Mar 7, 2017

Mischief AerialMischief, Eric Jespersen’s Melges 32 was the winner of Round Saltspring 2016

The Coast’s Favourite Regatta

The annual Round Saltspring Race May 19 – 21, and has evolved over 43 years into a whole weekend of celebrations, and has been called “the best regatta on the coast” by participants. Up to 120 boats participate in the Saturday race around the island, from maxi-boats to small club racers. By Friday night the Club docks are alive with activity as boats raft together, flags flying. Because the course offers unique challenges such as tidal currents and variable conditions, it’s a great test of tactics, seamanship, navigation and sailing ability. From year to year, it can be anyone’s race to win.

Entries Now Open

Another great Round Saltspring Race is in cards for 2017. In addition to the great race, fabulous Lamb BBQ, wonderful prizes and tons of fun, race fees have been reduced for 2017 as added inducement. There is a limit of 120 entries so please enter early. Note that the entry deadline is May 10, 2017. The Notice of Race has been posted and Entries can be completed on-line.

Entry Requirements

Please note that all boats are required to have a valid PHRF-BC or PHRF-NW rating certificate. If you do not have one, please contact BC Sailing prior to entering. All boats must submit rating certificate and proof of insurance prior to May 10th. A safety equipment compliance certificate and crew emergency contact list must be submitted at time of registration.

The Saltspring Island Sailing Club is extremely pleased to announce that Blackline Marine and Odlum Brown Limited have joined the 2017 Round Saltspring Race as Signature Sponsors.

 

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Almost Canadian, Almost Caribbean

Grand Turk IslandBy Mark Stevens • Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

Late afternoon, Grand Turk Island in the Turks and Caicos.

I’m chilling on the balcony of our beachside suite at the Bohio Dive Resort, gazing at sun-burnished whispering surf nuzzling the sand ten metres away.

A single couple populates the beach, shaded by a Norfolk pine. She leans over to say something to her partner every once in a while. Moments later he answers her.

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