Year-Round Sunday Series
Sunday Series Schedule & Results
We're in one of those fortunate places that is possible to have year round sailing. So why not take full advantage of it. We offer four series covering each season of the year. Each series consist of eight Sunday races and the best seven will count. On cancelled races there won't be any make up race.
Our race procedure is simple: We pick a course that everyone follows. Sometimes we all start at the same time and sometimes we have pursuit races where the slower boats start first. In the case of one start races we report our elapsed time and we determine the positions after calculating the adjusted time for each boat using its PHRF rating. In the case of pursuit races the finish order is the race result.
For a more formal description check out our Sailing Instructions document (updated Feb07/22 re use of engine in emergency)
Also check out this excellent pdf document "The Basic Sailboat Racing Rules All Racers Should Know"
Effective July 2020 we have pre-planned a number of courses which are intended to be used in both pursuit racing and in races where all boats start at the same time.
Here they are:
("IH" means "In-Harbour", "OS" means "Outside the Harbour).
Check out our new courses page!
See Regatta page for 2022 Regatta course diagrams.
Pursuit Race Start Times matrix
Effective Sept 1/21 we have replaced the previous start times listing with a spreadsheet in the form of a matrix where knowing the course length and your PHRF rating (to the closest 5 secs) you can look up your start time. This system is fully described in our August 2021 Newsletter - please check that out if you have any questions.
Click here to see the new matrix.
Recent race results
Nov 26 - adhoc. 10 boats, OS #4. Top 3: Alatus, Shen and Aria. Top 3: Fast Lane, Topless and Shen.
Nov 19 - adhoc. 7 boats, Green Lady → Hopkins → Keats Ferry Dock → Old Ferry → Soames → Green Lady. Top 3: Aria, Take 5, Matilda
3. Fast Lane
Race #8, Nov 5. 7 boats, Green Lady → Hopkins → Old Ferry → Soames → Green Lady. Top 3: Alatus, Shen and Aria.
Race #7, Oct 29. 7 boats on OS 4. Top 3: Aura, Fast Lane, Ruckus.
Race #6, Oct 22. 7 boats, Soames to the old ferry (port rounding) to Keats bouy (port rounding) to the Soames can (port rounding) - 2x then finishing at the Green lady. Top 3: Topless, Fast Lane, Aura.
Race #5, Oct 15. 9 boats, Green Lady → Hopkins → Old Ferry → Hopkins → Green Lady. Top 3: Aura, Fast Lane and Aria.
Race #4, Oct 8. 6 boats, OS #4 course. Top 3: Aura, Fast Lane and Aria.
Race #3, Oct 1. 10 boats, OS #1 course. Top 3: Aura, Alatus and Aria.
Race #2, Sep 24. 7 boats around Keats Island clockwise. Top 3 boats: Topless, Aura and Alatus.
Race #1, Sep 17. 9 boats on OS #1 course. Top 3 boats: Topless, Aria and Aura.
Sep 10, 2023. Halibut Bank Race. 8 boats in consistent winds. Winners: Aura, Alatus & Topless.
2. Hara II
3. Jane's Addiction
Race #8, Aug 27: 6 boats. Top 3: Topless, Jane's Addiction, Ruckus.
Race #7, Aug 20: 7 boats. Top 3: Topless, Hara II, Ruckus.
Race #6, Aug 13: 7 boats. Top 3: Topless, Aura, Hara II.
Race #5, Aug 6: 8 boats. Top 3: Aura, Hara II, Jane's Addiction.
Race #4, Jul 16: 7 boats raced around Keats. Top 3: Toples, Aura and Aria.
Race #3, Jul 9: 4 boats out today for the around Bowen rock race. Top 3: Hara II, Sunshine and Ruckus.
Race #2, Jun 25: Only 4 boats out today for the Home Islet/Worlcombe Island route (anticlockwise). Light wind but it persisted. Top 3 boats: Aria, Jane's Addiction, Hara II.
Race #1, Jun 18: 6 boats showed up for the first race of the summer series. We sailed the Mariner's Rest course (IH 3) in a mix bag of winds. Top 3 boats: Aura, Jane's Addiction, Aria.
3. Jane's Addiction
Race #7, May 28: 8 boats sailing on OS 4 course. Winners: Topless, Aura, Jane's Addiction.
Race #6, May 21: 9 boats sailing on an undisclosed course. Winners: Aura, Aria and Topless.
Race #5, May 14: 7 boats sailing the OH 1 course. Winners: Aura, Jane's Addiction and Aria.
