Course: Nanaimo to French Creek
Distance: 22.10 nautical miles
1030 hrs - The race committee will be on station on the Visiting Vessels Pier
in Nanaimo harbour. Boats will start in the harbour between the pier and the satellite
reef marker. All boats start together. Excellent spectator viewing from the Visiting
Vessels Pier. A running commentary and introduction of boats will be broadcast
via a PA system on the visiting vessels pier. Boats are asked to participate by
sailing close by the pier for an introduction to the spectators during pre-race
Notes: This is a very busy harbour. Use Caution. Expect heavy ferry traffic
off Nanaimo. Area Whiskey Gulf will not be active over the weekend.
Line French Creek: The finish is near the southern most breakwater in French
Creek between the race committee motor home on shore and an inflatable marker.
Excellent spectator viewing. The entrance to the harbour is tight with a nasty
dog leg going in.
Time: The drop dead finish time is 1800 hrs on all legs up the inside. Depending
on wind boats may finish this leg anywhere between 1230hrs and 1800 hrs.
Moorage has been
sponsored courtesy of the French Creek Harbour Authority. Harbour
Master, Julie Blood, and others will be on hand to provide assistance with tying
up. Rafting will be necessary at this and most other stops. The Lasqueti Island
Ferry Dock is located here.
Presentation: An informal awards presentation will be held as soon as the
results are calculated. All boats will be presented with a flag bearing the name
of the town with the winners receiving different colored flags. This will be repeated
at all stops.
Accommodations/Fuel/Showers/shore power/laundry/water/small store, etc at the
head of the dock. Major grocery stores located in Parksville a 10 minute drive
The manager of the French Creek Resort and Boars Head Pub, Russ Mosher,
has lined up some great entertainment and festivities. More details will be posted
at a later date. Call the French Creek Resort for more information 250-248-3713.