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Annual Garrison Bay Cruise

photo by Mike Russell What happens when 24 boats gather in Garrison Bay and plan a potluck? Over 50 people have a great time! There was always something going on at the central raft-up of 11 boats. Sunday was the busiest with blindfolded dinghy races followed by kayak racing, both forward and backward. A leisurely kayak cruise followed, then we all went ashore for a picnic dinner. Hikes were... Continue reading this entry

AYC in the frozen North

Each Memorial Day weekend for 72 years the Royal Victoria Yacht Club has sponsored the Swiftsure Regatta. It has grown into a family of five races. Let's start with the largest from Victoria around a mark about 15 miles off the mouth of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, The Swiftsure Lightship Classic. The lightship is no longer on station but the mighty NightRunner a Perry custom 42 cutter skippered... Continue reading this entry
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