Race #4, May 7: 6 boats sailing the IH 1 course. Winners: Aura, Aria and Jane's Addiction.
Race #3, Apr 30: 8 boats sailing the IH 3 course in a pursuit race. Winners: Aria, Aura and Shen.
Race #2, Apr 23: 7 boats sailing the IH 1 course in a pursuit race. Winners: Topless, Aura and Jane's Addiction.
Race #1, Apr 2: 6 boats sailing the IH 6 course. Winners: Mandala, Aria and Ruckus.
Mar 26, ad-hoc: 9 boats around Pasley Islands (btwn Ragged - Mickey). Winners: Aura, Topless and Jane's Addiction.
Race #8, Mar 19: 11 boats sailing OS 4 course. Top 3 boats in the race: Topless, Ruckus & Aria.
Race #7, Mar 12: 8 boats sailing a modified in-harbour race. Top 3 boats in the race: Topless, Ruckus & Aura.
Race #6, Mar 5: According to David P.: "Good wind for most of the race. The sun came out and we were blessed by 4 killer whales.". 4 boats raced and the first 3 were: Aura, Aria & Ruckus.
Race #5, Feb 26: Cancelled due to weather.
Race #4, Feb 19: 4 boats sailed in a light breeze a short in-harbour course. Top 3 boats: Aura, Jane's Addiction and Aria.
Race #3, Feb 12: Cancelled due to rain and fog.
Race #2, Feb 5: Seven optimistic crews turned out to race on a wet day with no wind. We had to cancel but well done all on Aria, Topless, Jane's Addiction, Shen, Aura, Mandala, and Ruckus for being keen enough to go out and try.
Race #1, Jan 29: 5 boats showed up for the first race of the winter series. We sailed in light winds an in-harbour race (Green Lady to Hopkins and back). Top 3 boats: Aura, Ruckus and Mandala.
Jan 22: 6 boats out in very light wind (again) for short In-Harbour race. Line honours Topless and on corrected time
1 Shen, 2 Topless, 3 Sunshine
Jan 15: 6 boats for modified IH-1 course. Wind v light to start but improved.Line honours Sunshine and on corrected time
1 Aria, 2 Mandala, 3 Sunshine
Jan 8: Cancelled due to heavy rain.
New Year's Day 2023: The perfect way to start the year. Seven crews for some very close racing in light wind with Mandala smartly taking the shoreside route up to Hopkins Landing and holding on for line honours.
1. Aria 2. Mandala 3. Ruckus
Nov 6 Final race in the series. 7 races sailed and one cancelled.
Sep 11: Annual Halibut bank race. 6 boats participated. The race timeout out at 4:30pm and no boat crossed the finish line.
Jane's Addiction 🥉
Hara II 🥇
Jane's Addiction 🥉
Jane's Addiction 🥇
Hara II 🥈
R1 Sept 19: 5 boats, course OS#4.
1st Jane's Addiction, 2nd Aura, 3rd Hara II
R2 Sept 26: Cancelled due to weather
R3 Oct 3: 9 boats, pursuit start, course IH#6 10.8nm.
1st Aura, 2nd Namba, 3rd Ruckus
R4 Oct 10: 8 boats, modified course IH#2 using a buoy at Harbour Bluff as an experiment. A glorious fall day but with very gusty, shifty, wind.
1st Take 5, 2nd Topless, 3rd Ruckus.
R5 Oct17 and R6 Oct 24: Cancelled due to weather
R67 Oct31: 10 boats on course OS#4 and on a most beautiful day.
1st Ruckus, 2nd Aura, 3rd Elan
R8 Nov07: Cancelled due to weather.
We decided not to add additional make-up races and declared the winners with 4 races run: 1st Aura, 2nd Jane's Addiction, 3rd Ruckus.
2nd Annual Halibut Bank 20 mile race, Sept 12.
Ten boats started and seven finished. Well done everybody who came out in the windy and wavy conditions.
1st Topless, 2nd Jane's Addiction, 3rd Hara II.
Eight races were run with an average of 8 boats per race.
Overall winners for the series:
Topless, as usual, was a consistent performer but didn't have it all it's own way with Namba, Blusail, and Take 5 all winning races.
2nd Hara II
3rd Jane's Addiction
1st Namba, C&C 39, Mark and Denise Evans
2nd Ruckus, Martin 242, Dave Pritchard and Ted Bentley
3rd Topless, Catalina 37, Bob and Rebecca Armstrong
1st Jane's Addiction, Rolf Braun
2nd Sunshine, Marc Soprovitch
3rd Hara II, Peter Heiberg