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Canadian Ocean Racing
Canadian Ocean Racing (COR) is Canada’s premier offshore racing team, founded by Eric Holden.
COR is using Open 60 O Canada for the Aspiring Offshore Athletes training program and taking her back on the racing circuit to compete in the IMOCA races.
The mission of COR is to raise the profile of Canadian offshore racing while building a program to develop the next generation of sailors.
Support Canadian Ocean Racing through tax-deductible donations via Wind Athletes Canada at http://www.windathletes.ca/donate
Learn more about the program at www.canadianoceanracing.com
Welcome to the Race-Ready RVYC Opener, the first regatta in the RVYC Big Boat Series taking place on March 28th & 29th, 2015. This event will serve as the perfect tune-up for both crew and boat before the Southern Straits Classic. For more info, find links on the VARC home page.Read More
Good Friday April 3rd 2015 will mark the 47th consecutive start for the West Vancouver Yacht Club’s Southern Straits Classic. 2014 saw over 100 boats on the Start Line with over 700 sailors in attendance from all over the Pacific Northwest. This year, Southern Straits is pleased to present all new Courses, a new Double Handed ... Read More
VARC Online Registration is now open after a short delay to implement a new rating look-up feature. This feature will automatically populate the registration form with your current rating and other info when you select your boat name from the drop-down menu – you will need to enter the first two or three letters of ... Read More
The 2013 proposed VARC schedule is now posted here. The distance and inshore regatta series are as follows: Distance, 6 events Southern Straights, March 29-30, WVYC, Collingwood Channel, May 4th, WVYC, Round Bowen Island, June 8th, BIYC, SOAR, Aug 9th 10th 11th, SYC, English Bay Scramble, Aug 17th, TCYC Fraser River Lightship, Oct 5th, RVYC Inshore Regatta, 5 events Opener Regatta, April 13/14, RVYC Summer ... Read More
The VARC 2012 Championship Series wrapped up in October and year-end awards were presented on 21 November at the Steveston Marine Awards Banquet. Complete results are posted here: http://www.varc.bc.ca/results/. Note that the Division 6 results have changed since the presentation of awards following a recalculation of the regatta scores: L'Aristo has earned the championship and ... Read More
This BC Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Course (Safety at Sea) is for experienced sailors who are participating in distance and offshore races and passages. The course includes classroom and practical sessions. Topics covered include safety equipment, storm sails, weather forecasts, heavy weather, man overboard, emergency signals and communications. Practical sessions include inflating and using lifejackets, ... Read More
Steveston Marine Awards Ceremony for the BMW VARC Series Host: Vancouver rowing Club call (604) 687-3400 for tickets Price: $45 per person (incl. taxes and gratuities)Time: Cocktails @ 6pm Dinner @ 7pmBuffet style dinner and cash bar with Dessert, Coffee, Tea, Awards and more socializing to follow afterwards Note: A silent auction and raffle will held to raise funds for ... Read More
The next running of the Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race will be 8 - 22 June 2013. Registration closes 16 November 2012. The organizer of this race is a VARC Championship Series Event Sponsor, Blast Performance Sailing. Visit the Van Isle 360 website for more information about this two-week 580 nautical mile race around ... Read More
This year FCYC and VRC have joined forces to co-host the Remembrance Day Pursuit race on Sunday, 11 November. The race will be scored by FCYC as a separate regatta; it will also be scored by VRC as one of nine races in the Polar Bear Series. There will be 2 minutes of silence at 11:00am, ... Read More
VARC is currently seeking nominations for the following committee positions: Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations and Web Manager, Sponsorship. The VARC Constitution specifies that Secretary and Treasurer are to be appointed from the VARC Committee; however, since none of the present Committee Members wish to stand, VARC is seeking nominations for all positions listed above from the ... Read More
Registration is now open for the upcoming BC Sailing Safety at Sea class, to be held November 3-4, 2012 in West Vancouver. The BC Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Course (Safety at Sea) is for experienced sailors who are participating in distance and offshore races and passages. The course includes classroom and practical sessions. Topics covered include ... Read More
90 Minute Seminars - 5 Part Series Rick Hatch (CAN-NU) will be teaching a new Rules and Strategy Seminar Series, hosted by Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. Everyone is welcome to attend. Come out and up your game! Full details available here. - Monday July 23 - Monday Aug 13 - Monday Aug 27 - Monday Sep 17 - Monday Oct 1 5:45pm to 7:15pm RVYC LOWER BOARDROOM COST - ... Read More
VARC is excited to have BMW sign on as our Title Sponsor for the second year running! Once again, every boat racing in a VARC event must now display the official BMW decal on both sides of their bow for every event. Note that this comes into effect beginning with the Southern Straights Race on ... Read More
For those looking to expand their horizons, a number of clinics are scheduled over the next several weeks on judging, umpiring and match racing: Judges Clinic - for Racers West Vancouver Yacht Club Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 9 to 5 pm. Registration required. Details at www.race-ready.com Umpires Clinic - for Match Racers* Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Sunday, March 4, 2012 9 to 5 pm. Registration required. Details ... Read More
BMW's ongoing sponsorship of VARC is bringing another round of excellent seminars to increase the level of competition amongst Vancouver sailors. Upwind & Downwind Sail Trim & Steering in all wind and wave conditions. Host: Deep Cove Yacht Club Date:Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 Time: 7 to 9:30 pm. No charge, sponsored by BMW courtesy of VARC. Get Racing! - Tips for ... Read More
The VARC Mentor Program is an exciting new initiative designed to fill two needs in the Vancouver area sailing community. The first objective is to introduce neophyte or prospective racers to the art of racing competitively in an environment that is less competitive than the typical VARC regatta with aid from VARC Mentors. The second ... Read More
In May, VARC is introducing a new seminar series from Race-Ready to provide Vancouver area sailors with additional training on many aspects of racing technique, tactics and rules. Participation in these seminars is free for VARC sailors, thanks to our title sponsorship from BMW. Registration is mandatory (but free!), and can be done online here. ... Read More
The BC Sailing Safety at Sea program offered its inaugural course this past weekend, April 2-3. The two day course started Saturday, at the West Vancouver Yacht Club, where the sold-out class of twenty-four experienced sailors were immersed in topics including care and maintenance of safety equipment, storm sail, heavy weather, damage control, hypothermia and man ... Read More
The countdown to the 43rd Annual Southern Straits Classic is on! With the race date coming up quickly on April 23rd, it’s time to get tuned up and ready with WVYC’s series of Tech Talks & Straits Seminars: Thursday, February 24th 7:30pm: Tech Talk hosted by Stewart Jones. Topics will include Snowflake Strategy tips and everyone’s ... Read More