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Leg 1

Date: June 11, 2005

Course: Nanaimo to French Creek

Distance: 22.10 nautical miles

Start: 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. Excellent spectator viewing from the Visiting Vessels Pier. Click here for a chart of the Nanaimo harbour.

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 warm-up.

Special Notes: This is a very busy harbour with float plane and ferry traffic in the vicinity of the start and surrounding area.

Finish 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 bit of a dog leg going in.

Finish Time: The drop dead finish time is 1800 hrs on this leg. Depending on wind boats could finish this leg anywhere between 1230hrs and 1800 hrs.

Moorage is “hosted” 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 among the fish boats.

Awards 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.

Facilities: Accommodations/Fuel/Showers/shore power/laundry/water/, etc at the head of the dock. Major groceries are available at Save On Foods a new sponsor for the event this year, located in Parksville a short drive away. The Boar’s Head Pub and Creekhouse Restaurant also located at the head of the dock.

Festivities: The manager of the French Creek Resort and Boar’s Head Pub, Russ Mosher, has lined up live entertainment at the pub. Festivities for French Creek Harbour Days will be in full swing during the day. Call the French Creek Resort for more information 250-248-3713.

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