Championship Tag

BC Sailing is pleased to announce the inaugural BC Sailing Offshore and Long Distance Racing Championships!     The championship will comprise a series of some of the most challenging Category 3 offshore races BC has to offer.  BC has some of the most complex long distance, tactical and navigational  problems the world has to offer.  These races are guaranteed to challenge the most hardened sailors. The champions...

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Royal Vancouver Yacht Club hosted a “Championships of Champions Regatta” October 21-22, 2023 .  This invitational had teams from Seattle and Victoria; and included 5 past Olympians.   The regatta was sailed in 13 Elliot 6M’s owned by Royal Van YC with teams of 3. After 12 races, the Seattle team of Dalton Bergan, Jen Morgan, and Lindsay Bergan edged out Ross Macdonald, Jason Rhodes and Alex...

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The West Vancouver Yacht Club (WVYC) proudly and successfully hosted the 2023 Canadian Opti National Championships, bringing over 90 skilled sailors from across Canada representing their provinces and 14 yacht clubs.   This event highlighted Canada's largest one-design fleet, nurturing young racers aged up to 15. Beyond competition, it forged lifelong friendships and shaped Team Canada representation (Opti Class) for 2024 global regattas. The week featured exciting fleet...

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John McRoberts of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and Scott Lutes (Mahone Bay, N.S. – LYC) won a bronze medal in the RS Venture Connect parasailing class today at the 2023 Sailing World Championships held until Sunday in The Hague, Netherlands.   It was the first time in history that para sailing events were held at the Sailing World Championships, a competition held every four years since 2003 by World...

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West Vancouver Sailor competes in Vilamoura, Portugal!   Andre Deseau of the West Vancouver Yacht Club puts in the work at the 2022 ILCA 4 Youth World Championship in Vilamoura, Portugal. Deseau finished Race 5 in 58th and Race 6 in 57th.   Event Website: https://2022ilca4youth.ilca-worlds.org/ Photo Credit: @vilamourasailing  ...

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3 Athletes from BC attended their first Youth Sailing World Championship in Al Mussanah, Oman; from December 11th-18th, 2021.   13 young Canadian sailors gave it their all at the 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships, held in Oman. The event was attended by a total of 433 sailors between the ages of 12 and 19.   Grace Poole and Jessica Hirschbold, winners of 2021 CORK in both the female...

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Royal Vancouver Yacht Club’s Andrew McCorquodale sails to victory, winning both the 2021 52 SUPER SERIES and Rolex TP52 World Championship.   Winning by the slimmest of margins; Takashi Okura’s TP52 Sled team were crowned champions at the 2021’s 52 SUPER SERIES and Rolex TP52 World Championship in Palma, Mallorca. Andrew McCorquodale says that they had a “rollercoaster” event.  Holding a lead of one point on both championships...

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The 2.4mR CanAm 2021 series has wrapped up and we have a Winner! Congratulations to Canadian Sailing Team Member, Bruce Millar of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club! The five regatta series was held over the past three months at Charlotte Harbor YC in Florida. 2nd place was Jeff Linton, 2007 US Sailing Yachtsman of the Year from Tampa, FL 3rd place went to boat builder Tony Pocklington of Fort...

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