatta. Other regattas (except PRRW) are eligible for “Wild Card” scores.


Vancouver Area Racing Council 


Date Regatta Event Yacht Club
April 4 Day Race “Opener”. RVYC
April 10-12 Southern Straits. WVYC
May 2 Halibut Bank. WVYC
June 13 Round Bowen BIYC
July 3-5 SIN NYC
July 11-12 Summer Regatta VRC
July 17-19 SOAR SYC
August 15 English Bay Scramble TCYC
Sept. 12-13 Deep Cove Regatta DCYC
Sept. 19-20 Howe Sound Regatta WVYC
October 3 Fraser River Lightship Race RVYC               


Racing & Regatta Registration

SCYC 2021 Fleet Regatta Registration – SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS 

The 2021 SCYC Fleet Regatta takes place on Sept.12th. Join in the on-water activity then enjoy a post-race social at Fairwinds. Please use this form to register for the race (Section One) and/or the onshore social activities (Section Two). Please note that there is a fee of $25 per person for non-member crew and guests to attend the onshore festivities.

Series Racing Registration

Non-member skippers require prior approval of the Fleet Captain to enter their boats in an SCYC PHRF race or race series. If approved, non-member skippers will be subject to the following schedule of fees:


  • Single Race $10, Race Series $25
  • Annual Race Program $60
  • Fees for a single race or race series will be waived the first time a non-member skipper enters his or her boat in a club race.
  • There is no fee for Wednesday’s fun racing.

SCYC Racing Results

Racing Program Results

SCYC 2021 racing program results

BMW Lasqueti Island Lite Race 2021 – Division 1 & 2 PHRF – HERE

BMW Lasqueti Island Lite Race 2021 – Cruising Division – HERE

Fleet Regatta 2021 HERE

SCYC 2020 racing program results

Ken Woodward Hot Rum Series 2020 HERE

Race Results  2019 – 2020-HERE

SCYC Information

Vancouver Island Racing Series

The VIRS Vancover Island Racing Series is heading into year nine! The VIRS is a series of regattas and races held throughout the calendar year. Come out and participate in the expereince of keelboat racing on Vancouver Island.



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