About RVYC Racing Programs
The Royal Victoria Yacht Club has an active Club racing program throughout the year. A single registration covers these year-round events. The Sailing Instructions and Registration Form can be found at Documents, Forms & Links.
Summer: The keelboat fleet races every Wednesday night May-August at 6:20 with a distance racing start and several around the buoys starts. Each month is a separate series.
Winter: The keelboat fleet races on Sundays starting at 10am, alternating weeks between around the buoys and distance racing. There are three series: Fall (October-November), Winter (November - February) and Spring (February - April). See the racing calendar for specific dates.
Trophy Races: Between September and March, there are several "Trophy Races" -- see race calendar or upcoming race events for dates and event details.
Summer: The dinghy fleet races with the Cadboro Bay Sailing Association on Tuesday nights.
Winter: The dinghy fleet races on Saturdays, October - March, in the "Frostbite Series" with first start at 1pm. Check the racing calendar for specific dates.
The Mini-12 fleet races at 1pm most Saturdays, September through April. Lunch meetings precede racing and speakers address racing rules, tactics, boat setup, and a variety of other topics. Most racing is around-the buoys with races lasting 10-20 minutes, with 6 races each Saturday. The annual Interclub Regatta is a team racing event, so a few days are spent honing team racing skills.
The Sailing Instructions (often, incorrectly, referred to as Race Instructions) contain the details of the racing program. The starting procedures, course descriptions, and rules are included in this important document. Every sailor should read and understand the Sailing Instructions.
In addition to reading the Sailing Instructions, every racer should obtain and read the Racing Rules of Sailing, which is published by ISAF (International Sailing Federationb). Printed copies are available for purchase in the Club store and a pdf version can be downloaded from ISAF via the link on the Documents page.