Nov 21, 2019

NAs StartlineMartin 242- 2019 North American start line

The event will be part of the regular SIN Regatta hosted by the Nanaimo Yacht Club ("NYC") on the July 4/5 weekend after Canada Day and during the US Independence Day holiday long weekend.

The Fleets selected Nanaimo in recognition of it being the top overall choice of Survey respondents, both from an overall scoring perspective and also from those who ranked it as their 1st or 2nd choice relative to the other 3 venue options.

2019 National Championship

 

 

 

2019 North American championship

Nanaimo has also seen a modest resurgence in 242 ownership these past few years, and the NA's will help propel the growth of the Class on Vancouver Island, as well as providing most competitors with the opportunity to experience a new and exciting venue. This will be the first time ever that the NA's have been held in Nanaimo, and we expect to get over 30 boats based on the Survey responses

Martin 242 Mark Rounding

 

 

 

Martin 242, mark rounding

Plan ahead now! As Nanaimo is a major business and tourist destination on Vancouver Island, competitors are advised to research accommodation options well in advance of the event.

The regatta organizers will be looking into the possibility of competitors being able to stay on NYC member boats in their Marina to help defray costs, and Ken Holland has a 2/3rds-acre property a few miles from the Club where people can tent or park Campers and RV's. More information on accommodation options will be provided in subsequent update emails.

Limited moorage will also be provided at NYC for motherships, and there are several commercial marinas nearby and excellent anchoring also in the Inner Harbor.

The SIN website will also provide information about travelling to NYC, both via water delivery, and via ferries (Horsehoe Bay to Nanaimo, Tsawwassen to Duke Point, and Port Angeles to Victoria). Air transport is also readily available for competitors.

Lots of social events are planned, including the world-famous Optimist races on the Friday night as part of the Dock Party with music, as well as a dinner and band on Saturday night.

More information will be available soon.

For any immediate questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Martin 242 NA's Coordinator, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via cell at 1-250-327-2092, who will be working closely with the SIN Regatta Committee.

Related Articles

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 09:59

For centuries the lure of the west coast brought settlers, immigrants, migrant workers, gold seekers, adventurers and entrepreneurs. Prior to their arrival...      

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 09:52

In my youth, summers in Nanaimo were not complete without a visit to Newcastle Island. Just a short boat ride away, it offered beautiful beaches, hiking trails, a rich history and an enticing...

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 01:54

On November 19, 2016, Royal Victoria Yacht Club hosted the first ever Vancouver Island Racing Series Participant Forum. 36 attendees included; Fleet Captains, Racers, Race Officers, Crew members and...

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 02:20

One of the activities organized by the Vancouver Island Fleet group is an Offshore Boats Tour, held at various Victoria-area marinas where member boats are docked. This year, the Mid-Island members...

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 05:37

The Oakville Club team skippered by Ed Thompson wins the first ever 1D Cup hosted by National One Design Sailing Academy.  Ed and his crew of Alison Thompson, Cam Macrae, Chris Dorrington, and...

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:46

Work is about to start on a new marina and float home development on Nanaimo’s Newcastle Channel. Harbour Homes Marina is planned to include up to 145 boat slips from approximately 20 to 80’ in...

 

 

X Shore Eelex 8000By Andy Adams

100% Electric performance available now

When we arranged to interview the designer and manufacturer to write a profile of the X Shore Eelex 8000 for the June 2021 issue of Canadian Yachting magazine, it was on the understanding that we always prefer to actually drive and experience the boats we write about, and we were especially keen to drive the X Shore when BCI Marine here in Canada, got their first boat from Sweden.

There has been a lot of media attention around everything electric lately, especially electric vehicles, but so far, most electric boats are a concept, not yet a reality. The X Shore Eelex 8000 is a reality and a very impressive one at that.

Read More

 

 

Beneteau Oceanis 34.1

 

Beneteau Oceanis 34.1By Zuzana Prochazka

Boats have been in high demand for the past two years and there’s no sign of this easing. Sailboats, that can move with the power of the wind, have made an especially significant comeback probably because of the high prices of fuel.

Even more interesting is the increased interest in smaller models that have been doing well at recent boat shows. These compact cruisers have definitely held their own even among the 50-foot behemoths at the docks. A good example of this is Beneteau’s new Oceanis 34.1, the second smallest in the line. 

Read More

Cowichan BayText and Photos by Marianne Scott

Cowichan Bay is a waterfront village with a row of shops, artisan products, marine supplies and a variety of places to eat. It also has a delightful Maritime Centre. You can easily spend a day or more here at one of three marinas hosting transient moorage. The place feels like an old-fashioned fishing village.

We arrived at this quaint hamlet on a calm day when the sun burned off twists of mist and created undulating oval diamonds on the wavelets. From the water, the village looks enticing with its dense jumble of colourful character buildings, float homes and houses-on-stilts lining the coast.

Read More

Marine SurveyingStory and photos by Timothy J.S. Martin

It seems like everyone has their “guy”, usually a marine surveyor they either know personally or have been referred to by another boater (or someone in the marine or insurance industries). Marine surveyors are often hired based on this type of referral, rather than on the merits of their qualifications and skills.

I often hear boaters express their displeasure about an experience where a marine surveyor “condemned” a boat, or the surveyor was viewed as unreasonable in relation to their recommendations. As a result, surveyors known to be less thorough and less detailed in their work tend to be favoured by boaters, especially for insurance surveys. 

Read More

 

  

RS Electric BoatsSailGP, the international racing series featuring high speed F50 wingsailed catamarans, is partnering with RS Electric Boats – sister brand of sailboat manufacturer RS Sailing – to use the Pulse 63 electric RIB as chase, coach and support boats.

RS Electric Boats will supply SailGP with four Pulse 63s, which were designed to be electric boats from the outset. The unique aerodynamic hull form is designed to support the weight of the batteries while allowing rapid acceleration, functional speeds up to 23 knots and ample range.

 

 

Read More