22 - 24 2003
Course: Winter Harbour to Ucluelet
Distance: 138.10 nautical
0800 hrs Start across the previous days finish line. Many will opt for a
longish offshore leg to avoid the turbulent waters off Brooks Peninsula. At 138
nm this is the longest leg of the race.
The race committee will be on station at the Amphitrite Point lighthouse. The
finish will be from the lighthouse to the Red whistle buoy Y42. Good spectator
viewing. Depending on conditions some boats may finish in daylight hours. It is
more likely that this will be a night finish and the entrance to Ucluelet can
be challenging especially the first time. Coast Guard Auxiliary 38 will be on
hand at the finish to provide safety escorts to those who need it. This will be
weather dependent and all racers should exercise extreme caution in this area.
Boats have until 1200 hrs on June 24 to finish this leg.
Moorage is sponsored in the municipal marina boat basin
near the Canadian Princess downtown, courtesy of the District of Ucluelet. (see
the marine facilities link at www.dist.ucluelet.bc.ca/frame.html for more info.)
Boats drawing more than ten feet may be required to tie up at the outer float
in the same area.
Shore power, water, fuel, showers, laundry, shopping are all available and close
by. There are some first class accommodations and restaurants located in Ucluelet.
The Tauca Lea Resort is a new sponsor of the race this year, and offers one and
two bedroom suites, on the water a five minute walk from the marina. www.taucalearesort.com
Reception & Awards: A tasty dinner and awards presentation has been organized
by the local community at the Community Hall on Tuesday June 27. Time TBA.
Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce sends the following message to you:
special member of our community will meet the individual boats upon arrival. Some
of our greeters vie for the same yacht year after year as they have created a
special bond with the crews. The Coast Guard Auxiliary and the greeter Co-ordinator
work closely together to ensure the greeters are there for arrival and docking.
Each greeter welcomes the boat with special information packages which include
goodies from various businesses and sometimes their own home cooked fare.
crews and followers have a chance to experience Life on the Edge for
a day or so while Tuesday evening always proves to be a fun and entertaining night.
Ucluelet shares its West Coast Hospitality with a BBQ and award presentation.
vantage points at Amphitrite Point and the Wild Pacific Trail, the community watches
the yachts depart with a wave and a smile in anticipation of their arrival again