Friday Night Races in Brownsville to start Friday, September 9th.
Friday nights in September, WSCYC is hosting the Friday Night races. These exciting races are starting on the 9th, and continuing each Friday throughout the month.
Race #1 — Friday the 9th
Race #2 — Friday the 16th
Race #3 — Friday the 23rd
Race #4 — Friday the 30th.
Click the link below for the Notice of Race and Registration, and Sailing instructions.
These races are open to all sailboats. Click on the link for Notice of Race to download and print the registration. Then click on the sailing instructions to print the course for the races.
Prizes are awarded after each race and for the series for each division. So don’t miss out on this fun and exciting time on the water!
WSCYC 2016 Single/Double Hand Race Saturday, August 20, 2016
Come alone, or bring 1 crew for this year’s Single Hand/Double Hand race.
2016 Single/Double Hand Sailing Instructions are for Sinclair Inlet are located here:
Details and Notice of Race for the Single/Double Hand Race are located here:
S/V Starblazer heads north this week to compete in the 50th Anniversary VicMaui International Yacht Race! The race starts at 1000 PST on Sunday in Victoria, BC Canada and ends on Maui in Hawaii. The crossing is expected to take about 14 days. Follow S/V Starblazer and the 21 other race boats with an online tracker at VicMaui.org!
Bob Hennessy (Captain)
Quick note from the Captain:
For the last year we have been preparing the boat for the Victoria to Maui race. This is an exciting year for the race because it is the 50th running of the Vic Maui. The crew of Starblazer competed in the qualifying races needed to enter Vic Maui. The overnight races included Swiftsure and Southern Straits. Other preparations included safety at sea courses, first aid courses, weather and routing courses etc. The classes were hosted by the RVYC and took place in Vancouver- they were a lot of fun and gave the crew time to be together and discuss plans and logistics. A lot of work went into the boat itself. We replaced the running rigging. We adjusted the mast. We rebuilt the cars. We fabricated a new bow pulpit and modified the bow roller. We installed brighter led nav lights. We replaced all the halogen light bulbs with led bulbs. We bought some new sails specifically for the race. We installed a water maker. We had to replace wiring and upgrade battery charging system. We relocated the traveler to the cockpit floor to make it easier to move around the deck. We replaced the steering cables. We installed a new rudder that was originally designed for the boat by Farr. We replaced the wet exhaust hose. We upgraded our electronics package. This is the tip of the iceberg of the work that went into preparation. Thanks to the crew, the crews wives and families and especially my kids and wife who put up with my sailing addiction. Our official start for the race is July 10th. We expect to arrive in Lahaina in about 11-14 days if winds allow…yes I am a bit overly optimistic. But with my fantastic crew aboard Starblazer I think we can do it. The Lahaina yacht club organizes a greeting party for us when we arrive in Lahaina and family and friends are encouraged to be a part of the festivities. Most of us have family meeting us in Lahaina to celebrate our arrival. The RVYC hosts an award ceremony on July 30th and we hope to be the big winners…hopefully not the turtle award given to the slowest boat. We hope to represent WSCYC – you can follow our progress on the Vic Maui website. Go The Starblazer!!!
S/V Starblazer heads north this week to compete in the 50th anniversary VicMaui Internatianl Yacht Race
Bob Hennessy (Captain)
Skipper Bob Hennasy does a quite recap of the past year, getting crew and S/V Starblazer ready for the race: