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 (revisions made Nov02 shown in red)
Also check out this excellent pdf document "The Basic Sailboat Racing Rules All Racers Should Know"
Pre-planned courses (updated Aug08/21)
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).
IH-#4 In-Harbour to Hutt Rock, 9.0 nm (DELETED AUG08/21)
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.
Racing during the pandemic
The SCYC stepped back from running races during the Spring and Summer of 2020 and fortunately some local sailors stepped up to do it, including introducing pursuit races, which have proven to be popular. We have not reported the results of these races on this website.
Effective Oct 27, 2020 we adopted a COVID-19 policy, and included it into our revised Sailing Instructions, and resumed running the racing and reporting results on this website.
Recent race results
Nov 14: 9 boats, In-Harbour course
1st Aura, 2nd Hara II, 3rd Take 5.
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: Ist 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.
Aug 29: 5 boats.
1st Topless, 2nd Aria (good to see Aria in the winner's circle), 3rd Hara II
Sep 05:- cancelled
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
!st Jane's Addiction, Rolf Braun
2nd Sunshine, Marc Soprovitch
3rd Hara II, Peter Heiberg