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The Gibsons Regatta 2023

The 2023 Regatta occurred over the weekend of July 22/23 with three races over the two days - a long around the Islands race on Saturday and two short in-harbour races on Sunday.

The Gibsons Regatta was a regular event on the Sea Cavalcade weekend. After a hiatus of a number of years the club revived it, having its first regatta on Saturday July 27th. 2019. The historic Howe Sound cup (which in past days was awarded to the overall winner of three local regattas: Bowen Island, Gibsons, and Squamish) was taken out of retirement and will henceforth be awarded to the Gibsons Regatta winner.

The regatta is open to anyone; free to SCYC and GYC members and $25 for others. First timers and those who rarely race are very welcome.

2023 Winners:

Overall & Division 1 Winner                    Divsion 2 Winner

Too Wicked                                                   Aura

M. Clements & Crew                                  I. Vulliez & Crew

The 2023:


Notice of Race, Race Instructions

Entry Form and waiver

Registered Participant List

Regatta Course Charts:

Moorage information:

Moorage for visiting boats is available - the Gibsons Harbour Authority has space and allows rafting. Harbour Manager, Chris Lougheed, or Wharfinger, Larry Ostrosky. Telephone 604-886-8017, or email

The Gibsons Marina has more limited space but worth a call 604-886-8686

Sponsor: Aura Sails

Professional photos for purchase here


- by division

- overall

Division 1 2nd Place                                Division 2 2nd Place

Polar Bear                                                   Aria

Z. Thompson & Crew                                C. Sutton & Crew

Previous regattas...

The 2022 Div 1 winner was Too Wicked, M242, Michael Clements, and the Div 2 winner was Aura, Tanzer 26, Ignacio Vulliez.

    - Division results

    - Overall results

2023 Schedule of Events:

Thursday, July 20, 5pm - Entries close

Saturday,  July 22:

    - 9am Skipper's Meeting in-front of the Gibsons Marina office.

    - 11:00am  Vhf check-ins done.

    - 11:30am "Long" Race start

    - 3pm to 6pm Social gathering at the Gibsons Public Market.

       No host bar.  

Sunday, July 23:

     - 10am VHF check-ins done.

     - 10:30am Short Race #1 start

     - 1:15pm Short Race #2 start

     - 4:00pm Results & Prize giving on the Gibsons Marina pier

Division 1 3rd Place                                Division 2 3rd Place

Topless                                                        Gone Wild

B. Armstrong & Crew                               Z. Rembisz & Crew

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