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Regatta Toolbox Registration

Race registration is now completed online through Regatta Toolbox. This platform will make it easier to sign-up for races and join the fun! The registration link is provided in the event on the club calendar. 

The first time you use Regatta Toolbox, you will need to create an account. Simply click "SIGN UP". Once you have an account, search for the event under the "REGATTA LIST" tab and enter your details. If you have any challenges, contact

Reminders:

1 Our First and Inaugural 'Spring Around Race’ is happening this coming Sunday (March 24th).  Remember that we are now using Regatta Toolbox for all our Trophy Races and Regattas (And Spring Around Race).  the url is: https://www.regattatoolbox.com/ and signing up for an account (which you have to have in order to register) is free and easy!!  Compete in this race and you are guaranteed to cross the Start Line before Westerly -and see her in your rear view mirror for a substantial amount of time!! It may be your only chance this year!  

2 Lipton Cup is the next Trophy Race - on March 31st, and registration is via Regatta Toolbox.

3 THRASH is coming up real fast!! (April 13/14) and registration is open via Regatta Toolbox.

4 Spring Dinghies is May 4/5 - remember parking can be a little tough down on the Foreshore parking lot!! and please watch out for the competitors, their boats and their families!! (Registration is via Regatta Toolbox).

5. Spring Break Dinghy Camp is the 28th to the 31st. Dinghy sailors welcome. 10-4 each day. $35/day. For registration contact the RVYC Sailing Office at 250-592-6113 - or you can e-mail them at 

News:

The new Permanent Marks have arrived and are ready to be deployed.  Deployment Day (D-Day) is March 30th (Sat), weather permitting!!  We have to have them out by THRASH because the SIs have been written to include them!!

The Racing Fleets Committee are really excited about the opportunity that they will give Our Club, both for the racing program and for the instructional program.  The three temporary marks (on permanent anchors) worked well last year for both the Thursday Night Casual Racing Series and for the instructional program!!

The entirely re-written and updated General Sailing Instructions (GSIs) are almost ready for publication; we promise that they will be available before Opening Day.

Content Advisory:

You will really want to familiarize yourselves with the new GSIs!!  We are planning to have a couple of Wednesday Evening races where the Distance and RTB fleets are combined (similarly to the Harvest Moon Series).  These combined races will use the new Permanent Marks - along with an entirely new series of courses - arranged by wind direction - for ease of use by the Race Committee of the evening.

Navigation Restrictions:

All racers should by now be familiar with the Navigation Restrictions that are very clearly articulated in the current GSIs and will also be present in the new GSIs.  The purpose of these Navigation Restrictions is twofold: firstly, and most importantly, to make racing at Our Club safer. And secondly - and definitely of lesser importance - to minimize significant shortcuts that are available only to short keeled boats.  these Navigation Restrictions will likely be the subject of an upcoming Racers’ Forum as the RFC does not want to be dictatorial in this matter.  However, until that time, the Navigation Restrictions continue to be in force and must be adhered to by all!!