May 24, 2017

Basil HobbesOn June 30th through July 2ndcome and join the Nanaimo Yacht Club and celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday. A new non-competitive Canada 150 Division for Cruising Boats is now part the SIN Regatta.

Nanaimo Yacht Club's Snake Island Nanaimo Regatta is now: The Basil Hobbs Memorial SIN Regatta. This is a special year, with Canada's 150th Birthday landing in the middle of our regatta. We will be adding family-friendly events throughout the weekend, including a kid's fishing derby, movie nights, and a unique non-competitive sailing event called the Canada 150 Division ... think of a scavenger-hunt / poker-run on the water!


All are welcome for this division, singlehanded, fully crewed, families, pirates, mermaids, etc (and no rating certificates needed). Saturday July 1st will see a fireworks display on the waterfront, with the NYC docks being front-row viewing.

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Racers will have divisions and courses tuned for different boats. A cruiser/racer division is planned for boats that are not fully race prepared and crewed, but want to participate in a race regatta (PHRF Cruising Class rating adjustments will be applied for this division only). One-designs are welcome (see below for an early-bird enticement for one-design classes). Multihulls and faster monohulls will have new course options this year, including longer distance courses around Halibut Bank... come for the Party... race for the Halibut!

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Registration

Regular registration is just $70, and this is reduced to $50 for early-birds completing registration and payment before June 5th. As a special enticement this year... if five or more boats register to create a one-design division before the early-bird date, the 1st five registered boats in this division will have their registration fees fully refunded!

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KillarneyStory and Photos by: Jennifer Harker

We’re aboard Attigouatan, a Pursuit 2260 that normally lives life as a friend’s cottage boat, running back and forth from dock to dock. This will be her longest run in four years, travelling the approximately 120 kilometres (80 miles) northwest from Parry Sound to Killarney, threading our way through the northern reaches of the stunning 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay’s eastern shoreline.

Her name evokes an early indigenous name for Lake Huron – Spirit Lake. 

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